Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tuesday Predawn

I am grateful to be going back to work this morning. I am grateful that the streets and sidewalks are clear enough to get out and run now. I am only going to run 2 to 3 miles this morning. I have been so tired, I am afraid I am overtraining.

Peter's 5th birthday was wonderful last night. Every seat in the room was full, and there were numerous people standing. The roar of the laughter and even the Serenity and Lord's Prayers was wonderful! With that many people, even praying is loud! Due to the crappy weather, I have not been on that side of town for a while - it was great to see so many of my old friends. At one point, I looked around the room and counted at least 6 people who were there when I got there... 22 and a half years ago. They are still sober and so am I. Peter is a wonderful man who has always been serious about his sobriety. He takes a meeting to a prison once a week and he always talks about this as the highlight of his week. I am so blessed to have people like Peter in my life.

"We have been speaking to you of serious, sometimes tragic things. We have been dealing with alcohol in its worst aspect. But we aren't a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn't want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 132

7 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Awesome! I can hear / feel the pray from here. I really enjoyed the time I went on a committment to the prison - uplifting for me but I guess that is what the program is all about...sharing.
JJ

Scott said...

I can surely identify with the whole insistence on enjoying life. that'e me to a tee. I love those meetings when we celebrate someones milestone, especially those meetings loaded with long term sobriety peeps and newcomers alike!

Shannon said...

OH MAN THAT IS AWESOME TO BE AROUND PEOPLE LIKE THAT!

I am back to work as well this morning.. and sheesh it feels like Monday ahahahhha

have a great day

Christine said...

what a great celebration of sobriety

I love to hear loud praying


love you

Lounge Daddy said...

thanks for inspiring me, MC
my running shoes have actually gone from the closet to my feet

glad the weather is better for ya :)

Sober Chick said...

What a feeling it is to be in a room full of alcoholics celebrating sobriety. I can feel the energy obtained from this experience in your words. The best thing, any one of us can obtain this if we expose ourselves to it.

Anonymous said...

I was reading in a Grapevine from my home group all about taking meetings in Prison. Sounds like Peter has a great 12th-step "ministry."

T.K.
My blog: http://www.sobertoday.org