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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.
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.