A wonderful girl was sober and clean several years. In May she moved to a state far away. I loved this girl, Prayer Girl did also. And we watched her grow from day one. She has done what alcoholics and addicts sometimes do when they leave their home, when they move away from the support and love they had become used to, returned to old habits and ways.
A relative who was dropped onto our doorstep last year, is still sober! She lives near Washington DC. Now age 18, she will celebrate her 1st Anniversary July 30. And she begins school this August in a zero-tolerance (alcohol-and-drug) college.
And on this Friday night, I wish to say "Hello" to "YOU" in detox tonight. I know you are without your computer. Your being there can be part of a gigantic miracle, God moving (again!!!) behind the scenes! Bless you. Prayers. Peace and Love, from Steve
A sponsee was not "getting it" ya know, and I tried to find out why. I should have known. "I told him, 'What IS it with you, ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'I don't know and I don't care'."
Actually (honesty, right?), that was spoken at a meeting yesterday.
A FEW AA SAYINGS (NOT!)
Reading the Big Book is difficult--because I already know what it says.
For me to instruct you about Finance and Romance should be a FELONY
I'm too busy to go to meetings!
Lack of alcohol--that was my dilemma.
Bottom: Bad things happened faster than I could lower my standards.
"Please straighten out my life: Pay my bar bills."
"SHE" got pregnant.
Said to another (me?): Just "act like" you want to stay stopped. C'mon, you've been a phony all your life, so just "do" act normal.....
First eleven steps are HALF the circle--if I wait until I'm "ready" to sponsor someone, I'll DIE!
Go to work. Stay at work. Work at work.
Society used to support addiction. Now it supports illness. Are you sick? Let's give you a pill!
It is easier to do the steps than to change.
The Big Book is the menu, not the food.
Long-Timers are leaders whether they want to be or not.
When I came into AA, I was so depressed, thought so low of myself, that my sponsor told me , "Aspire to attain low self-esteem".
And I will stay sober with all of you today, No Matter What!
More Peace. More Love.