Wednesday, August 31, 2011

laid back

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for my Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th edition).  It was given to me by my mother in June, 2003 a couple of weeks after I attended my first AA meeting. She worked as a volunteer at a second-hand shop and bought it there for $1.  It had/has many markings and names and phone numbers marked in it.  In other words, it is very used, especially since I have owned it.

that we read The Viscious Cycle in the Big Book yesterday at the 6:30am meeting.  This story is authored by one of the first 100 members of AA.  He is responsible for the inclusion of "as we understand Him" in the AA jargon.  Without those innocent words, I probably would not have survived life in AA.  I am sure there are countless others who feel the same.

for the scenery on my life's journey.  I love being observant.

for waking up sober and clear-headed

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce


Pammie said...

I love my marked up BB.

Mary Christine said...

My first big book was used when I got it and now is falling apart. I love that book.

Syd said...

No coincidence about the BB.

Steve E said...

I carry Big Books in my scooter. But my favorite has probably seen four thousand (plus) meetings. We've been through a lot together. I love it.