todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for first step meetings. It's a tradition where I attend meetings to concentrate on Step One when we have a first-time newcomer present in a meeting. The rawness of a newly-sober person is intriguing to me. It sometimes sends chills as I remember my first days as I began the process of detoxification.
that a good friend gave me a copy of "Drop the Rock", a Hazelden book about Steps 6 & 7. The first line I highlighted reads, "denial: we are totally unaware of our own contribution to our problems."
that I am considering what type of organized service work to involve myself with for 2012. I can tell you this; before I got sober, I never thought about doing any type of volunteer work. That would thave taken entirely too much time away from my necessary bar-hours.
for my friend Pammie, who is experiencing a living nightmare these past few weeks. She's doing it sober and giving us all a great example of recovery-in-action. Prayers to you, dear.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.