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.