Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Freedom to Change

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for a good Step 6 meeting yesterday; Step 6 provides a recovering alcoholic a chance to begin the long, slow process of changing old behaviour

for the constant reminders of the cost of not practicing these principles in all my affairs

that I am sometimes reminded that non-alcoholics just cannot understand or comprehend that we, as alcoholics-in-recovery, absolutely must change our thinking patterns if we are to remain sober

that, this morning, our 6:30am Eyes Wide Shut AA Group finished reading the Big Book (front-to-back) -- for the second time in 2 years and 7 months. We read several pages each Tuesday morning and discuss what we've read.

that I called my old boyfriend in Florida yesterday as it was the 29th anniversary of our meeting - 7-17-77. He's been HIV/AIDS for 21 years and is healthy as a horse. Almost every one of our group of friends (20+ guys) from those days is dead.

that my domestic house-cleaner is making steady progress

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
-Albert Camus

9 comments:

muylajuana said...

Hi darlin', thanks for stoppin by my blog. Get in the habit again.

muylajuana said...

.....Oh, and how do you get all those fancy things like the spinning logo, etc.on your page?

Tab said...

I just love everything you are willing to share here with all of us Daave...you are beautiful.
Thanks for being you , as always.

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

I am sooo happy to hear your friend is doing well!! and healthy!

and that is cool too about your 6.30am meeting reading the big book twice!

Ricky!!! said...

Non-alcoholics don't have it as good as we do most of the time.

Sober @ Sundown said...

Love the Freedom comment, dAAve.

Diego said...

yeah for step 6!

lash505 said...

Thats cool about your freind, it gives others hope.