There But For The Grace Of God
When I came into the Fellowship I hated everyone and everything - God includedFind out more
These snippets of wisdom are tips on how to actually change if we want what is on offer in AA and they are short enough and memorable enough to penetrate even the most befuddled of minds.
Whilst derision and contempt is the first reaction to the slogans for some, the longer we stick around, the harder we listen and the more we get into action, the more we come to fully appreciate the profundity of their meaning. My initial, contemptuous reaction to the slogans serve as a timely reminder of how close-minded I was. I particularly bristled at ‘Keep It Simple’ but now know that my best days in recovery are when I keep things as simple as possible.
The cartoons within this month’s magazine deserve a very special mention. Back in 1980 they were introduced in the following way:
‘In this issue we introduce Who-o-o Me, the owl who has a slogan ready for every occasion. Our slogans are, in a way, condensed A.A. wisdom and we hope that this feathery character will be appearing regularly with an “instant” A.A. message.’
For the next year or so readers of Roundabout would often see the Who-o-o Me owl grasping one of the slogans in his beak and all of us on the editorial team hope you get as much pleasure from seeing these newly digitalised cartoons as we have.
We would especially like to ask the Fellowship if anyone can recall Ron D who was responsible for the cartoons. If anyone has any information please email the editor at: email@example.com
2 Sub-Committee Notice Board
4 Extracts From AA Literature
5 Article From The Roundabout Archives
6 The AA Slogans
7 The End Of Isolation
8 The Path Was Always There
9 Slogans, Sayings And Acronyms
11 One Day At A Time
12 Going Through The Steps Again
i-iv AA Conference Approved Books
13 The Roundabout Interview
16 There But For The Grace Of God
17 The Slogans
19 Now I Can Laugh
20 Beyond My Wildest Dreams
21 That Was The Week That Was
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