Isolation and hope stand out to me today, in part because of the Voices of Recovery reading on isolation and fellowship (p. 191) and in part because eight years ago today I surrendered my food to my Higher Power. Today I carry a message of hope as I enjoy a life vastly beyond my wildest dreams. One reason I come to face-to-face meetings is to get hugs. Prior to OA, I was isolated in my head, with my emotions, and in my body. I had no idea how starved my skin was for affection. Today, I know that I need

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