Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Vacations

This is a photo from my daughter's vacation. I thought it was so beautiful, I would share it with you all. Also, I am needing to get my vicarious vacation thrills. It seems I am stuck without being able to take a summer vacation this year. There is an unannounced thing expected at work sometime this summer and I need to be there for it. After these folks show up, I can take time off, and before then, I just need to be there.

Last night I met with a sponsee and we started our journey through the big book. We read the forwards to the first, second, third, and fourth editions of the big book. It always gives me goose bumps to read the earnestness of the forwards, talking about our growth and current membership. To think of what a miracle it was in 1939 to write that there were "more than one hundred men and women who have recovered..." and in 2001 we were "an estimated two million or more." And it is all based on one drunk talking to another drunk... what an honor and blessing it is to get to be part of this.

The wind is blowing like crazy outside but I need to get out and run. I had planned on a bike ride and swim, but that isn't happening in this wind!

"In any meeting, anywhere, AAs share experience, strength, and hope with each other in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. xxiv


7 comments:

Scott W said...

When I FINALLY got the WE of the program I was on my way. Before that I was so stuck nothing made sense. That I never had to be alone, that I never had to do this thing alone, allowed me to really relax and things started happening.

Pam said...

It's funny that you said "we started our journey thru the big book"....Whenever I get a new sponsee, and we meet for the very first time to "work"..I always say "Are you ready for the journey of your life?" It's exciting to me EVERY SINGLE TIME.

lushgurl said...

The picture is so incredibly beautiful, thank you for sharing it.
I just love the quote at the end of your post and I truly believe we can be at home in a meeting, or with others in recovery, no matter where we are in the world.
Love ya MC

Meg Moran said...

I agree about the journey...I always say, now this is a journey and you don;t want to go alone.....

Kathy Lynne said...

Can you move to Massachusetts?? Thanks for sharing you ESH. It has truly helped me.

dAAve said...

I used to love unannounced unexpected things.
btw - I'm back.

Trudging said...

Wow, great pic!