Wednesday, September 07, 2011

OK. Hear me out.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I got to get out of my little comfort zone yesterday and attend a meeting that I've never been to before.  I went specifically to hear a sponsee tell his story of recovery. 
One more notch on my recovery belt.

that I'm a fan of the Traditions of A.A. and attend a meeting that discusses them.  I also attended an excellent workshop this past weekend where small breakout groups of 2 or 3 went through each tradition thoroughly.  It was sponsored by our local District 20.  It saddens me to witness so many people (especially on Facebook) routinely violate the very traditions that have saved our lives.  Some of these people seem to think that "they know better" and have actually cursed (as recently as last night) at me for trying to uphold different traditions.  That does not stop me from being true to A.A. and myself, however.
Rant complete.

that I don't have to use 2 hands to hold a cup of coffee anymore (during my last years of drinking, that was common)
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.- Anonymous


Pammie said...

It's hard for me not to rant on that topic ;-)

Syd said...

Dave, the cursing at someone is so unnecessary. I uphold the traditions as well and I do find them sound and wise. Hang in there. Seems as if I might have to come over to Houston and kick someone else's ass!

Mary Christine said...

I see people do things on facebook that I cannot imagine how anyone thinks is OK, but apparently they do... and they haven't asked my opinion... yet.