Sunday, February 01, 2009

Sunday Morning

I went to church this morning, then I loaded my bike on my car, drove to a local park, and rode my bike for 45 minutes.  I had forgotten what it is like to ride a bike up a hill - against the very cold wind.  It was 35º, which is 15º lower than my usual rule for bike riding - 50º and above.   The lake was frozen, the creek was partially frozen (see above).  

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.  


SerenitySeeker said...

I got out in the sunshine today also. A little snowshoeing is good for the soul!

steveroni said...

My scooter got a workout today...early mass, A.A. meeting, A.A. memorial service at 24-Hr Club.

I feel like we ALL just might survive. Alive.

Scott W said...

Blogger is acting wonky this morning and lost my comment, I think.

Anyway, I love that photo.

Syd said...

I was out today too. It was nice to spend some time on the boat at the dock but it was in the upper 50's.

The stream looks really peaceful.