Friday, June 16, 2006

Ouch!

I'm doing some pretty heavy work with my sponsor. He has me looking at myself and that is not very comfortable for me. One thing I am discovering is the reason that I have no friends that I hang-out with. Very basically, I prefer to be around people who are younger than me**. Well, people who are younger than me don't want to hang-out with someone as old as me. The end result is that I often feel rejected and that's what I need to work on. It's really pretty simple to figure out. It only took me 52 years to get it.

Of course, it took me 33 years to find out how to keep from getting drunk every day.

** Scott W. is the exception

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I can stay sober and continue my recovery program in spite of me

that my personal program of recovery requires me to remain as passionate about my recovery every day as I was passionate about staying drunk & wasted every day

for Sonny at Lambda Center -- he has serious heart problems and will have a triple bypass operation next week -- Sonny IS Lambda Center and has been for 2 decades -- please keep him in your prayers

for Lambda Center Board elections tomorrow - it is what it is

for another nice win by The Astros at Wrigley Field yesterday

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life.
Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
-Cullen Hightower

18 comments:

Scott W said...

Proud to be the exception this time.

Mary Christine said...

I have always liked hanging with people older than me, and they are getting in shorter and shorter supply! I am trying to cultivate friendships with youngers now. - funny.

Trudging said...

I always hung out with and were attracted to older people(hence the whole Paul Simon thing) but as MC said older folks are in shorter and shorter supply.

Lex-Sunshine said...

I always hang out with older people..... my best friend is old enough to be my mom! However, in this fellowship, I've cultivated some pretty non-standard friends - even some my own age! Miracles of the program never end! : )

Sonny is in my prayers.

Go 'stros!

NMAMFQLMSH said...

A couple things dAAve....First off I find that women my age are usually married with children and well - don't have time to "hang out" - you know sometimes I just don't want to go over their house and hang out (I can do that here) - Secondly, WTF is up with Red Sox. I mean really........
Happy Friday to you.
I see you,
JJ

Ricky!!! said...

I like to hang out with you

Matt said...

Like Ricky said, I like hanging out with you too! It's nice hanging out with old people from time to time. :)

Sober @ Sundown said...

It takes a long time to cultivate friendships, and find the right people to compliment our lives......

sirreene said...

You have no idea how much I want to hang out with you in NY when you come in. Wish I could.....

Scott said...

Well dAAve, I for one really enjoyed our visit last month... I would visit you often if I were closer/in town, no question. But, I can relate to what you're saying....

Sonny is in my prayers! Good step work, keep going dAAve!

peace to you!

Shannon said...

dAAve I think that is HUGE- and sometimes seeing thins isnt easy for us ALKY's thats for sure! LOL
I dont like it either

I havent watched baseball this year.. have you seen the Mariners? LMAO

also Sonny is in my prayers

Shannon said...

oh by the way we all get older...

Anna said...

I've always hung out with the older crowd.. I don't know what I would do with people my age lol

Sober Chick said...

I feel it is brilliant that you continue to look within yourself and discover self! OMG I totally would hang with u dAAve. You are authentic, now, today, and that is what counts.

Go sponsor and sponsorship!!!

BigSkymAAck said...

well you are hanging out with some old farts here in this blogging community

Gwen said...

I hang with who I am attracted to ~ spiritual nature, sense of humour (cause I am not funny so I love others who make me laugh), kindness, creativety, passion, soul. Whatever the age may be. I have some friends younger but I guess I don't notice cause I feel young (most of the time) at least mentally ;)

Looking at self = good

I have a friend who had quad bypass and he did really well with it. It is amazing what they can do. Blessings out to your friend.

Have a fantastico weekend

Diego said...

Hey amigo, good to know you are the same age as me..... I'm kinda of a "toy r us kid"....you know what I mean?....It helps to look 20 years younger too...I totally relate with you though...take care...

castor said...

:-) Everything is relative! I also like hanging out with younger people than me! :-) But if I asked you to hang out with me, I see you wouldn't like hanging out with me, for I am older than you, Dave! :-):-):-)