If you've NOT had a drink in a number of days... or years
Had a family restored...a home...and sober careers
it's time to think of gratitude ...instead of tears.
self esteem is on the rise, while complacency still denies
It's time to give back what's been given to you.
tradition basket is being passed, it's true
But remember AA's
been hit with inflation too.
A dollar a day may no longer
keep the 'four horsemen' away.
On the other hand, if you use
to drink in a dive... then by all means, put in a five!
you slept under the stars, in a car or a tent, maybe you couldn't
pay your rent, or perhaps
some folks just thought you had no
sense... put in a ten!
If you got a nasty divorce (or two)...
then a twenty of course, is what you need to do!
in jail'...Put the check in the mail!
Or make it easy and
contribute online, and chances are you'll serve no more time.
Birthdays, anniversaries, any old sober-day will do
It's a day to be grateful, carry the message, and be self supporting
After all many folks are still 'out there' counting on
Whatever the amount, be RESPONSIBLE and step up.
PUT YOUR MONEY IN THE BASKET, INSTEAD OF THE COFFEE CUP
Stay sober today. Participate. And be of maximum service when you
When we ALL do our part, it fits in GOD'S plan!
7th Tradition Inflation Poem'
(Where Self Support and