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

Thursday, March 25, 2010

YOU AND ME-ANDERINGS...




Now I am reading that several of the (AA/Alanon) bloggers who so warmly welcomed me here 21 months ago, are considering leaving this end of the blog world. These peeps are not regular visitors to steveroni, but I read  and benefit almost always from their writings. And YOU and I will sorely miss their unselfish contributions to these blogs.

The tone of "our" blog community has changed somewhat, and I fear I have contributed to that change.  But those half-dozen who have, or may be moving on, are ones who have daily held the line for excellence, integrity, humility, truth, faith, hope, and in this way have helped SO many of the rest of us. This is SO true!

God is in charge. GOD is GOoD!

In another topic, I wish to thank ALL/EVERYONE who yesterday commented their prayers, love and support for me and my family, having lost N. to cancer. It was another of those days, seldom experienced by me, which show me that "something" in Alcoholics Anonymous WORKS!  because I did not drink. How about that?

It is a marvelous thing to be so thoughtfully remembered and cared about by so many AA Peeps.  I am sure we can go anywhere in the world and find immediate friends, and friendliness, understanding and love, like nothing I have seen before, or since.

One more thing--personal:  Doctor exam today revealed to me that my cancer is still in remission, and I am otherwise quite healthy for a 76-year-old man.  And Peeps, I feel GoooooD!

Good enough to stay sober today.
Can you do that with me?
And let us live, and be filled with reconciliation and love.
It really IS a .www, or as I have heard it  "What a Wonderful World!"

16 comments:

Steve E said...

Meander; ME-AN-DER. To wander over a large area, in randomness.

Secretia said...

To get through a huge emotional test like a funeral of a close family member without drinking is a sure sign of successful recovery.
A fine example for struggling people.

God Bless.

Secretia

Susan Deborah said...

Ah Steve!

Meander . . . Hmmm. Winking!

I so loved this post. It was dripping with love and gratitude from the innermost depth.

Steve, my healthy and sober Steve, I am so glad that you are on the road that is the best for you and setting a fine example to those who meander along.

What a wonderful world, indeed! Wonderful Steve!
Wonderful blog!

Joy and peace,
Susan

Syd said...

People come and go in life as well as blogland. And the ranks close and open to help or let go.

Rachel C Miller said...

I found your blog through another bloggers and as I read it I thought about the people who I have met online and how some do come and go. A few without even a goodbye. It hurts sometimes because some people see the internet as an access to fantasy, when it is quite a glimpse of techological reality. But I have learned to look at it as standing at a bus stop you never know who you are going to meet next.
It is great that you are in good health but even better is that you are reaching and doing something with your life and as I ramble, we do have an affect on the people we meet and I am sure you have made a great deal distance in the people who have crossed your path.

It is "What a Wonderful World"
Rachel

Shadow said...

love your good news!!!!

susan said...

Steve, I really admire you for not drinking while surrounded with your family. I don't know how you do it! You inspire me.

I am glad the cancer is in remission. Take care.

Indigo said...

Overjoyed to discover the Cancer is in remission. Sometimes it's not the lenght a person has had in our lives, rather the moments shared. Moments where they leave some pieces of themselves that remain with you always. (Hugs)Indigo

Dulce said...

Oh My sweet Peep, so glad to hear about that c. remission... you'`ll rock forever!.

No matter those who come and go... The old ones leave and new fresh air (say... me) fills your spirit through this wonderful blog of yours...
;)

Ann said...

Congrats on the continued remission....thanks for posting when God directs you too...and, thanks for the continued inspiration you give my woth your posts!

Ed G. said...

I'm glad you're alive for today. It gives me hope.

Blessings and aloha...

Clueless said...

Great news that your cancer is still in remission and that you didn't drink. In the short time that I have known you, I have tremedous respect and admiration for you life so far and what is yet to come.

Blessings to you!!

chitowngreg said...

You'll certainly be missed. I've greatly enjoyed your wisdom and wish you all the best!

drybottomgirl said...

Glad to hear of your good news! It was so wonderful to feel your gratitude spilling between the lines of your blogg...and its not perfect but it is a wonderful, wonderful world!

Joe said...

Good news on the cancer remission.

"I am sure we can go anywhere in the world and find immediate friends, and friendliness, understanding and love"

This is the benefit of being a recovering alcholic with a revoery program. I can follow a blog, and someone can follow mine, and without knowing each other personally we can relate on a level most people never get to in their everyday lives.

So grateful I found yours.

The Turning Point said...

We go to doctors and other 76-77 tests etc together/separately. They can't keep up with us old rolling stones.

We both know the wisdom in the saying."use it or lose it." "give it away so it can come back"

Have a good one young man.

Jim