Monday, March 12, 2007

The Basics

I attended and supported the
yesterday. This annual event raises dollars for more research.
They raised about $700K yesterday.
The weather helped --
70 degrees and sunny.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

to be sober

that I have a tangible concept of a Higher Power

that I go to AA meetings often, both when I feel like it and when I don't

for my sponsor and his sponsor and her sponsor

for the experience, strength and hope of those who come before me

for service and volunteer activity in and out of Alcoholics Anonymous

that I was honored to hear parts of the A.A. stories of 2 longtimers in Alcoholics Anonymous. They both have 31 years sober.

"There are some things you don't have to know how it works – only that it works. While some people are studying the roots, others are picking the fruit. It just depends on which end of this you want to get in on."
-- Jim Rohn


Pam said...

I wish more people understood the concept you mentioned of going to meetings when I feel like it and when I don't.
I learned this early on. I lived my entire life doing "just what I felt like". It's goint to meetings when I don't feel like it, that has really made the biggest difference. I think that's how we first learn to live life on lifes terms. Have a good monday Mr. Dave.

Scott W said...

I see Patrick has found you. How lucky! He found me and Sobriety Society (and as a result there I turned on comment moderation).

It's raining!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Our AIDS walk is coming up next month. That reminds me that I should register for it!

Redhead Gal said...

It never fails that when I force myself to go to a meeting when I don't feel like it, that I hear something I really needed to hear.

lushgurl said...

Somebody at a meeting said "Just keep going to meetings until you WANT to go to meetings"...I'm with you on this one ass gets to meetings- no matter what!

Mary Christine said...

It is amazing to me to watch newcomers who are "too busy" to go to very many meetings. Years ago I decided that was the way to tell the winners - they are sitting at a meeting every day.

dbv said...

As a PWA (person with AIDS) thanks for attending and participating in the walk... sorry I missed it... I did walk 3 miles yesterday for a children's charity here in Seattle though and will be doing the AIDS walk in Orlando next month... thanks again!!

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Thank you for sharing, dAAve.


3 generations of sponsors...way cool.

Shannon said...

I just told one of my sponsees that today, go to a meeting especially when you dont feel like it, or too tired, or your show is on. I hope she goes

Thanks for you being you Daave

Rock dweller said...

very creative p0werful blog....I really like it. I like your mental tool box posted back on your other blog. ROXY

Anonymous said...

31 years...

I can't wait to say "31 days!"

lash505 said...

thats awesome on the 700g's. After my son got TB it was amazing to learn that a large number of people with AIDS die from TB.