June 2020 - EditorialEditorial
Gratitude is the theme this month which is fitting as the Fellowship annually holds a Gratitude Week during the month of June. The Roundabout Sub-Committee extends our thanks to the AA members across Scotland who responded when asked to write in on this topic. The response was such that some of those articles will appear next month.
In the magazine AA members describe how grateful they are for the ‘tools’ they have been given by AA. Tools, which if used, will help us live life on life’s terms; something which in these most uncertain of times has become especially important.
One member describes how she is coping with the global pandemic by relying on the ‘Just For Today’ card again, just as she did when she was a newcomer, whilst others mention the importance of ‘Keeping it in the day’ whilst remembering the AA Slogan ‘This too shall pass’.
Many of the articles share their appreciation of the new online meetings that have sprung up in the last few weeks. It is amazing how this Fellowship responded when the doors to all our meeting rooms shut, yet there is one tool which is mentioned time and time again by everyone this month – the telephone. One of the first things we heard when we made it through the doors of this wonderful Fellowship was “Get phone numbers and use them.” Perhaps of all the tools on offer to us, this is the most important one right now.
As well as expressing our gratitude, we are also invited this month to contribute what we would have spent on one day’s drinking but at today’s prices. Financial independence as part of our Traditions, puts responsibility in the hands of the Fellowship. Even though the meeting rooms are shut, the flow of AA money through the service structure remains essential to further our primary purpose of helping the still suffering alcoholic. We neglect this at our peril.
2 Sub-Committee Notice Board
4 Extract From AA Literature
5 This simple Programme
6 This Too Shall Pass
7 AA In Lockdown
10 Staying Sober Without The ‘Live Show’
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13 The Roundabout Interview
16 I’m Counting My Blessings
17 The Telephone – The Lifeline For Alcoholics Anonymous
19 Letter from Scotland
21 That Was The Week That Was
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