- for the Cleaning House meeting I attended last night. 43 people crowded into a little church ante room, sofas and folding chairs. Two birthdays were celebrated. Although it was overly warm in there, the joy of those attending was evident. It was one of those meetings where everyone knows everyone and feels like home. I used to attend this meeting in early sobriety. It's been five and a half years since I have been there.
- for the call I got on the way to that meeting from someone that seemed to want some help. I offered him the chance to ask, asked if he was okay, he said they would call later. He showed up at the meeting but disappeared as soon as it was over, but he called close to midnight and I was able to just listen without worrying about getting to bed because it was late. The gift of time, sometimes, is all people want or need.
- that since work is slow this month I have had the privilege to enjoy lots of free time
- that KAS celebrated her eighteen months yesterday!!!
[I]f we continue in the program and make sobriety our highest priority. We will realize too that the self we find in sobriety is the real self ... a person who was there all along but was crowded out and suppressed by the demands of our sick nature. This real self is what we were created to be, and sobriety brought its discovery. ~Walk in Dry Places