Hey -- I don't think I told you guys this lately, but here it is now: I love you man! I REALLY do!
And -- I ALWAYS read each message that you post -- I've been trying to not comment on every single message and just "listen" to what you share with me. That's helping me. But, don't get used to it. As soon as you get used to it -- bigger than the sky, I'll change again!
Thank you for sharing! I read what you share and I see so much personal identification with you. It's almost like when you're writing about you -- I could say, you're writing about me -- because I relate so much, to what you share about your own selves and your own circumstances and situations.
So, thank you much! You keep me coming back -- sober. You remind me to be good to myself. You remind me of my own promises and commitments that I've made to myself. You remind me "why" I continue to do this deal. And, most of all -- you continue to keep me doing it!
AA prepares me for how to live my life -- outside of AA. If I'm not living a life outside of meeting rooms -- I'm doing something wrong. If I'm not getting better -- there is something I need to change. And, the change could be -- to the meetings that I go to. Some meetings seem to stunt my growth. Some make me feel worse after I've been to them. So, I don't go to meetings to try and get better, or to grow, or to feel good. I go to try to be of help to someone else. And, if I can do that -- I feel good. When I can't do that -- I need to be somewhere else.
Sobriety has taught me how to do good things for myself -- and still stay sober doing them.
If I'm not being good to me -- you can bet your bippy that I'm not being good to anyone else.