Friday, October 13, 2006

Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Fear of Friday the 13th. I don't happen to have that fear, but it is interesting to know that there is a term for it if I should happen to begin to suffer from it.

I just got in from a 5K (3.10 mile) run. It is absolutely glorious out there! 32 degrees and sunny. This is the kind of morning that makes me fully realize why I love Colorado so much. As always, I am running late for work, sitting here in my spiffy new running gear, not looking so spiffy being darkened by sweat. Oh well... that is what it is for.

Had dinner last night with someone after the meeting. There is nothing like sitting with a fellow sober alcoholic and sharing a meal and laughs and little pieces of our souls. Thank God for Alcoholics Anonymous. I love it.

Thanks Al-Anon Lifer for reminding me of this passage, it is a good one... the 5th step promises:

"Once we have taken this step, withholding nothing, we are delighted. We can look the world in the eye. We can be alone at perfect peace and ease. Our fears fall from us. We begin to feel the nearness of our Creator. We may have had certain spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to have a spiritual experience. The feeling that the drink problem has disappeared will often come strongly. We feel we are on the Broad Highway, walking hand in hand with the Spirit of the Universe." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 75

5 comments:

Tab said...

I love this line MC..
"There is nothing like sitting with a fellow sober alcoholic and sharing a meal and laughs and little pieces of our souls"
That is what I love about blogging
too..only with cyber meals instead.
Have a fab-boo!-luss Fridayyyyyyy...
the 13ththththththt.lol
Thanks for sharing..
ps.I always LOVE the way you share your sunrise with us:)

dAAve said...

"running late for work"

LOL - literally

Gwen said...

I was struck by the same line as Tab ~ "There is nothing like sitting with a fellow sober alcoholic and sharing a meal and laughs and little pieces of our souls"

B-E-A-U-Ti-Ful

Christine said...

Socializing with others in recovery is awesome

Scott said...

Colorado is so beautiful, I wish I were there to enjoy it as well. Someday we'll get back out there...

he he dAAve, running late for work, exactly what I was thinking!