Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Day for Kids ...

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


ArahMan7 said...

Hola dAAve,

A blessed Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Greetings and lots of love from Malaysia.

~ ArahMan7

Syd said...

That's sad about the drunk person at the meeting. I suppose that he knew to be at the meeting even drunk. It's a hard time of year for many reasons. Hope that you have a nice day.

Scott W said...

Resentment is our biggest offender. We need to be shown this through others actions sometimes--be it sad for the relapser.

Merry Christmas, friend.

Mary Christine said...

Merry Christmas Daave.

Lou said...

I think it way cool when people go over the top. But not so sure I want to be the neighbor.

Alcoholic Brain said...

Cool video. Thank God for tradition three. Happy holidays dAAve. Keep coming back.

recoveryroad said...

Merry festive bah humbug, baby.

I bet the relapser felt great later on... There but the Grace of HP... He relapses so we don't have to.

Pass the mince pies!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Enjoy the 12 days of Christmas, dAAve!