I am a Blue Star Mom. This is the Blue Star Flag that is on my front porch. A friend gave me a little flood light to light it on my last birthday. This flag signifies that I have a family member serving in a war. My son is in Iraq.
This morning, I will try (this is a lot to do and I may not be able to do it all) to first bake a lemon meringue pie to take to the picnic today. Second, take a bike ride and a run. Third, go to church at 8:30. Then I have the AA picnic at 11:00, and a party in the neighborhood tonight. I will most likely make it to the 5:30 meeting in the middle of it all. I am sad to not be going to the 6:30 a.m. this morning, but as you can see, I have too much to do this morning.
No matter what is going on, I make time for my morning prayer and meditation, and my written tenth step at night. Most days I attend an AA meeting. I always spend at least some time on the phone with an AA member each day. I usually try to think of one to call who may not be expecting a call, or who I know is hurting. - I tell you these things not to tell you how virtuous I am, but to tell you that no matter how long you are sober, it is still a daily process of staying sober - one day at a time. If I rest on my laurels, they will get wrinkled!
Have a sober and safe Independence Day to my American Friends - to the rest, have a wonderful 4th of July - whatever that means to you.
"We are not cured of alcoholism. What we have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 85