I have been in OA for twenty-eight years. Before OA, I was a force to be dealt with, very carefully and with dread. I was filled with self-righteous indignation. Imagine my surprise when I discovered indignation was just a synonym for resentment. That Step Four was a real eye-opener. It wasn’t everybody else’s fault after all. Now I am so laid back that it is really difficult to get me riled. I figure if it isn’t something I have done and need to undo, God will take care of it. There is so much good in being a long timer, but

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