Hey, it is International Convention Time! Our plane takes off Tuesday at 6 AM. Maybe there will be enough of my group to have a meeting aboard?--grin!
Today Monday is a busy one. As a result, you will not have much to delete--you could even read it all in one sitting? LOL
Following conversation was with a stranger in Starbucks this morning. I had only asked him,
"Are you OK?" Do you need help?"
Man: This morning: "I am having "relationship" problems".
Me: "You DO realize this is not an uncommon issue for us Peeps".
Man: "Well, it is with my wife, we don't get along anymore".
Me: (Shaking head, and secretly saying to myself--again??). "Oh, C'MON! I can see you are in pain. But what could I ever do to help?"
Man: "She told me she wants nothing, absolutely NOTHING to do with me for one full year".
Me: Thinking "Some Peeps I know would say God! Are you lucky, or what"?
Me: Saying, "Let's sit down and talk this over"...
The story of "Man" rambled on, to where it became obvious he is just like so many of us, compulsive and obsessive.
I can show him how to stay sober--if that is his desire. But I cannot solve his many other issues (nor can he!). If he will come to understand this, I do not know.
How frequently I wait until all else has failed. How often I save the "God-thing" until last. How many times have I leaned over to this God (riding in the back seat) Who is just waiting, waiting, for me to ask--however weakly--for His help. And I have said, sotto voce: "Please help me." That is ALL which is needed. I sought only His will, and strength to carry it out.
I have to kneel. For one thing, kneeling, preferably on a floor, helps to straighten out my back. For another, so many Peeps have told me that when they kneel, "things" happen.
"Things" are hardly ever what I had planned, expected, or wished for. More than likely, IF I have simply Let-Go-And-Let-My-Higher-Power do it, "stuff" has shown itself to happen. The road has become clear. Once a fellow asked me, "How in hell do I remember to KNEEL?" An answer inspired itself right out of my head, as if a muse, had been nearby.
"Beethoven's huge Fifth Symphony begins with a stirring fortissimo four-note, like (..._) or "DA-DA-DA-DAAAAH!" To these notes long ago I set the words; "GET-ON-YOUR-KNEEEEEES".
Since that symphony is one of those phrases to which I awaken each morning...well...it WORKS! Peeps, it works.
I'll be at the AA International Convention, Wednesday through Monday. 120 nations will take part in the opening ceremonies--with FLAGS flying! Hey, there are only 132 nations in the UN!!!
Blogging from steveroni will be sporadic until next Tuesday. I just looked up "sporadic" to make sure, before saying, "There's not much change going on HERE then, right? SPORADIC is my middle name!" Dictionary reads: Sporadic: Occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time.
That's me, THAT'SS MEEEE!
I truly love these short "meaningless" sessions with you Peeps. Hope you enjoy, also.
You SOBER Peeps...please stay sober with me!
ALL you Peeps, find a little PEACE with me!
And I love you all TOO!
The stars ARE in alignment!
--hey, you Gemini Peeps! Hear that!