Friday, June 15, 2007

Waiting for daylight...

So I can go out for a run. I hope to get in a run and quickly bathe and get dressed and get to the 6:30 a.m. meeting. We shall see if this is possible.

It is nice to wake up and feel good. I got a good night's sleep last night - I went to bed just after posting the picture of my bedroom. There was no party next door last night and, indeed, I think there was no noise at all, at least none that woke me up.

I will get to two meetings today. Not because I "need" them, but because I want to go. I love Alcoholics Anonymous and the people in it and even if I really concentrated on it, in this lifetime I could not begin to repay what has been so freely given to me.

"I spend a great deal of time passing on what I learned to others who want and need it badly. I do it for four reasons:
1. Sense of duty.
2. It is a pleasure.
3. Because in so doing I am paying my debt to the man who took time to pass it on to me.
4. Because every time I do it I take out a little more insurance for myself against a possible slip." -- Alcoholics Anonymous (3rd ed.), p. 181 (Doctor Bob's Nightmare)

12 comments:

Trudging said...

You are right buddy, pass it on.

Pam said...

And I agree with 1-4 !!
Happy Friday sugar butt.

Scott W said...

Happy Friday, MC!

lushgurl said...

I love going to meetings too.It is so true that I can't keep what I have been lovingly and freely given until I pass it along!
So in the spirit of giving, here's some lovin' for you- pass it on!

dAAve said...

Enjoy!!

Gwen said...

Hey! John got in the NYC marathon! He is really excited. I will have to post pics when the time comes.

"I love Alcoholics Anonymous and the people in it and even if I really concentrated on it, in this lifetime I could not begin to repay what has been so freely given to me."

AMEN to that sista!

Have a great weekend MC~

Love and hugs,
Gwen

Syd said...

Have a great weekend MC. Thanks for your strength.

Lounge Daddy said...

very very good reasons. :)
I admire you so much.

Know that you have made a world of difference in my life... and by extension you have made a positive impact on the lives of my wife and our 8 kiddos.

And you live in a totally different state from us.
How cool is that! :)

LAS said...

Hey there! I did get to a meeting. Phew - I feel so much better! I love AA too!!

Scott said...

i am gonna get a ncie walk in tonite, and again tomorrow morning... wummer is so nice that way, no more confinement to the Y... have a great weekend!

lash505 said...

Damn MC you can call me..well maybe not at 6:30 am. I waiting to pull the trigger on my trip..

JJ said...

Amazing what a good nights sleep does. Love you MC.
JJ