A LITTLE BIT OF THIS,
A LITTLE BIT OF THAT
For two mornings it has been too damn cold to ride the Suzuki 650 to my morning meetings. So I had to get out there in the dark night--4:30 AM--and pump up the "tawers on the dump truck" so's ah could git to mah meetin's. Kidding aside--it was 31 degrees at our house two mornings in a row.
My "New Dawn Group" A.A. friends decided they finally found a limit to my craziness...it's called "freezing".
Driving my '99 Mazda pickup to a meeting is not nearly as fun as careening through the 7-mile, 6-lane pathways from our house to the 24-Hour Club on the bike. Shame to write this--but if I had to drive a 4-wheeled "box" vehicle to meetings, I'd probably attend no more than one a day. (That is not a truthful statement!) But I sure L.O.V.E. my bike. -grin! Thank you, Prayer-Girl.
Speaking of cold temperatures, I DO realize that for some reading this, 31 F. would be considered a "beach day". But my ideal day runs 80-85 F. degrees, that's just how it is. When I was very young, and hell was described to me as a very hot place, I remember thinking to myself that it must not be a real bad place--at least it's warm there.
By the time I reached grade school (First grade is where I was aptly nicknamed "Alkie", which name is with me still) I had figured out--I knew it--that hell is a very VERY cold place. As far as I know, I'm the only one who ever 'knew' that fact.
And, fellow bloggers, I am just SO grateful, that:
...I am writing a gratitude list tonight instead of a SEVENTH TRADITION discussion
...I have a truck to drive, when it's too cold to ride
...I live where daily there are many excellent AA meetings
...NMW--our house is paid for
...I get to play a wedding Saturday, on the beach
...the wedding is for daughter of an AA member
...it is pleasure for me to participate in this wedding
...it WILL get warmer!--beginning Saturday
...winter is over--for us???
...For Prayer-Girl's Friday blog, Re: steve-a-roni
...a beautiful violin, which sounds better and better
...is my hearing getting worse? -grin
...a wonderful AA family who loves me--NMW
...wonderful bloggers, the same as above--NMW
...that I can still learn so much from so many
...mostly from you, my blog family (thank you ALL!)
...I could write a hundred gratitude items right now
...I will not!
That is enough for today. I am grateful to God for giving me you bloggers, recovering people, with your experiences, strengths, and hopes, of which you eloquently write.
I'm so inadequate with my computer and my simple thoughts and words. At the same time I feel a power surging through me, aware that God is now directing this show, of which I am but a small bit player. At this moment I am in such a state of LOVE for everything created, that my whole body is warm, even in this coolness of the night. (Have to check MY temperature? -grin!)
Back on Tuesday with Tradition SEVENAnd....let's stay sober together today. OK? NMW! (No Matter What!)