I talked with a friend yesterday and she told me she has begun going to a meeting I used to attend. I think I am going to add this one to my meeting schedule. I was there on the first day they met - in fact, I named the group! If I had woken earlier this morning, I would have gone this morning... but as I said in the first paragraph, I am really tired.
I also talked with my sponsor yesterday. I am so grateful for this woman. I have two sponsees in crisis right now and it was good to talk with my sponsor about it. It doesn't hurt that usually we (my sponsor and I) are on the same page about just about everything.
"...I can give thanks for present pain nevertheless. I find the willingness to do this by contemplating the lessons learned from past suffering -- lessons which have led to the blessings I now enjoy. I can remember how the agonies of alcoholism, the pain of rebellion and thwarted pride, have often led me to God's grace, and so to a new freedom." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 266