Good Evening Eveyone,
Wasn't it in "Dr Bob and the Good old Boys", the statement "all it takes to start a new meeting is a resentment and a pot of coffee."?
Congradulations Daily Reprieve, on your one year anniversary. Sounds like you did eveything right!
The meetings I attend are small by standard, because of where we live. In the two counties I live and work in, there is around 18,000 people total.
And these are two of the larger counties (sq miles) in Colorado. As I was saying the meetings are small, therefore most of the people attending already know if someone is having a birthday. So we give out chips, marbles, and/or medalions, depending on which meeting you go to. Some meetings we celebrate with cake or pastries, some meetings we celebrate with cake the last meeting day of the month for everyone having a birthday that month. Generally we ask the birthday person or persons to tell us how they did it. Most of the time it is said that they go to meetings, help others, and trust (their) God. It's unfortunate, but I haven't seen a person, yet, pick up a chip or celebrate an anniversary without doing ALL these things. Personally, I thank everyone for being there for me when I came through the doors of my first rooms. I also thank everyone for helping me find a God, and making me stay long enough to "let the miracle happen". One thing I look back on is the fact that when I came in, as scared and mad at the world as I was, the last thing I needed was to listen to anothers "Drunkaloge", because I already had my share. I needed to be made to feel comfortable, and settle in long enough to start to understand that I wasn't alone. That my life was not really that unlike anybody elses, it just happened differently, but the results were the same.
So I celebrate with each and everyone, if they are picking up a Desire chip, or have 40 years, because each and everyone of them help to keep me sober, if only to remind me of where I came from or what a life I have to look forward to. They are all great experiences to me. Keep up the good work Daiiy Reprieve. Thank You.