This was sent to me by Boston.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that today is my 6th sober Christmas although as a sober adult, it has lost much of its appeal
that although I am not at all religous, I respect the religous traditions practiced by others
that I felt no guilt staying home last night while my partner and his Mom went to midnight Mass
for the compassion I sorta felt yesterday when we had a relapser appear drunk at the 6:30am meeting; he was obnoxious and disrupted the last few minutes of the meeting, but we did our best to ignore it. He has been a regular attendee of that meeting for nearly 2 years.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
-M. Kathleen Casey