I Just LOVE Flowers within Flowers
JUST ANOTHER DAY FOR
ANOTHER SOBER ALCOHOLIC
What a wonderful day! An early-morning AA meeting, followed by singing in choir at mass. Choir is getting bigger and better, as peeps from north (snow-birds) are arriving by the thousands.
Next I got to ride my scooter up to a GSR meeting, my first! In the past, this would have been a trip I might have thought twice before doing. But after riding to Virginia and back, this was like "around the block" and pure enjoyment.
It gave me a chance to be alone (that's a benefit of riding!) and pray...and meditate, and simply just love everything which came into my mind today. Also I reflected on the day so far, and if I had committed any transgression or omitted any necessary items in my daily list of stuff. Have my motives been pure? Well, NO! I can report that they have become more-so than ever in my past.
The GSR meeting was boring to me, lots of "much-ado-about-nothing", but I will go back--somebody's gotta do it. And it IS a nice "ride"!!! And it DID last three (3) hours. If it were not for the Starbucks coffee on tap, I would have been outta there soon after the "Serenity Prayer". (Not really...)
Then home, supper, a phone chat with a friend, then my regular Sunday night hour in chat room of The Second Road (TSR) 8-9 PM. I mean, this Sunday began (after 4 hours sleep) at 5 AM and will end at Midnight. Yesss Baby, I'm looking forward to that bed tonight, "You betchum, Red Ryder!"
Our chat tonight had as it's topic "Gratitude" and I am still in that mode, realizing all the gifts God has granted to me. Example: Late afternoon, I pulled up next to a monster Motorcycle, a Ninja, or something like that. We were at a long light, so I chatted him up a bit. Young fellow from Germany. He joined the US Army to gain entry to the United States. He married, built a house, and drives a money truck between banks.
We were sitting there chatting, and out of the blue, I startled myself by asking him, "Are you a friend of Bill W?" And guess what, Peeps!!! He said, "Yes, how did you know that?" Maybe it was a catch word or phrase, I do not know, but we pulled up soon after and talked some about recovery. Also we sped down a country road (Alico Rd) near here, doing easily *** mph, about 161 k/h.
It is truly a great gift to be allowed to share, care, to be ME, to be at peace, to speak to strangers, to be of help, to love, to pray, meditate, and to be free of alcohol one day at a time. Come along with me, bring your own special gifts, let us celebrate together, Peeps!
"Steve is Steve", and right now that means something special to me.
Dulce a "sweeter poetry" blogger, has bestowed on several of her male peep followers (of whom I am one--grin!) an award--see side bar right under "The Second Road". And I truly appreciate thoughtfulness of this sort, it honors me and shows we are supported for what we do, and how we do it. Thank you Dulce. Thank you!