Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Freezing Rain, Fog, Snow...

Another day to remember next summer when I think it is too hot, too sunny, too bright, too comfy.

Sponsoring a new person in AA is really an amazing experience. I haven't sponsored anyone in their first weeks or months in a couple of years. It is amazing how many major mood changes can occur in a day! I am so grateful that I am not there anymore, and I am grateful for the reminder, and I am grateful to have this young woman in my life. Tonight a sponsee with 11 years comes over, and we are very comfortable with each other, I have been her sponsor for years. Tomorrow night, my new sponsee is scheduled to come over. This should be interesting. I am grateful to a loving God for what he has provided.

I better get a move on. There is big stuff going on at work, I need to be there on time, and the roads are covered with a sheet of ice. This should be interesting.

"Helping others is the foundation stone of your recovery. A kindly act once in a while isn't enough. You have to act the Good Samaritan every day, if need be." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 97

11 comments:

Pam said...

I love long time comfy sponsees!
I have had the same sponsor my whole sobriety...I love that.
We don't drive on ice down here. We shut the city down. Please be careful

dAAve said...

Have a wonderful day.

BigSkymAAck said...

A nice variety in sponsees, I hope the ice was not too bad.
FAEA

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

You're a Good Samaritan.

recoveryroad said...

I admire those who sponsor people. Especially if they get stuck with me. Go you!

Christine said...

I too love my long time sponsees, stayed with Chrissie this weekend matter of fact. It was so nice.

But I also love the thrill of watching the light come on in a newcomers eyes. Enjoy!

Shannon said...

well drive careful. and have a good day

Lounge Daddy said...

wow. crappy gloomy weather
but you are still having a very sunny day, eh? :)
Neat!

The Maven said...

I had a brand new sponsee once and it was a wonderful experience! I truly thing I gained as much if not more from that relationship than she did. Having someone standing newly wet and freezing on the doorstep to sobriety is such a, well, sobering thing, isn't it? It's a humbling, nostalgic trip.

Enjoy your new sponsee. I'm sure with you around she's going to have a tremendous amount of support.

lushgurl said...

MC you have so much to offer any one on this road to recovery...I am glad you've found each other!
Have a safe (sunny) day!! :)

Blaiserboy said...

You people are so very great to each other...... so kind, so supportive, so inspiring..!!!