The club where I attend most of my meetings is about 2 miles from Columbine High School. Some of my friends had children at Columbine that day. One of my friends lost his niece that day. Everyone in this community has been touched in one way or another by the 1999 tragedy. The massacre at Virginia Tech has opened these wounds. I pray for all those affected by these tragedies.
I am so grateful to be a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, where we need never be alone with our problems again. We never need to feel isolated and alone and unloved again. Of course, we still have the option of ignoring this wonderful miracle in our lives, but we don't have to.
- I got my taxes paid yesterday. Phew. Someday I hope not to have to write those checks in April.
- I got the project I have been whining about finished yesterday. I hope not to read or hear another word about adolescent suicide for a very long time.
- I talked with my daughter yesterday and told her that I felt that I was getting to spend time with someone I haven't seen for a long time. She said she told her boyfriend that she felt like she was seeing an old friend when we had dinner on Sunday.
- I am going to be so late for work today, and I didn't even run.... I slept late today.
"This brought me to the good healthy realization that there were plenty of situations left in the world over which I had no personal power - that if I was so ready to admit that to be the case with alcohol, so I must make the same admission with respect to much else. I would have to be still and know that He, not I, was God." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 114