DO MEETING MAKERS
One day I could not stop drinking...the next day happened--was taken to my first AA meeting and I never had another drink. Who can explain that this powerful mental obsession, compulsion, physical craving had simply vanished overnight?
Almost like a chant, I have heard some of the groups sound off. "It works if ya work it." "Meeting makers make it." Today at a meeting one confused fellow asked, "What DO I have to do to stay sober?" You can bet he got lots of answers. I had forgotten that many peeps have different ideas from mine on "how to stay sober"!
I'm always put in mind of sitting at table in a new restaurant. I KNOW I'll be having something to eat, but I don't know WHAT until I'm given a menu, and maybe a few explanatory remarks.
Also at a symphony concert, I knew it would be a night of Beethoven, but did not know whether I'd be hearing String Quartets, Trios, a Sonata, or a Septet. A PROGRAM (menu) lets me see what is first, second, third, etc. And if I follow it, my whole experience will be greatly enhanced.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, I was given a menu of Twelve Steps. And then I was told to ask someone to be my sponsor, and that HE would explain that menu to me, word for inspired word. And he did. Only HE picked ME. That way I could not "fire" him, because I had not hired him --grin!
So, I'll cut to the chase here. While meetings are a wonderful place to learn about the history, the program, the Twelve Steps ARE our Program. Working the Steps is the answer. IT IS THE INDIVIDUAL WORKING OF OUR STEPS, with Adult Supervision, which keeps me sober.
Meeting Makers Make It? Yes and No. It is the STEP-TAKERS WHO MAKE IT!
Peeps, I think of you all a lot through a day.
And I wish God's BLESSINGS upon you all.
And God's PEACE with you all
God LOVES you all, and so do I.