I love this last line. I have a wonderful sponsor strong in BB, and she is busier that I am and I go to 6 meetings a week and just started doing service work. I am meeting new women for coffee and am on step 9. And I don't talk to her every day. Another gal she sponsors calls her all the time....me being me thought "I should call more-I 'm not being "good" ' anyhoo I hadn't thought of the calls and such in that way. Thanks.sober1988 wrote:Too many folks in AA put way too much emphasis on sponsorship (imhao) I agree that the program and presice directions are found in the first 164. My sponsor sobered up in 1964 and is the best sponsor in AA, but she taught me to rely on my HP and to learn to live life OUTSIDE the rooms of AA. She taught me that learning to pay my bills on time, making friends with non-AA people (not drunks!) and trying to become a contributing member of society once more is just as important as other things when regaining my diginity and learning to live life, sober.
Before I met her (21 years ago) I had gone through 3 or 4 "sponsors" because they were trying to analyze me with their psycho babble crap. I came into AA as a bloated, depressed alcoholic with a huge chip on my shoulder and a couple of these gals would say things like, "why are you so angry" and "read page 449" etc... None of that worked for me! I finally found the perfect sponsor, and she told me that a sponsor who is doing a good job doesn't get too many phone calls from their pidgeons.
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