Monday, October 01, 2012

this is my life, today

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I get to witness so many young people change their lives

for my friend Phil S., who is now in hospice.  In the last month, he's deteriorated to the point where his body is rife with cancer in his bones and brain.  I got to visit him this weekend and he will probably die this week or next.  Phil was my choreographer in a play 3 years ago.  A nice guy who will be missed.  As I grow in sobriety and recovery, I am a little more comfortable in visiting hospitals and now hospices.  Until I got sober, I refused to do this. 

that I haven't lost my cell phone since I stopped drinking.  During that last year, I lost 4 company-provided phones.  They each went missing from bars while I was living in Morocco.

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. 
~Henry David Thoreau


Mary Christine said...

I am glad you can be there for your friend.

When I was new in sobriety, I told someone "I don't like going to hospitals" - he said "nobody does, but you just do it." Thank God I learned that in AA. Before that, I refused to go to hospitals or funerals.

Syd said...

I am sorry to hear about Phil. I have lost a lot of friends and relatives over the years. Now I go to funerals and feel okay. Growth in my spirit, I think.