Friday, July 21, 2006

Gifts from my sponsor ...

My sponsor just got back from The Gay Games in Chicago. He brought me this coffee mug. This is just one of the many gifts he's given me during my three years of being sober.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I have a sponsor who has a sponsor who has a sponsor.

that in the beginning, he assured me that things would get better (and he was right)

that he let me work the steps at my own pace, although I wasted little time in doing them

that we studied the 12 Traditions of AA, complete with written work

that he gave me good advice and proper suggestions, but never gave orders

that he knows me almost as well as I know me

that I try to pass these qualities along to others, sometimes successfully, sometimes not

that I woke up sober this morning, for the 1049th consecutive day

that my Austin friend Justin is visiting this weekend

'New' doesn't equate with 'happy,' or there wouldn't be any antique stores.
-Wilfred Ford


sirreene said...

You can't waste time doing steps. Many say work on one step a year. Rushing them along? You don't graduate quicker.

Lex-Sunshine said...

Nice to catch up reading about your week : ) Glad you're still sober. Can't wait to visit the Chocolate shop : ) have a great weekend!

Shannon said...

your sponsor sounds cool! nice cup

Diego said...

dAAve, thanks for sharing your gratitude list, maybe someday soon I'll get there too....Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Finally figured out how to comment.
I'm the one from Saturday Nights
bar stool. You make it all seem so simple. And it is if we don't get in our own way.
Love you.

lash505 said...

Hey I am a Cubs fan give it me. You can't have that cup being an Astro's fan.

Mary Christine said...

He just might know you better than you know you.

Scott W said...

Is that a comment from Bob S?

Tab said...

You sponsor sounds super cool.
Thank him for that from me will ya?
As always daave,
I thank you for sharing:)

recoveryroad said...

What kind of written work? what's to write?

Scott said...

thats a kool mug for sure! I love the rgatitude list, you have so much to be grateful for! And the comment about new/antiques, thats great!


I'm jealous of your new mug. My friend D was at last night's Red Sox game in Seattle. I haven't talked to him yet but I'm sure he is sooo happy they won.
I have one of those type sponsors too.
I see you,

Gwen said...

Great list and I love the "new" quote.

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gifts said...

Yep, sounds good to me.

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