RAMBLIN' STEVE (NOT ROSE!)
After two meetings in the early morning--"afore sunup"--I'm just getting home from a night meeting (yes, I'm addicted to meetings, I guess!) where a girl was celebrating 20 yrs, and I told them that (true) statistic, that for every one who makes it 20 yrs, 18 THOUSAND have come in, and left. And I said we are truly blest to be 1 out of 18,000, and I believe that. Imagine those odds! Almost like Lotto. Then, the tirade began--for the benefit of a guy celebrating four days...again!--that old argument about WHO is the most important person in the room, etc.? Well, I thought I was! And I'm here to let people know, that if I can do it using all these tools of our AAA Fellowship, then THEY can do it. OK? OK!
And do y'all ever hear that line, "WHO keeps us sober?" ...followed by "Our Father, etc." Well, IMO, making the Twelve Steps my life's work keeps me sober. Of course, I believe that God gave those steps to us, through a miraculous journey spanning thousands of years--but if HE keeps us sober, why do so many not make it? Is He not doing a good job? Does He love one of us more than another? Maybe in the morning I'll change my mind on all this. (Not likely! -grin-)
Rambling Steve E. Good Night!