Monday, July 09, 2007
I Love Monday
Yesterday Scott W. sent me a link so that I could download Firefox - he found that he didn't have the blogger troubles that have been plaguing both of us when he used Firefox. I downloaded it and now I have great blogger functionality.
Yesterday was a good day... I got out before sunrise and took a 3 mile run which was glorious. Went to church. Took a nap. My daughter came over and replaced my broken bathroom faucet! Met with a sponsee for her 2nd and 3rd steps.
She now begins her 4th step. It has been a couple of years since I have successfully sponsored a person in her first year. I think it is different to do the steps for the first time. I feel there is great urgency about it. I don't think it is so important that you fine tune them to perfection, but that you get them done so that you don't drink again. This is not rocket science. It is trusting God and cleaning house. And the 4th step is not the Great American Novel... it is putting to paper the stuff that causes you enough discomfort that a suicidal drink sounds like a viable alternative. I always remember what Dick S. (long departed) used to say: you can only do each step to the best of your ability today. And when you are new, odds are you don't have much ability. But you still do what you can.
Now I am gratefully off to work. I wasn't in my office much last week and I have lots to get done. I am so grateful to be gainfully employed, in the field that I studied and I love.
"From the beginning, communication in AA has been no ordinary transmission of helpful ideas and attitudes. Because of our kinship in suffering, and because our common means of deliverance are effective for ourselves only when constantly carried to others, our channels of contact have always been charged with the language of the heart." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 195