WHAT GOES AROUND...
The Naples group (my home group--Naples, FL) celebrated Anniversary #56 Thursday night, with dinner, prizes, AA Speaker, and lots of meeting and greeting Peeps who are now members of other groups around town. (There are 267 meetings in little ol' Naples each week.) It was also Birthday Night, sober time from 4 days to 57 years. What a happening! Joy was circulating like a tornado around the room of 250 people. I met peeps who have been "hiding" in other groups and meetings for years.
But this blog is not about the celebration of an Anniversary of a group. It is about what we call a mini-miracle. At a meeting in the early morning, I announced that I had "...ONE ticket ($20) left to sell...who wants my last ticket?" Answer: Nobody!
"Something" made me turn around, and sitting along the wall was a girl named Darleen (not real name) who I have known for a long time, who had during one period helped me through a rough situation. I motioned to her that she should buy the ticket. She mouthed a silent "No money." What happened next I do not know, but I found myself buying her ticket and handing it to her.
OK to shorten this post--who? ME? SHORTEN a narrative?--grin! I'll skip to the dinner that evening (last night). She walked into the room, and came to our table and thanked Prayer Girl and me, then she knelt down and told us a story. Two weeks before--after a meeting--a girl friend of hers was crying. She did have a car, but no gasoline, and no money to buy any. Darleen, nearly broke herself, GAVE the girl $20, and in her gratitude moment, the girl reminded Darleen, "What goes around, comes around."
And there, in front of a table of seated Peeps, was Darleen with us, tears in her eyes, as she told us she did not expect the "come-around" thing would take place so soon. And she went on to enjoy herself with her evening, with her Peeps! And we all stayed sober...and happily so.
Peeps, I realize we each have memorable events occur throughout a given day, and this is one of mine for Yesterday!
PEACE and LOVE!