Wednesday, November 02, 2011

All Souls Day

All the local schools have canceled today's classes.  I haven't heard whether I need to go to work or not.  I was greatly insulted years ago (10) when I got a promotion and became "non-essential."  Now I am thinking that is not such a bad thing.  When it snows enough, I can be excused from coming to work.  In my prior job, I had to get there.  If I couldn't, they would come and get me.

But I must get to the 6:30 meeting where a beloved sponsee is celebrating 6 years of continuous sobriety.  I think that is where I truly am "essential."  And gratefully so.

What a wonderful thing it is to sponsor a woman who is a real alcoholic of the variety I understand.  The hopeless variety.  The kind that understands that she was beyond human aid.  That she has been saved by the grace of a loving God.

I gotta go bundle up, get my shoveling arm ready, and get out of here.

Let's all stay sober today cuz in this organization, we are all essential.


Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

YAY GOD! :) Have a wonderful (WARM) day!

Syd said...

Enjoy the day! It is not snowing here but every day is essential to me. Meeting a fellow I sponsor today as well. He has 27 years in AA and a couple of years in Al-Anon.

Mary LA said...

Congratulations to your friend -- and wrap up warmly

Melissa said...

You ARE essential! (hugs)

Pammie said...

What?? Your nice neighbor does not shovel snow for you?
Yes to the hopeless's the only sponsees that I can truly relate to.

Simply Me said...

Hope you made it to the meeting safely. I agree we are all essential.