- that yesterday's self-imposed isolation may be lessened today
- that I posted a new topic on Sobriety Society today
- that three times this past week I got to do my favorite service work, read 'How It Works'
- for the joy of being around a newcomer that really wants to get it and make it work
- for the film 'Ashes to Snow' and the powerful peace I felt during and after
- that it breaks my heart to hear of those who have gone out, but it keeps me sober
Overheard in a meeting: When normal people have a flat tire they call AAA, an alcoholic calls the suicide hotline.
The Fellowship Prayer
Dear Higher Power, I am grateful that: I am part of the Fellowship, one among many, but I am one. I need to work the Steps for the development of the buried life within me. Our Program may be human in its organization, but it is Divine in its purpose. The purpose is to continue my spiritual awakening. Participating in the privileges of the movement, I shall share in the responsibilities, taking it upon myself to carry my fair share of the load, not grudgingly, but joyfully. To the extent that I fail in my responsibilities, the Program fails. To the extent that I succeed, the Program succeeds. I shall not wait to be drafted for service to my fellow members, I shall volunteer. I shall be loyal in my attendance, generous in my giving, kind in my criticism, creative in my suggestions, loving in my attitudes. I shall give to the Program my interest, my enthusiasm, my devotion, and, most of all, myself.