We got nine phone calls. One was a legitimate 12 step call. Two were probably close to 12 step calls. I got to talk with a drunk woman at about five minutes till 11 last night. She was crying. She said she would go to a meeting today. I hope she does. (She wouldn't give me any other information)
What a wonderful thing to answer your phone and have someone ask "is this AA?" and be able to respond "yes, it is!"
Two of the guys sat with me until 11 when the phone shift was over. We talked about the things AA members talk about. Once again the paradox - when we were finally defeated and could think of no better ideas, we were willing to try AA. And once we tried AA, we were admitted into a world of which we had never dreamed. AA worked. We, each of us, never drank again, and we each have lives that we never dreamed we could have. And wonderful friends to top it all off.
I have to get ready for church. I slept late and my whole schedule is off kilter. But in a good way.
I am grateful I get to spend another day sober and I hope you all will join me.