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Cold Comfort

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Enthusiasm, the quality of being filled with my Higher Power’s presence, reminds me that I always have a choice. A recent deep freeze in my part of the United States seemed to limit my choices; I couldn’t get my truck out of a snowbank to get to my weekly face-to-face OA meeting. Glumly, I stared out at the frozen landscape, as newspaper warnings of wind-chills and even colder temperatures flashed into my mind. Since I live alone, missing the meeting would not only mean the loss of friendly faces sharing experience, strength, and hope, but also the loss of any in-person

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