We had such a beautiful day yesterday. It is such a joy to see my son sitting with my nephews and talking. It is such a joy to watch my daughter laugh with my nephews' wives. It is such a joy to watch my granddaughter play with her new "friends" - those being second cousins. I love it when I can step aside and just watch so many people I love - right in my own house! What a great way to start a year.
So now I will go get ready to speak at a meeting. I have said "no" every time asked for the last almost 2 years. Never used to say "no," but I felt it was time.
There is a wonderful thing in AA called the Principal of Rotation. We are not supposed to keep doing the same thing year after year in AA. We are supposed to change and grow. And as we move through our roles, we open these roles for others to fill, thereby allowing them to grow and change. We trust God that he will put the right people in the right places. And if we ever say, as we are all tempted to, "I HAVE to keep doing this, there is no one else to do it!" we are operating in self-will and not allowing someone else to step up and do it.
OK, that's it. I am going to take a bath!
Have a great second day of a new and beautiful year.
"When we look back, we realize that the things which came to us when we put ourselves in God's hands were better than anything we could have planned." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 100