DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Sunday, January 25, 2009

FOGGY LIFE--NOT!

Tug on the Ohio at Cincinnati

For several years I 'summered' drunkenly
(or "simmered"?) on a houseboat--THOR.
I lived right under this bridge.
Many early mornings looked like this photo.
Whether it was foggy or not -grin!
One of the "highlights" of my life, Drunken River Rat!



LIFE IS NO LONGER SO FOGGY!

NMW is a young, but long-time sober girl, new to blogging AND to our beautiful community of bloggers. I'm hoping you'll drop by her blog and say "Howdy" (or something more suitable). She is new to blogging. I met NMW about 21 years ago, and recently (happily!) got to renew our old friendship.

NMW sponsors people, has a sponsor, attends meetings regularly, is involved in service. In other words, she LIVES the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, as do the rest of us members in the "Winners' Circle". NOTE: you don't need to be a 'long-timer' to reside in the "Winners' Circle". One day of sobriety and open mindedness, qualifies any real alcoholic as a winner...my opinion. Anyway, please welcome NMW, a newcomer to the world of blogging, and a newcomer to our SPECIAL blogland.

HERE ARE SOME THINGS AA HAS GIVEN ME:

Our beautiful Twelve Steps, and first 164 PAGES in Big Book

Meetings, here in Naples, and here, on the computer.
(I realize these blogs are not meetings, because often they
are just SO MUCH BETTER than meetings! For me!)

A new friend who I love like a brother

An old friendship dating from 1964

How have I deserved TWO "best" male friends?
Answer: I do NOT "deserve"--these are gifts from God

How do I deserve 34 sober years?
Answer: I do NOT deserve them --They are
God-sent gifts as long as I cooperate with Him.

A new sponsee, 4 years sober Feb 7

A thorough emotional cleansing through my music

A "renewed" VERY PERSONAL relationship with God

A VERY busy wife

A VERY busy and useful life

A HAPPY wife

A HAPPY life

Blogger peeps from A to A (Africa to Australia)

I am asking today for you all: Understanding, Peace, Happiness, Serenity, Love, and SOBRIETY--and I also wish a share of those gifts.

Sincerely, I'm in love with God, AA, life, and YOU!

Peace,
Steve E.

10 comments:

Mary Christine said...

Love the picture of the foggy Ohio.

J-Online said...

Thanks for sending us to NMW. You do deserve these beautiful things in your life! Happy Sunday.

Shadow said...

and steveroni is rolling along as his perfectly happy peaceful self again... good.

steveroni said...

"Foggy river scene" has several very interesting stories
--for a drunk-a-log-a-roni. Maybe I'll blog one some day...when nothing else comes to mind.

Shadow, you will NEVER KNOW how true your comment really is. Because I cannot relate it in "blog" words--nor in public.

Yep...Thanks! Steve E.

Akannie said...

...it's a wonder you didn't fall overboard...

Nice post-a-roni.
xoxoxox

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I am off to see NMW and thank you for the shout out. Great post, such amazing gratitude. Thank you and many hugs today.

Banana Girl said...

Ah yes, the foggy days. Dreamlike and so enticing if we are as you say watering down our program. Thanks for the reminder. J.

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Gledwood said...

That looks like the typical view I get when I've forgotten my glasses!

Congratulations on being so sober. Wish I could manage it ...(from my drugs...)

%-<...

Syd said...

I really like the photo of the tug in the fog. My good friend is on a tug boat. Thanks for the shout out for NMW.