It is so good for me to get out in the sunshine and fresh air, no matter how cold it is. Even driving to church this morning and getting to watch the sunrise, was just wonderful. I cannot stayed cooped up in a house all winter, it makes me crazy.
Yesterday, I went to a 6:30 a.m. meeting. My friend Tim was celebrating his 11th AA birthday. To hear a bit of his story, and to know how he has put one foot in front of the other and walked through some really hard stuff, and then to hear him talk about the steps, the traditions, and the concepts... it gave me hope for the future of AA. I know that he spends a lot of time going to prisons and rehabs, so he is actually passing on a message that has integrity. I know he sponsors some men, and I know he is passing along these things to them.
Between that and my daughter going to meetings and appreciating the people who are willing to tell her the tough stuff, I feel like we just might survive.
Thank you God.