Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Bike to Work Day

Today is Bike to Work Day and I am the coordinator of the event at my workplace. I need to get out of here - pronto! And get to work and meet and greet the bikers. I really enjoy this event.

Yesterday I went to visit my friend Larry who is in the hospital. It was lovely to sit with him for a couple of hours. His dinner came and he joked about how he has always wanted to take me out for a romantic dinner - too bad I would just have to sit and watch him eat. The nurses heard this and got me a dinner too, and closed the curtain in the room so that we could have some "ambiance". It was really cute. His heart is really not doing so well, and that is so scary.

While I was sitting with Larry, my phone rang. It was one of my recently former sponsees. She was in crisis. But the good news is, she is finally being honest with me about her drug use. She was hysterically crying and asking me what she should tell people. I suggested she try telling the truth. I pray she will be able to stop.

I am grateful that there are people who are happy to see me today. I am grateful that my former sponsee knew that she could call me, and then she did. I am especially grateful that I get to take this body and put it on a bicycle this morning!

"Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 58

10 comments:

Scott W said...

Honesty is the first word in the H.O.W. of the program. That, along with openmindness and willingness, will go a long way towards keeping us sober. We continue to see what happens to those that are incapable of being honest with themselves. Sad.

dAAve said...

I honestly love this stuff.

Wes said...

Being strong in all aspects of life is a core principle. Some folks just don't want to fight, and others do, but they can't. Who would I rather be?

Pam said...

isn't it funny, how telling the truth just doesn't come to mind...when we are in that insanity. Put them feet on the pedals missy.

sober jen said...

I have a hard time being honest. I'm new in recovery and I think that I am still hiding things. I am trying to learn how to tell the truth, all the time. This will come.

I am so grateful to have other weblogs by people in recovery to read. And I am grateful to be sober today.

lushgurl said...

I used to be one of thoose people who just could not get honest, and of course I did get drunk! AAngels' teacher said once "it is easier to tell the truth than to remember the lies you told", and " it is easier to do something right than to have to do it over again". He wasn't even in the program, but I guess that's how earthlings live- go figure!

Scott said...

hmm great gratitude stuff MC, glad your girl called and glad she's got you to call! That's really neat about dinner with Larry... really nice!

Meg Moran said...

that "honesty" word appears again and again...I guess because in the beginning it just feels so foreign.

I will pray for Larry's heart...

Christine said...

I am always happy to see you here or on my blog.

Clarity said...

Stopping by the say Hi and I'm glad we're both sober tonight!