HeyPaul gald to see you.
I was thinking up a nice rant for my morning meeting and then the topic was a reading of tradition 1 so I got of on a chat about the lifeboat.
What I had been thinking was about my HP what a fine old her/he/it they be!
When I was out there Alcohol was with out a doubt my HP. The thing about good old darlin' alcohol as HP is the way she works.
First off she gives you dutch courage (almost got smacked by a dutchman once for saying that) and you can be the life of the party and easy going with the ladies and then Alcohol HP just don't care if she gives you a good case of whiskey d&*k to boot.
Then she sure don't mind if she takes your wife and your job and if she don't take your kids she sure doesn't mind if they join the fold later on. Why the earlier the better.
Starting to not sound ike a very loving HP more like the other kind of HP some folks get on about.
She also doesn't mind if you hand over that drivers license tank you very much who says driving is a privilege anyhow.
And of course the more we worship the more she just doesn't mind if she sees you dead. The good old saying that my disease wants me dead well she sure don't care if you do and judging by what I have seen with my own eyes she likes it just fine.
What a power?
There was a night back in 1997 where I pulled out of a bar and immediatley got pulled over. The cop testified in court that he had to grab me by the arm to keep me from falling in the ditch. Probably my real HP had a better plan that night.
As Sandy Beach says did I see that poor cop as a spiritual messanger that night? Not on your life instead of being greatful that I didn't do time I was pissed that I lost my license for 2 years instead of the usual 1 year. My lawyer was very happy to be rid of me. Hmmmm.
Took me 11 more years tank you very much. The Alcohol HP did it's thing and though my real HP kept throwing out the life lines I was FAR too stubborn, blind, selfish, sick etc. etc. etc. to see it.
I also made anote this morning that "God as we understand him
" means just that. Not for me to really try and explain my HP to anyone else. Pretty hard to do even if I tried.
Not for me to try to understand anyone elses either as long as I got something going I can be just greatful for that.
If a sponsee wants to know what I have done to get connected and were I have been then we can have a nice chat about it under a cannon ball tree.