Friday, June 30, 2006

An experience you must not miss

Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill.

Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends -- this is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th edition, page 89

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that as I near the end my 3rd year of sobriety, nothing furthers my progress in recovery more than working one-on-one with another alcoholic

that I finished officially working the Steps for the first time with a sponsee yesterday

that Steph was finally able to post; drop by and say HI!

that Scott and I leave for NYC this morning with some basic plans, first and foremost to attend AA meetings each day whilst there

that we'll also be dropping by backstage at The Met, Hell's Kitchen (to be with a fellow blogger), Yankee Stadium, The Village (to be with another fellow blogger)

for all of my Earth-bound blogging friends, near & far, sober and not

Happiness is the delicate balance between what one is and what one has. -F. H. Denison

23 comments:

Trudging said...

Have fun!

Mary Christine said...

Have a great time. I cannot wait to see pictures!

Scott said...

be safe, congrats on "officially" completing this round of going through the steps!

Gwen said...

I will be thinking about you guys ~ hope you enjoy Nueva York ;)

NMAMFQLMSH said...

see you soon
JJ

AAwoken said...

enjoy

Tab said...

woohoo..viva nyc!
wishing you a safe and memorable trip...can't wait to read all about it when you get back:)

Lex-Sunshine said...

Have a great trip and give JJ a big hug for me!

Shannon said...

ia m soooo excited for you guys!!! have a great great great great great great time ; D

Carla said...

Have fun Dave!

Tracie said...

I'm so excited for you guys! Can't wait til you get back so we can hear all about your adventures.

Daily Piglet said...

Awesome! Have fun Dave! I don't think the Big Apple will ever be the same :)

lash505 said...

Have fun and go to a meeting DAVE

BigSkymAAck said...

I hope you enjoy the Big Apple. If it gets to be too much stop by branson to see all the fat guys in Red suits.

Mr. H.K. said...

Look forward to meeting you later!

Mary Christine said...

The blogosphere is feeling rather empty without you this morning!

Sober @ Sundown said...

Have fun.

recoveryroad said...

Have a good, fun and safe trip, boys.

tkdjunkie said...

Good luck! Have a great time! :)

Shannon said...

miss ya!!!! pics yets??? :)

Sober Chick said...

Congrats on the completion of steps with your sponsee. What a gift to be able to see the growth of someone else through your guidance and unconditional love.

Have a great trip dAAVE, look forward to hearing about it and seeing PICS!

Happy 4th.

Jake McCafferty said...

I hope your trip is going well.

lash505 said...

Ha scott beat you to the post.