And I am heading out of here for the Friday Morning Speaker Meeting at 6:30 a.m. I like the format of the meeting, there is a speaker for 1/2 hour, and then they open it up. Some speakers go longer, some shorter, but it is good.
I talked to my sponsor yesterday and she strongly urged me to take a few days off work and come to the western slope to visit her next week. I will see if I can do that. She is worried about me for some reason (?)
I bought a new red sweater to go with my red shoes and I am going to wear them both today. Some old veteran gentlemen at my 5:30 meeting told me that you can wear red on Friday as a sign of support for our men and women serving in strange lands overseas in wars. I know one I would like to support with hands on - I would so dearly love to touch my son and see him smile and laugh. soon. soon. soon.
Last night was the first night of the new newcomers meeting at 5:30 on Thursdays. People with under one year of sobriety are encouraged to share in the first half hour and then in the second half hour, those with over 1 year. I loved that first half hour. It really restored my hope in Alcoholics Anonymous. For 30 minutes, I heard real sharing without slogans, cliches, prepared speeches, pointing fingers, or pounding fists. It was glorious!
"...we have finally surrendered. And then, paradoxically, we have found ourselves in a new dimension, the real world of spirit and faith. Enough willingness, enough open-mindedness - and there it is!" -- As Bill Sees It, p. 174