T-Day is in the history books . . . ours was a quiet day—but good Break out the crayons and color me grateful and sober.
Color me mindful, too of many alcoholics who are struggling in the isolation that the second year of a pandemic sadly necessitates (The latest issue of the Grapevine was a useful attitude adjuster in another year of situations nobody saw coming. )
Grateful, sober —and mindful: that’s what I am.
I didn’t get here on my own. And I am sure not going to stay any one of these ways alone, either.
This year has taught me never take a meeting for granted — especially in the isolating reality that a second year of Covid-19 imposes.
Opportunities for service — the third component of recovery — are a bit different — but the rewards are more than satisfactory! (Recovery, Unity Service)
Staying connected via phone, text and email is a reliable tool — I just got off the phone, reading Bill’s Story with another AA.
Just trying to write out my recovery reminds me keeping it simple is smart on so many levels.
So I KNOW This
The Big Book is a big help — a bigger help with we hearing the words — .Hear Bill’s story read aloud!
And I will also put in a plug for hearing the words of my Higher Power read too — Poirot —a.k.a. David Suchet does a great job! (Youtube link_)
Happy Thanksgiving dear readers!
Thanks for reading — If you have learned something in these crazy times to share about recovery, please do.
Love in Christ,
Sober and Grateful (or as heard in a meeting RECOVERING and Discovering)
PS: I know — GOD is a touchy topic. Rereading Chapter 4 in the Big Book is never a waste of time — even and especially for someone who professes faith in God.