Friday, March 09, 2012

What's Really Important?

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & .  thAAnkful

that I do my best to just keep things as uncomplicated as possible.  We read and discussed AA's Tradition Five yesterday.  "Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers."  All the peripheral things and the glitter are nice, but when it comes down to it, I have to remember why I'm here.  In another meeting, there were shares about how the newcomer feels at those first few meetings.  It's easy to forget this as time goes by.  But it's vital to remember. 
When I was new to AA, I was in doubt that these people were as sober as they said.  If they were, then maybe they weren't really as alcoholic as me.  I thought that the talk of a Higher Power was bullshit.  Psychic change?  You gotta be kidding. 

Little did I know.

And little do I know now.

Have a great weekend!

Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength;
and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory.
He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
- Henry Ward Beecher


Pammie said...

Happy friday mi amigo.

Mary Christine said...

Oh Dave, you are such an inspiration. Thank you for being you every single day.

Syd said...

The newcomer--and the primary purpose--good to remember for sure.

Jeremy said...

Beautiful reminders! I'm stealing that quote for my fbook

Have a great weekend!

Trailboss said...

Dang it.......I want to meet you in person!!!!! Maybe someday I'll mosey down to Texas.

brian b. said...

green one red one and grey one bug punch!