Thanks for the humor, Mike!
"So we think cheerfulness and laughter make for usefulness.
Outsiders are sometimes shocked when we burst
into merriment over a seemingly tragic experience out of
the past. But why shouldnâ€™t we laugh? We have recovered,
and have been given the power to help others." page 132, BB
Some AA's think of "authority" when they think about "the power to help others."
I've never met an alkie yet, that would submit to authority!
Many of us are defiant. We don't want and won't let someone else "tell us" what to do!
I think it's very appropriate, that the sentence in the BB, regarding "we have been given the power to help others" -- is in the same paragraph, as "laughter, and cheefulness" and in the same chapter and two pages that deal with the importance of humor, being happy, joyous, and free.
The power to laugh, the power to take it easy, and not get too serious, and the power and ability to use humor -- has, in deed, a powerful effect on ourselves and on those that we desire to help.
Do you have a problem going on? Or, did I misunderstand the first part of your message? If you have a difficulty -- that's why we're here. Use us up! Because, for sure... if I've got a problem -- I'll be coming to you for all the help I can get!
Sorry my dog pictures are late in getting to you. Long story. I'll explain later, but I do have one pic of my Big Black Boy that I'm ready to send!
How's the puppy? And, you, and your wife and your angel? I hope Life is treating all of you well!