Tuesday, September 8, 2009



During the past 17 days I have endeavored to reach out and "touch" as many peeps as were possible. My touch was not me, nor mine. It was a spiritual "touch", in which I participated as a receiver, as well as a giver. It was/IS a touch of enthusiasm for recovery and for God's healing power.

In like fashion, each person I met received--and gave stuff--to me, to others, and to themselves. I strongly believe these actions of receiving , giving, and therefore loving...were and are of the spirit world. Others, and myself, felt that God was present and smiling His approval in a real sense.

I do not wish to put words in others' mouths, but I'm going to take that risk and say that WE ALL felt that God was heavily involved in the workings, the happenings, relating to and resulting from my "fantastic" scooter ride.

For some of us it was like the occasional uplifting of the hearts and minds to God, such as might happen (in a much more direct, thorough and consistent manner) at a retreat.

Others "seemed to find" a certain good feeling just "becoming", simply "being" a part of the great WE, who make up the humanity of our fellowships, which were somehow built around our programs.

I happened to notice Monday's "Quote-For-The-Day" on refdesk:

"Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose.

From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy.

Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received."
- Albert Einstein

Peeps, I am really tired, just wore out, frazzled. I'm in St Augustine, FL tonight, will get to a 7 AM AA meeting tomorrow. Then I shall make a stop in Orlando. Hopefully that is shaping up to become a Twelfth-Step stop!

(Say that fast, 20 times: "Twelve-Step-stop"!)
If anything of what I've written above sounds "not-so-humble"...put me in front of a firing squad tomorrow morning AFTER the meeting. Believe me, I know (especially now) ALL power comes from God. Not 99%...but 100%. Okay?

So can we all just be still for a moment, and know that He is God? And let us find him now! And let us stay clean and sober today.
Peace, Peeps.


Cindy said...

Am so glad that you feel God involved in all that you're doing with your "fantastic" scooter ride.

John DeFlumeri Jr said...

Trapped by the cellphone, sometimes it feels like we want to throw it somewhere. Drink lots of ice water, the bonus is zero caloris, but the main item is no alcohol!
Get some sleep, Steve.
John DeFlumeri Jr

big Jenn said...

I can always count on the "BIG GUY"!jeNN

wolfie185 said...

For me what you feel is the Holy Spirit, the spirit of the Divine and how It effects our lives when we have awareness. Thanks for share the effect It had you and those you have met and thanks for sharing the Path.

Mary LA said...

Stay safe!

Shadow said...

17 days is a long time to be on the road. but somehow i believe there was a purpose to you being out there, 'touching' people, as i know you have a magical way of doing.... safe travels dear steve!

Madison said...

Are you insinuating that God doesn't need even 1% of us jumping in to fix things? Boy, do I ever agree. I think you and your lovely wife should write a book about your transformed lives. Your posts hold so much promise for those who are struggling.

Dulce said...

"we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy"
Ah I LOVE that, Steve and I know taht's exactly what you are experiencing.
Travel safe for >God is with you...no doubt.

Scott said...

'tis good to be "in touch" isn't it?

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

So glad you have made it to St. Augustine safe and sound and am continuing to keep you in my prayers (always) and for the rest of the trip I hope you continue to see the miracles that proceed you!

And just one more miracle (wink) right here in comments and concerns!

When you carry the spirit, people cannot help but participate...

And you my friend, carry The Spirit!

Gin said...

You're in the home stretch Steve! Almost home!

Hootin' Anni said...

Good morning Steve!! Tho, you haven't traveled to Texas physically, you certainly touched me through blogging!! You are an amazing person.

Syd said...

It seems as if God was riding right there with you. Your journey has been great to read about. I know that you will be glad to be back home, safely!

Dammy said...

I'm happy that you are touching lives and being touched as well.

Your life is a miracle! A testimony that God can change anyone as long as one is willing to let him!

Keep touching lives!

Blythe Landry said...

thanks for your blog..I joined today! love it..
please check mine out at www.findyourfirststep.blogspot.com

cheers into your wednesday!

Rhonda said...

you make me laugh.
I love your humor.
put you front of a firing squad?!!!

Blessings friend!