One of my biggest worries about going to A.A. was not having that dollar for the donation basket. It has kept me from going many times. My mother is going to give me a dollar a day for meetings.
"Don't spend it on mouthwash," she told me. "And how can I be sure you are not going to save it up to buy beer?"
"Mom," I said. "You are just going to have to trust me. I had five bucks and didn't spend it on beer. It's a start."
"Don't tell your father I am doing this," she then said. "He would be very, very angry at me."
"Thank you," I said holding a glossy, new one dollar bill. "You went a long way to helping me stay sober."
It will be such a relief at meeting's end to have something to contribute.