I saw some old Grapevines in the box under the table at a recent AA meeting I went to. The newer ones were on top of the table, with the other literature. Just like at my home group, the new ones didn't seem to be moving any better than the ones in the box beneath.
If this group was like mine, these Grapevines would pile up until someone got tired of the box they are in getting so heavy they would say, "What are we going to do with all these Grapevines?" At my group, the standard reply is, "I don't know. What are you going to do Saturday?" "I don't know. Let's call ...".
And that would be the end of the Grapevine conversation, until the next time.
It doesn't have to be the end of it. How long had it been since I had picked up a Grapevine and looked through it? Couldn't remember. How long since my subscription had lapsed? Couldn't remember. I used to read them from cover to cover; I gave subscriptions to sponsees, I bought issues for newcomers. What happened? Somehow, I had forgotten how important a single issue could be. How many lives one could touch; maybe help. What hope it could bring to someone feeling hopeless.
What could I do to breathe new life into this little magazine which carried such a big message? Would you like to help? Have any ideas about how to do it?
Come to the district Grapevine meeting and bring those ideas. Find out what's going on. You can do a little or a lot. Hang out with other recovering alcoholics. Who knows what may happen? Join us in the Fellowship of The Spirit- first Sunday every month 3PM at the Gwinnett Room.
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