Morning all, nice and sunny here, always is after a nights frost.
Thanks for the kind words Frannane, life’s good today if I just try and stay in the background.
Went to a convention on Saturday with 3 other AA guys it was a real hoot!
During the day we had a wander around the town then went for a meal then off to the evening meeting where the 2 female speakers were superb but the male speaker just talked to much macho BS for me. The ladies spoke ‘ The Language of the Heart.’
Then after the evening meeting it’s a singsong. This year ‘ Sweet Caroline’ was the bit hit, it got 3000 alcoholics on their feet singing away, does your heart good to be part of that. One well-dressed old gentleman gave us a good laugh up singing some Rolling Stones numbers. He said ‘ its not that funny; I’m the same age as Mick Jagger!
Had a real good time and met some old friends and made some new ones from as far a field as London and Dublin.
Then back to my home group last night where we had a guy in for his first meeting. The poor, poor man, there are definitely some sicker than others and lest I forget there but for the grace of God go I, should I ever decide to go it alone.
Really felt for the guy, it was 19 yrs yesterday since my 1st meeting, i've not been sober since then, i had a convincer after 3 months. But i still remember that day that changed my life and all the people that were there and what they said that night like it was yesterday. Thank God for AA.
Booked myself 3 days off work this week, suns out think I’ll go for a run round the lake. Which is another AA miracle, i hardly had the strenght to walk at my first meeting never mind jog. My right foot had been pinned and plated for 2 years after i broke it in half in an act of drunken revenge. But we won't got there, thanks to the power of this fellowship those days are long gone!
And to paraphrase what the convention chairman said on saturday night 'if you think AA is a competition about who was the sickest then your missing the whole point of coming here.'