Friday, December 23, 2011
She is going to another state for an AA meeting marathon on Christmas. I don't know why she needs to go to another state because just about every AA club in town has meeting marathons for Christmas, but she thinks that this one is going to be the best. OK. I am not going to argue with her going to meetings all day long. And she did ask me if I would like to join her and her friend. No, thanks. I don't want to be on the road on Christmas.
I am used to being alone on Christmas because of all of the divorce years - the years when I got the kids on Christmas Eve, and he got them on Christmas day. It is nice to have nothing to do on a day like Christmas - nothing is even open - except for church, and I will be there early in the morning. I used to go to the meeting marathons in younger years - and I enjoyed them tremendously. I will probably head down to the club for at least one meeting on Christmas day. I don't know if I have ever missed a meeting on Christmas since I have been sober.
I got some very good news today but I don't want to share it until it is set in concrete - and it isn't yet. I texted my boyfriend, who is also in another state, and he called me immediately. It was nice to share some exciting news.
I am tired and ready to go to bed with my Audible.com book. I am loving the latest Stephen King book - and I don't read Stephen King books - or any scary books! The book is 11-22-63. And I guess if you are much younger than I am, this date means nothing to you. But if you are my age or older, that date is just as indelible on your brain as 9-11-01. It is a great book.
So, I have many reasons to thank God tonight. I am sober, I am healthy, I have good news. The advice I got when I was new has never failed me - "Ask Him in the morning, and thank Him at night." They say God is a sucker for gratitude. I happen to believe that.