Christmas is coming & the "Just Do It" group is ready for action!
My proposal for this year came from something that happened last year & it happened again recently, so I thought I'd pass it on.
The plan: Give it away!
And let your Higher Power guide you as to what "it" is.
Last year I had gotten a gift card from my work as a Christmas present. After work, I went to a meeting & there was a man who had been sober 3 weeks & he was depressed cuz he'd lost everything & had nothing to give his loved ones for Christmas.
The thought popped in my head: "Give him the card, Sunlight."
Man, I could feel my resistance! "Why should I give him the card? He won't appreciate it...."
I turned my focus to the rest of the meeting, but that gift card was burning a hole in my purse! And I KNEW I would not enjoy whatever I bought with that card because, well, it wasn't mine!
So, after the meeting I go up to him & hand him the card & say, "Merry Christmas." He says he can't accept it & I tell him, "Please. You're SUPPOSED to have it." He seemed to get that & he cried.
To this day, he talks about how he learned of the unconditional love of this program & of God, from what happened at Christmas time.
And it wasn't ME! I did not want to give that card. But God did.
The group thinks this is kind of weird & asks can't we just do a fundraiser or something. Sure, we can do that, but try "just giving it away". It can be as simple as giving a smile to someone you usually scowl at. Just ask in your prayer & meditation what it should be. How do you know? Well, how do you know you have to go to the bathroom? There's an unmistakeable urge, a "movement", if you will, & you act on it.
After the meeting, I'm working the coffee bar & a man comes up & plunks $100 on the counter & says, "This is for the children's Christmas party at the Fellowship Club." Then, he hands me $60 & says it's for big books. Then, he gives me another $40 & says it's for free coffee all day Wednesday for everyone since it's his 22nd AA birthday. (Thanks, Jack!)
This weekend there were over 1000 bikers riding their motorcycles on the highway with Santa hats on & carrying bags of toys to Children's Hospital & other organizations for "Toys for Tots". They were giving it away!
Just give it away. You will find much of heaven & at least be rocketed into the spirit of the season.