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HOME SWEET HOME
Home, to me, means comfort. Comfort, that is, with people, sounds, surroundings, the feeling touch of things, food, temperature, smells and sights. At a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous anywhere in the world--I am "at home". And that is truth!
In my church building, or any catholic church, or any synagogue, temple, or church--I am "at home". That is the truth!
After a lengthy motor trip, when I cross back over the line of the county where I've lived for 44 years--I am "home". And that is true! (NOTE: I used to stop the car, get out, and down on my knees, say a blessing, and kiss the Collier County sandy soil. That really impressed the children--and me!)
If I walk on the beach alone, or in the woods, or even along a busy highway--it is "home" to me. True!
And riding my Suzuki "Bergman" 650cc Executive Scooter, I am definitely AT HOME...True, True!
After I tread the Twelve Steps (yes, twelve of them!) which lead up to Dr Bob's (AA Co-founder) House in Akron, Ohio, I hear those wonderful, consoling, heart-heating-beating, spiritually-laced words, spoken with real warmth by a greeter at the door: "WELCOME HOME!"--I know I am "home". How true!
And...and when I am in our own home, in whatever room--or outside--I am so very comfortable--for it IS "home". That's right!
In AA meetings, in churches, in Collier County, Florida, on the beach, in the woods, along a busy highway, in Dr Bob's House, at my own residence, on my beautiful fast scooter...it is not the place which "is" home. It is ALWAYS the PEOPLE! That's where Home is, among God's people, God's peeps! It is certainly--as I have found out--a "WE" program. LIFE is a "we" program!
One other place--situation--where I feel so much loved and as loving as in any of those other scenarios, is when I am commenting or blogging with my lovely peeps, here in my beloved 'sphere. It is where I find I can BE helpful, and can receive help, for my disease and my soul, for my head and my heart!
In LOVE and Service,