Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday Morning...

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


dAAve said...

I'm travelling with a new red shirt today.
Have a wonderufl weekend and I love the format of that newcomers meeting.

lushgurl said...

I am having many moments of grateful tears today. I love the meetings you attend... someday maybe I'll go with you...
I think some time alone with your sponsor sounds wonderful- GO FOR IT!
love ya

Christine said...

ahhh sweet surrender

leading to great faith

you are an awesome example

Gwen said...

I love a sincere newcomer too. I am too frequently amazed at many of those who come in and "get it" so quickly. Even the lingo. I am such a s-l-o-w learner. When I do get it, it is truly got ;)

Prayers out to your baby.

Shannon said...

I did not realize that if you wear red on Fridays it would signify supporting our troops, I will be sure to do that next friday and everyone after
I love hearing the new comers get all jacked about our program and using the tools too.I like the newcomers metting andthat is an intersting format... I will bring it up at the next business meeting and see

Anonymous said...

red on friday eh?
i am going to have to pick up a red shirt. thanx for that.

i am such a wimp about needles - i can't look at that picture you posted w/ out shivering. lol!

hey... TAG

Scott W said...

Sweaters in June, imagine.

Zane-nawwaa said...

A sweater here is Houston is usually applied by little men in white coats as they come to take me away. RED is my favorite color
Bless you and your son.

Pam said...

I would love to have a meeting like that I could go to early in the sounds wonderful.