Sunday, November 05, 2006

Sunday Rest

Last night one of my groups had night watch (which is where you answer the phone for the Denver Central Office of AA.) It was great fun to go to H.'s house and eat and hang out with fellow AA members. I don't believe the phone rang once while I was there. Someone said it was because the moon was full last night, but I don't know about that. Sometimes you get lots of calls, sometimes you don't.

I got another chance to talk more with a woman I have been acquainted with for 17 years. I hate to say that I didn't like her when I met her because my boyfriend at that time was very interested in her - he said it was because she was new and needed his help - I thought it was because she was 25 years old and pretty. Anyway - cut to 2006 - she is married to someone from my morning group and she attends the 5:30 meeting I like so much. The other night at the 5:30, a visitor introduced herself and said she was from Pittsburgh. I whispered to J. "I was born in Pittsburgh." To which she replied, "I grew up in Youngstown, Ohio." To which I replied, "Oh My God, I grew up in _______," (which is a small town just outside of Youngstown), To which she replied "I went to _____"(Catholic School in this town), To which I replied "SO DID I!" I could not believe that we went to the same grade school! That was so cool! Sorry to be so mysterious, but I don't want to come up on searches for that little town and that little catholic grade school. I am really grateful that I have learned to not keep my first impression of people, because I would successfully eliminate about 99% of my friends if I did.

"We of AA obey spiritual principles, at first because we must, then because we ought to, and ultimately because we love the kind of life such obedience brings. Great suffereing and great love are AA's disciplinarians; we need no others." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 174

9 comments:

Scott said...

nothing like a really small world, is there?? That is so kool! I too try to be somewhat vague whenit comes to my locality, etc. I dont wanna be popping up on searches either!

Anonymous said...

Amazing how it works. I've learned to be willing to see people differently when my addict tried to judge them. Way to go!

Sober Chick said...

What a beautiful experience you share. Who would have known? Now you two do :)

Happy serene Sunday!

dAAve said...

I am particularly fond of the small font today.

Diego said...

A full moon and no calls...no alkys in so much distress that they needed to call AA911....Early sobriety is like running a business that's under bankruptcy protection laws....give me a break please.....I hope to make some progress taking inventory....thanks...

Carly said...

Very cool.

Tab said...

Great post for a Sunday!
Hope you are all ready for Monday morning..thanks for sharing~

Karen B said...

Thankyou for the great post it's a nice way to end the weekend! My weekend went by fast, I have one more day to go. I had fun at my mom's 60th by the way, she was radiant! I met with my sponsor today instead of us going to the mountains. God works mysteriously.
Take Care!

Gwen said...

Very cool. I love when stuff like that happens. It just makes the connection feel so connected ;) ~
hehehehe

P.S. ~ I want to get John that IPod thingy you use for running. Will it work with all the IPod styles?