Today two of my nephews and their wives and families will come over. 2/3 of my children will be here. 1/2 of my grandchildren will be here. It will be a glorious day. There is food everywhere. I am about to roll up my sleeves and put together two apple pies, and while they are baking, I will go for a quick run.
This morning in the announcements at the meeting, the chair asked if I am coming to night watch on Saturday - I said yes. He then asked if I am baking a pie, and I said yes. That just makes me so happy.
And happy to be sitting with people who were experiencing their first sober New Years morning. And others who were experiencing their first 6:30 a.m. meeting on New Years Day - which is an experience not to be missed. I know this is my 25th sober New Years Day. I am not sure if I have been at an AA meeting every single morning of those New Years Days, but I am sure it has been a high percentage of them.
Thank you sober blogging people. I am so grateful to be part of this wonderful fellowship, whether face to face or online. XXXXXXOOOOOOOOO, MC
"While our literature has preserved the integrity of the AA message, sweeping changes in society as a whole are reflected in new customs and practices within the Fellowship. Taking advantage of technological advances, for example, AA members with computers can participate in meetings online, sharing with fellow alcoholics across the country or around the world. In any meeting, anywhere, AAs share experience, strength, and hope with each other, in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics. Modem-to-modem or face-to-face, AAs speak the language of the heart in all its power and simplicity." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. xxiv