Hello Kay! Thanks for sharing.
It's always a highlight of my day, to read someone elses thoughts, other than my own. Heck... I have to listen to me all day long! It's like a vacation for me, to think about how someone else sees something.
BlueAngel wrote:This also brings to mind would a gay man sponsor a gay man or would this be against AA rules?
Now, that's a very interesting, observational question, that I don't recall ever asking!!! Perhaps someone will answer the question, and I'll learn something new today!!! I really do look forward to letting go of old ideas and learning something new everyday!
Cheers to you! And, thank you for sharing how you see things.
I used to be more open about helping anybody, male or female, and didn't really care what someone thought about it. I knew what my motives and intentions were, and they were right... and I felt comfortable with that.
But then, after getting burned very badly by some of the "AA Rumor Millers".... it's hard to forget the pain that I've suffered at the expense of other AA members vile tongues. It's sad to become aware that love and tolerance and good motives and intentions are not the code of everyone, even if they are in AA. The pain of the matter did hurt, but it didn't bother me as much (on the inside of me) as it hurt the ones that I was trying to help.
Now, I try to be aware, that there are going to be some sick one's who will spread any kind of dirt to make themselves feel good... and some sicker one's who will listen to the dirt. And, the dirt, will inevitably hurt... the ones I'm trying to help.
Thanks for letting me share.