Saturday, May 31, 2008

Saturday Night, May 31, 2008

It is your first nature to be unconditionally loving. It is your second nature to choose to express your first nature, your true nature, consciously. May 31, Meditations from Conversations with God Book 1 page 78
Just being a BITCH!
Tonight was birthday night at Lambda Center. 26 celebrants with 396 years. Yahoo. There were about 5 no shows, but for the most part the night went pretty well. Sadly, there were no one year celebrants. We celebrated birthdays from 2 years to 26 years. Tonight there were only 2 sort of long winded people but another person with 18 years started out by saying I hope I can help someone with my story. And that is what he meant. His Story. After he talked about how many times he had been published I sort of tuned out. After more than fifteen minutes of self back patting he finished. I know I'm taking his inventory about this, but damned it, birthday night is not a speaker meeting. I wanted to give him the hook. Many people with more than 20 years left the room along with half the rest of the room. I was embarrassed for the man and yet aggravated with his self will run riot. In my 16 years of sobriety I have never witnessed anyone going this long and never anyone to tell their story. Oh hell, got that off my chest.
Tonight I am grateful for:
God, my Higher Power
My Sobriety
Mamie, my miniature schnauzer.
My Sponsor.
My friend Rick took a 13 year chip tonight.
Talking about and not holding a resentment tonight. Will have to pray about this.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


Scott W said...

When I left the room people were laughing about how long he was speaking. Then when the group heard the applause after he finished we all herded back in the room. Then the next celebrant said he wouldn't be long-winded--LIED! bleh

Pam said...

A couple of years ago, I was at a birthday meeting where a gentleman had 12 yrs. It began..."during year one..." LOL and went thru all 12 years.
At year 4 I went outside to smoke (ahhh I used to smoke)I stood around and talked to people and smoked several cigeretts. When I went back in the meeting he was on year 6. The chairperson got up and whispered something in his ear. But he kept on. Someone turned the lights off in the room and I guess he got the message. hee hee
Enjoy your weekend darlin'
Long winded birthday speakers drive me crazy as well.
LOL - I'm a long winded commentor

recoveryroad said...

Hi Zane

You go to the same meetings as Dave and Scott? Groovy!

Have a safe and sober day, mate.

dAAve said...

One thing I learned last night.
We need top resupply Lambda with some slingshots. We're totally out of 'em.

Bill said...

I enjoyed catching up on your blog this evening!