Took a bike ride last night with a friend from my 6:30 a.m. meeting. She recently celebrated a year of sobriety. It was great fun. You ride for 6.25 miles uphill, turn around and go like a bat out of hell for 6.25 miles back. I took the above photo with my cell phone at the turn-around spot. We talked the entire time, and it was just really fun. She is so enthusiastic about her sobriety, she is like a breath of fresh air.
Yesterday my sponsor called to tell me that she and her husband are coming for my AA birthday. I am so excited. They will be staying with me. I will be officially celebrating on Friday (the 27th) at a speakers' meeting, although on my actual birthday on Tuesday, I will just go to my regular meetings. They will get here on Friday and stay until Sunday. I cannot wait to see her.
I better get out and run. I have a presentation to give at 9:30 and it wouldn't hurt to review it before hand.
"Faith is more than our greatest gift; its sharing with others is our greatest responsibility. May we of AA continually seek the wisdom and the willingness by which we may well fulfill that immense trust which the Giver of all perfect gifts has placed in our hands." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 13