Pass it on.
Bread cast upon water returns tenfold.
Do something for someone else and don't get caught.
I reflected on these early lessons of sobriety this morning as I packed up a box to send to my sponsor. Today is her 36th AA birthday. 36 years sober. She is the most amazing woman. She got sober when she was 32, just like me. She was a horrible, horrible drunk, just like me. When she got to AA, she was willing to do whatever they told her to do, just like me. She is eternally grateful for this gift of life of sobriety, just like me. And, just like me, she is not "sweet" or "cute" or "lovey-dovey." She tells it like it is, people could describe her as "gritty." Many people don't like her for that (just like me), but I love her for it, and so do many others.
I wish I had packed up this box last week so that she would actually have it today, but I didn't. So, today as I wrapped the shawl I knitted her, and the tomato preserves I canned (her favorite), and a jar of corn relish I made in the heat of the summer, it made me so happy. I will go to the post office on my way to work and mail it.
It is going to be 66º today! I hope I can get outdoors and breathe some fresh, warm air.