Monday, February 22, 2010
THE WINNING NUMBER--THREE!
Counting the days,
For whom or what?
Marking the time. WHY?
Whether monthly, daily--by the hour.
Be not so dour.
For even so--it is LIVING
Which we are all still doing.
And where there is life...there is, yes........
A fellow I have known for years received his 14th anniversary chip this morning. Jerry sponsors, and does it well, almost like the old days. In his kitchen, singly, and in a once-a-week small step-group. He does not "teach" people, he allows them to "follow" himself and others into strong-and-long sobriety.
Jerry. From a know-it-all drunken slob, to this--busily walking the walk, and staying humbly sober today What a thrill to have witnessed such growth in a Peep!
And where there is life...there is, yes.......
With each breath, I anticipate the next. Without thought it is always there, as far back as I can remember, even before that. And at the final breath, following will come the real breath of the real life. I believe that, I know that. I try to live that. It is difficult.
With sobriety came the ability for me to become willing, to accept what is truth. I am able to view evidence, make judgment, and follow that with a faith that cannot, must not, be shaken. My own Faith is that there IS a Creator of all things, Who loves me...ME! Imagine! And God's greatest desire is for me (and you all!) to love HIM! Of course, for me sobriety is a given, for without that, I have nothing. NOTHING.
And where there is life...there is, yes.......("...the greatest of these...")
There was not a beginning (actually, there was not even a "was"!!!), there is not ever to be an end. Between those parameters (of course, "eternity" is not a parameter) there is but one underlying, or maybe overriding characteristic. It IS love, the reason for everything I know, touch, "feel", perceive, yet have little understanding. Whatever I call my Higher Power (God), I know that the whole of His creation, from angels, to mankind, to firmament, animals, and nature itself, is a Divine Act of Love.
In many forms that love is expressed in humanity and nature, but the bottom line is His love for me, and my love for Him. Without God's great gift to me of sobriety and our Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, I could not be here, would not have these thoughts, and could not write them.
Peeps, this post was about as serious as I can be at this time, and in that spirit of seriousness, I wish you all Love, Peace, Hope, Serenity, and the capability to cope with whatever might be troubling you--for today. May we pray for one another today?
Photo, Deviant Art: Love__Faith__Hope_by_tranhonglien.jpg