Saturday, March 03, 2007

The way you live

Last Friday at the meeting, I was reminded of some of the pithy little sayings some of those old (now deceased) guys used to have. So, here is one: "The way you live makes so much noise, no one can hear what you say." Here's another: "If you are feeling guilty, it's probably because you are." And another: "We alcoholics say we are people-pleasers, but we have not done a very good job of pleasing anyone but ourselves." OK. These are just some things I haven't heard for a while, and I remembered last week.

Last night a couple of very cool things happened. First of all, a sponsee celebrated 30 days. I got to give her the little red chip. Later, when I got home, I decided to call the newest sponsee because I haven't seen her or heard from her. I would generally not call, but I decided to last night. She was so glad I called because she is in Seattle, she got fired from her job, she doesn't have any phone numbers with her, is generally a mess - but is sober and going to meetings. And now she has my phone number with her!

I am going to head out of here and go to my Saturday Morning meeting - which I love - and then try to run 10 miles. I haven't run since Tuesday, and I have to say, I don't have my usual aches and pains this morning. But any runner knows that the pain just goes with the territory. I feel great this morning though and I am looking forward to getting out there and getting in the zone that is running.

Yesterday at work was a good, but very challenging day. I really can't talk about it here, but I wish I could. I did talk with Daave and Hayden for a while yesterday morning, which was really nice. I need to finalize my plans for my trip to Texas... Galveston for my nephew's wedding. But I am going to stay an extra day so that I can meet my friends in Houston. I am very excited about this.

"Moments of perception can build into a lifetime of spiritual serenity, as I have excellent reason to know. Roots of reality, supplanting the neurotic underbrush, will hold fast despite the high winds of the forces which would destroy us, or which we would use to destroy ourselves." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 173


dAAve said...

It was really nice to hear from you again. We will keep a sharp lookout for a used flannel shirt - just so you'll fit in easier.
I hope today's run goes well.

lushgurl said...

HI MC thanks for leavin' me some lovin' on my blog! Oh did ya notice I've been calling the child Angel, it seems to be working for me today!
I wish I could travel a little I'd love to meet some of you guys in person...maybe someday...

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Hi MC,

I'm going to paste your words of wishdom that you left on Gwen's Twelve Beads, on my blog - We alcoholics say we are people-pleasers

Anonymous said...

Bet getting out of town with help relieve some of your work stress MC.I love that you are going to meet up with some more blogger peeps! Thanks for sharing.

Faith said...

"If you are feeling guilty, it's probably because you are."

Given my recent post, this certainly hit home. It's true, what they say, go to a meeting (or in this case, the blog of a recovering alcoholic) and you'll almost always hear something you needed. Thanks!!

Meg Moran said...

You lucky dawg...going to Texas!!! Isn't it great how HP directed your thinking to call your lil sponsee in Seattle? Whew! I love God shots.

Scott W said...

Oh. My. God. That quote by Bill W is one of the best I have ever read. It ties in so well with the 3rd step (which I did today with my sponsor). Thank you for sharing it.

I love those grand-timer sayings. We should all compile them and publish a book. Share some more, please.

I am so excited about your upcoming visit to our beautiful city!

Designer Girl said...

I'm with Scott W! Those old, pithy sayings just say it like it is! Thanks for sharing these today, MC. (They certainly hit home with me, too.) Thanks for checking in on me, too!

I was feeling soooo good about doing almost 4 miles this morning, and then read that you planned to do 10... :o *sigh* You go, girl! You're my inspiration!

lash505 said...

thats great you will being seeing the houston beltway boys.

Scott said...

I hope you were able to get your 10 in! I am glad you're going to be able to meet dAAve and the sober peepsin Houston, you'll glad you did. I know I am glad I met up with them!

I love the "pithy" sayings... There's nothing like a gizzly, gruff but loving old tmier to help retract my head from places it doesn't belong!

I am not much of a sponsee chaser either but there comes a time when we have to callor chase just a bit, glad ya did!