Today is my friend C's 8th AA birthday. She is also my newest sponsee - new to me, not new to AA. She came around for years, literally years, raising her hand at almost every meeting. It seemed she could not stay sober to save her life, but then something happened and she got and stayed sober. Every morning in my prayers, I thank God for her. What a blessing to be able to be at the meeting where she celebrated her 8 years this morning.
I really didn't give her much of a chance back then when she was raising her hand. I wondered why on earth she kept coming back if she wasn't staying sober. But that shows you how much I know! I am so grateful there is a loving God in charge. If I were running the world, it would be not so nice of a place. But thanks to staying sober, I can stick around and watch what happens and hopefully learn from it. It is always good.
I am going to go out for a "brick" workout now. In training for a triathlon, you need to do workouts where you do more than one sport (which is called a brick, and I don't really know why). So today, I will ride my bike and after I am done with the bike ride, I will quickly change shoes, and go for a run. It is HARD to run after a long bike ride. But it is good.
"I'm happy, because I came to believe -- not only in God, but in the goodness in everyone." -- Came to Believe, p. 45