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January 2023

Read about our latest issue of Roundabout here.


Welcome to our first edition of 2023 and thank you for reading and supporting our Scottish magazine. Thank you to everyone who has submitted articles in the last few months and if you have not done so already, please consider sending us one. Your article can be on any aspect of your own experience, strength and hope and as a guide one full page of text is approximately 480 words.

At the start of the year, it seems fitting to look at Step One and we have therefore themed our literature extracts and some of the cartoons on this topic. I remember when the ‘penny dropped’ and I actually heard the other bit of Step One - “that our lives had become unmanageable,” - this bit still tricks me today at times and if I am not careful life can seem unmanageable but I have a Programme that helps me get through it.

As you read this issue, I hope you also hear the gratitude in many of our members’ ‘voices’ this month. I sometimes have a feeling that I might burst with gratitude and it can be overwhelming, or cause me to wander around with a big grin on my face. This was never my normal attitude before I got sober and I love to see it in other members, especially the newcomers. By sharing our own experience with others, we can make them see they are not alone and that there is no judgement in AA and by sharing your articles with Roundabout you can help to do this.

Everyone in the Roundabout Subcommittee looks forward to seeing you our at our conventions this year!
Editor, roundabout@aamail.org

1    Preamble
2    Subcommittee Noticeboard
3    Editorial
4    Blest To Be In Recovery
6    Am I Helping Others?
8    Night And Day
9    Kindness Eases Change
10    Travelling With The Serenity Prayer
11    Just For Today
12    66th Scottish National Convention
i    Conventions And Gatherings
ii-iv    Group Information
13    The Roundabout Interview
16    If It Could Work For Others...
17    AA History Corner
20    Extracts From AA Literature
22    66th All Ireland Convention
23    Subscribe To Roundabout
24    The Twelve Concepts Of World Service
25    The Twelve Traditions

Roundabout Magazine cover January 2023

Travelling With The Serenity Prayer

I had a problem checking-in online, and because I intended to be at the airport in plenty of time I decided to complete it when I got to the airport.

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Kindness Eases Change

Almost from my earliest days in the Fellowship, I heard people suggest that I had to change.

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