Saturday, March 29, 2008

Saturday Night, March 29, 2008

March 29 - You don't have clear focus; you're not really sure what's true for you. And the universe is just a big Xerox machine. It simply produces multiple copies of your thoughts. Now there's only one way to change all that. You have to change your thought about it. Meditations from Conversation with God Book 1, page 163.
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Tonight was Birthday Night at Lambda. Twenty-two celebrants, 269 years or so with eight of those one year celebrants. Of the eight, only six were present. Those present took their chip and had a few words to say. Tonight was a magical night at Lambda. You know, just about every birthday night there are those that get up to the podium and just go on and on about a bunch of stuff. But tonight, every one's share was mostly in the NOW. Mostly about recovery and how certain people were inspirational in their sobriety. To me, it was the best birthday night I have ever been through. Or maybe, my head just may have been receptive to what was said. WHATEVER, it was a wonderful evening. Sobriety is such a gift and tonight's celebrants collective shared that gift.
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Today I am grateful for:
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My Higher Power, God.
My Sobriety.
Dolly, My Schnauzer. (always)
My Sponsor whom I called today and enjoyed fellowship with at dinner.
Being invited to sit with a group celebrating birthdays tonight at dinner and I wasn't a part of that party, we just happened into the same restaurant.
The gifts from other drunks sharing their experience, strength, and hope.
The eight one year celebrants and the one THIRTY SEVEN year celebrant and all those in between.
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Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.
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Tonight's best quote - To those who have made progress in A.A., it amounts to a clear recognition of what and who we really are, followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be. Page 58 Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

3 comments:

Pam said...

I'm glad you had a great night! tomorrow night is birthday night at my home group...I can't wait to see who all will show up.

dAAve said...

I'm glad I was there.
I think I was there.
I'm glad I think I was there.
My cats wear hats.

Scott W said...

That all sounds familiar to me.