I went to my old home group this morning. It was also Eddie's home group. There was a lot of crying going on there this morning, and there was a lot of hugging and a lot of us telling each other "I love you"- because we do - and we don't say it often enough.
It was Elmer's 22nd birthday and Harold's 16th. Thank God it was a birthday meeting. It was so affirming to me to sit next to Elmer and not only remember all the years we have been sober, but to joyfully look forward to more years. I am so grateful to be alive and sober. I am so very grateful for the friends I do have left.
I am so grateful for the people who just show up and stay sober year after year. If you are one of them, please accept my heartfelt thanks. If you are becoming one of those, please keep at it. It is worth it. It is life and it is good - no matter what happens.