DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Friday, February 26, 2010

GOING AND COMING



WHAT GOES AROUND...
COMES 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!


18 comments:

Fireblossom said...

That is so neat, and it's true, as ye sow, daddy-o, so shall ye reap!

garden-variety drunk said...

what an awesome story. i love how everything has a way of working out when i practice generosity

Carol said...

Good to hear from you. We've had another huge storm with big electric shortages just like in Dec 08. This time it was me on the phone calling around to see if everyone was all right, inviting them to stop by, enjoy some light and grab a hot shower!

Secretia said...

What we receive by giving far exceeds the value of our gift. It is magic.

Secretia

Christine Macdonald said...

I love it when good things happen to good people.

Enchanted Oak said...

I like that you listened to the "Something" and paid it forward to "Darleen."
I'm glad for you that you learned about the fruit of your gift. I treasure those kinds of things, storing them up for the times when my faith needs a boost.

Just Be Real said...

So very true dear Stevie. Blessings and hugs to you dear one.

Ann said...

Congrats on the group anniversary!!! Sooo glad you are back and I am a TRUE believer in "what comes around goes around"...thanks for yet another "story that gave me chills".

Susan Deborah said...

"Joy was circulating like a tornado" - may it be always.

A touching and tender story. Blessings to all the lovely people present in the anniversary.

Joy and passion to you as well.

Susan

Kim A. said...

Divinely directed synchronicity..I believe. How wonderful...I have been the recipient of such a gift and cannot tell you the gratitude and humility I felt. Awesome.

Namaste

kerrycharacters said...

Thanks for reminding us of this simple truth. What goes around comes around should be the new religion.

Nevine said...

Wow! Steve, stories like this make my heart just smile inside. These things do happen... and they are not coincidences. Well, I don't believe in coincidence, anyway. So, this was meant to be. And, this joy was meant to be shared. And thank you for sharing it with us, too.

Hugs to you from me,
Nevine

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

YAY God!

Scott said...

'tis good to pay it forward :-)

Dulce said...

Eres un sol, Steveroni....
That's why you shine so bright, that's why God is so near YOU!
;)

Kay said...

well, it's true. i am a karma whore, through and through... on another note, sometimes i am amazed at how many connections there are on here in the 'real world' .... you and PG? it's a reminder to me that i (we) are but a mere visitor into a glimps of eachothers lives

Syd said...

I do believe that the seeds that are sewn determine what is reaped. Glad that all enjoyed the event.

Sylvia said...

Peace and love to you especially and to those who share your journey too! Congratulations!!!