Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Got caption?

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.
- Epictetus


Pammie said...

1. I really don't feel like finding a pen this morning, but I MUST write that definition of denial down!.
2. Thank you for your kind words and prayers!

Mary Christine said...

Hugs above - Pammie and Dave.

Caption: I am going to do this until you get rid of that hideous wallpaper.

Syd said...

Yes, I have to think about my service work in 2012 too. I did the email and website for the district for three years. Now I've passed that along. Perhaps this is the year to help with Al-Ateen. I will continue to sponsor but want more ways to serve.

Anonymous said...

Love that puppy -- caption 'You've Got Mail!'

The definition of denial works for me --

Service opportunities are plentiful out here but not in AA except online and I wish I had more of those.

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