THE "FIX" IS IN
If I'm having a problem with my computer. there is a place to go. The same with my Suzuki scooter. OR my violin might need adjusting, some cracks glued (it IS 150 years old). there is a place to go for each of these problems. You all know this as being called the forums, as in "Go to the forums, Dummy!" That's what they told me to do the first time.
In the "forums" there are peeps galore who have had a problem identical to mine, and are ready and willing to share their experience with whoever asks. Sometimes they are not so full of patience. Sometimes they are a bit short in the department of social graces, but the right answer is there. It can be found by all who seek.
I think also of our blog community as a sort of forum. Sometimes I bring quite a lot of myself into this huge world-wide room. I try to open up my mind, I let stuff out, I let stuff in. What I do with it is my business. Sometimes we hurt one another. Sometimes we repair the damage. I bring problems here which I trust to nobody else (except my sponsor). Often I receive an answer before I have asked the question. God works here in an astonishing manner, with awesome swiftness, with a sureness of loving kindness (usually).
One day recently I blogged a rash statement regarding the fact that I have been going to 3 or 4 meetings every day. Rash, because I had not thought how that sound-bite would play out in my blog. It surprised me that anyone would even notice much less comment on that part of my blog. Although the comments were "right on" as far as they (and the blog) went, I wish to remind myself of a few things.
PRIOR to 18 months ago, I went to only 2 meetings a week. Then I bought the most wonderful motor scooter by Suzuki. Then I discovered those three-in-a-row morning AA meetings at 6,7, and 8 AM.
I loved "riding" Soooo much that I rode to meetings all over the county (our county is larger than Rhode Island), got to know lots of peeps.
That same summer (2008) I ran into a blogger here on-line who spent time to lead me and guide me to you bloggers--a "how-to" teacher. Most of you who greeted me then are still here. How encouraging that is, to witness people who stick to their commitment No Matter What! It is a lesson for all who would falter.
It is as if they are saying, "Just do what I did, and you'll get what I've got. Peace, happiness, and SOBRIETY!" Well, I have it--for today.
--Again thanks to all of you Bloggers, my here-at-home peeps, and the God of my understanding.
God bless you all.
Peace and love to you all.
And we're all sober today.