So, I drove to the jewelry store and bought myself a pair of diamond earrings. They are modest diamond earrings, but they are pretty and I really like them. This is a very extravagant purchase for me. It is hard for me to do this.
Yesterday afternoon (before my shopping extravaganza), I went to confession. Although I didn't particularly ENJOY standing in line for an hour, it made me so happy to think of all the lines on a Saturday afternoon, all over the world. People waiting to go to confession. And the incredible blessing this is. I had time to ponder my current circumstance in life (I typo'd "circumstances sin life" Yikes). Imagine a whole hour, without a phone, text messages, facebook, blogs, e-mails, television, radio, or any of the other distractions. An entire quiet hour, contemplating my shortcomings. I have to say the man in front of me was still using his blackberry, and if my spying eyes were correct, he was facebooking.
I am now getting ready to go to mass with the woman who is about to be confirmed and has asked me to be her sponsor. It is such a wonderful thing to accompany her on this journey. It has been very enlightening for me. I have never "sponsored" anyone outside of AA. This is not substantially different, except I am pretty sure this "sponsorship" relationship is temporary. I am also pretty sure we will be friends for a long time after this, because we have both commented on how close we have become.
Isn't that wonderful?
I think it will be a great day to stay sober, hope you all will join me.