Thursday, July 9, 2009


SPECIAL NOTICE "Haunted House" Blogger Rainbow (SueAnn) asked me to inform her peeps that she is OK, and will be away from computer access for one or two weeks


Wednesday was another day of humility for me. I did not go looking for it, but my Pride took a back seat right from the beginning. At a meeting this morning (about 40 people) I announced an apology for not being there Tuesday to chair the meeting as it was assigned.

And you know how many people wondered where is Steve? Not ONE single soul! Isn't that wonderful? I'm serious! You can be so well hidden in the bowels of an AA basement that you can be sick for 3 weeks before someone will offhandedly ask, "Anyone seen Steve around?" Answer: "Nope. Probably out drinkin' somewhere." (And I been here in AA in same town 35 years, peeps!)

The entire group looked at me in wonderment, as if to ask, "What's he talkin' about?" So much for my Pride, my Ego. I needed that early morning fix, believe me. It keeps the ground leveled.

There is a guy attending the early meetings, who has been away for two weeks. He is a popular sort of guy, heavy-duty service type, good sponsor type, solid AA type. he's the kind of guy I wish I had met my first day free of alcohol.

He returned couple days ago from his two weeks "up north". Tomorrow, I'm going to say to him, "I hear you're going 'up north' for two weeks. When do you plan to leave?" (Needs to learn a little humility-grin!)

Remainder of Wednesday vacillated between fun, easy-to handle stuff, to a personal issue which may take years to resolve. Maybe that is what will keep me living to the old, ripe stage of age. Pride really took a beating and humility came out the winner. I am glad. I am sober. I am free.

Maybe we all can be sober, happy and free today?

God loves you all, and I do also.
Steve E


Q. Why do magicians pull rabbits out of hats? Why rabbits instead of some other animals?

A. Rabbits do not make any noise which could botch up the act.


Prayer Girl said...

It is 3 a.m. and a crisis in a beloved family member has been discussed with said love one.

Bottom line - Thank God for AA and Al-Anon. I don't know where either one of us would be without our wonderful program(s) and God.

Going back to bed,

Shadow said...

sober, happy and free? yes please!

G-Man said...

Unnoticed...? Maybe.

Appreciated..? ALWAYS!!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

:) Sober, Joyous and Free today? Absolutely! Can't wait to see what God has for us next!

Ann said...

Awesome post - had the same experience, many times...LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

I am far too behind in my commenting over here, Steve. All I can say is I love you and Anna and I have you all in my prayers daily. Keep showing up. You are needed.

Mike Golch said...

great picture,I'm just going to have to swip it for my blog.I will of coursd link back to you.

Gin said...

Well I don't want to inflate your ego or anything, but I would notice you if you were missing!

Tall Karen said...

"I am a legend in my own mind". Yea, right! Great examples of pride and humility.

Syd said...

I hope that you get some sleep as Anna doesn't appear to be. I don't like those family crises. Haven't had any in a long time which is good.

Carol said...

Thanks for reminding me that no one is excluded from the stresses of life.

Mary Christine said...

I have always found that when I contrive a lesson for another in humility, it ends up being a lesson for me instead.