I woke this morning without the headache. How sweet is that? Very.
I need to be ready to go to church in an hour, so I need to make this quick. How sweet is it that I get to go to church with the woman who has asked me to be her sponsor for confirmation (a.k.a., Godmother)? Very, Very sweet.
So for some reason, while reading the Grapevine last night, I was reminded of something told to me early on and kept with me all these years.
I was told to sit up front and center when at a meeting of AA. Not to sit in the back row, or on the sideline, or any of the other places where you can quietly creep out without being noticed. For those obvious reasons, but also because I need to know that:
When I am at an AA meeting, I am NOT a SPECTATOR. I BELONG there.
When I was sober about 10 years, I relayed this to a man who was sober about as long as I was. He told me that the principle of rotation also applied to this. He said that when I take a seat up front, I am taking that seat away from a newcomer. I pondered this for a while. When the man who told me this got drunk, it took on a bit of a different meaning to me. I have tried to be mindful that I am not depriving anyone of a "good" seat at an AA meeting, but I have not moved to a back row or a sideline because I am sober for so long that I have become a spectator.
I still BELONG there.
Have a great sober Sunday.