Thursday, September 06, 2007

Driving in the Rain

Coming home last night. It was raining. It was nice and cool. I love when summer ends. I love when summer begins too. I love fall the best - except when it is winter, or spring, or summer.

My friend Larry calls me most days and says stuff like this - The good news is, I didn't drink last night. And I didn't want one this morning. God has given me this gift, all I have to do is agree with Him.

Every day is a revelation when we are sober. It is a living, loving gift from God. May you agree with God today and live this day to its sober fullest.

"Our entire AA program rests upon the principle of mutual trust. We trust God, we trust AA, and we trust each other." -- Twelve Concepts, p. 16

11 comments:

Kathy Lynne said...

Yes, revelations. Sometimes I can actually hear the click. Its exciting to me because I know there is more in store and to look forward to.

Pam said...

I agree, and I hold on to my gift of sobriety every day.

Scott said...

I love the simple acknowledgement of recovery... I didnt drink last nite either, and still don't wanna! Thank God! I know exactly what ya mean about the seaons... I love them all, each my favorite in it's own way!

dAAve said...

It's 6:33am here and I have not yet had a temptation to drink (alcohol) today.
Coffee, on the other hand, is a different story.

Scott W said...

I trust you. You are one of the ones that went before me and for that I am grateful.

Syd said...

Fall is my favorite time also. It has a bittersweet feel to it. The end of summer and the glorious crisp mornings and bright days. Every day is a revelation of all kinds of things. Thanks!

Banana Girl said...

Dear MC,
I just read your column from two days ago and your concern about blogging and comments. God is amazing. I have been losing my zest for posting too since one or two comments is the usual result. So I have dawdled and dwindled. I was thinking just this morning that I need to start doing this again every day. If not for others, for my own sobriety. The point is, please don't stop blogging. I have so much to learn from you and I need to you keep this going. I realize that you are busy. We all are. I will keep on blogging and will right here and now commit to continuous daily posting for the next 30 days except when traveling the last week of Sept. I love your writing, I love your sobriety and I love knowing about your journey. It really helps my journey and at a mere 19 months, I need all the help I can muster outside of my HP. I am working real hard on emotional sobriety. The next frontier as Bill W. called it. My desire to drink has been eradicated but I need reminders from people like you and Motorcycle Mike. I need to read writings from people who think like I think so I can remember to not readily believe what I think. You help me do that. So please, don't stop. With all my heart, love and support: Sober Woman of God

MEG in Virginia said...

Isn't life grand when you have no drama in your life, but just day-to-day activities! I love this kind of boredom. Gives me time to appreciate what's really important in life and just keep trudging on.

Shannon said...

I really appreciate you posting this MC.. I too am so grateful for being sober... and having this program
Hope your day is well
love ya

Shannon said...

I really appreciate you posting this MC.. I too am so grateful for being sober... and having this program
Hope your day is well
love ya

Mary L A said...

In another hemisphere posting from South Africa, we are in a cold spring, but I can identify twith the gentle small epiphanies and God-moments. I read your blog almost every day even if I don't post comments often and it is a source of strength and encouragement.