I went to two AA meetings yesterday. The first was a noon meeting, the second was a 6:00 meeting at my church. I have been there once before, but this time the meeting was incredible! They recently moved to a larger room, but still the room was so full there were people out in the hallway! It was a great meeting and I plan on going back next Friday. I am so happy about all these meetings, I feel like an excited newcomer again. It is a wonderful thing.
Last night while I was sharing at the meeting, I mentioned my sobriety date (7/24/84). After the meeting a man came over and shook my hand and said he also got sober on July 24, but in 1993. But then he said something that blew me away. He said "what a great sobriety date, 24/7" I tell you, I never once thought about that! So now I will.
This morning I am going to the 6:30 meeting and then will go to a park to run. I used to run at this park many years ago. It is pretty and it is relatively flat, so I think it would be good go there and get some outdoor running done without all the hills that are in my neighborhood.
I am so grateful for Alcoholics Anonymous. I feel that I have been wrapped in the arms of this fellowship and that I am being carried through a difficult time, by the love of my fellows and the grace of a loving God. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
"We now know that we do not have to run away, nor ought we again try to overcome adversity by still another bulldozing power drive that can only push up obstacles before us faster than they can be taken down." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 20