Thank you Paul... and, I say
Thank you Paul, John Boy, Woodstock, and all the many many others who make this site possible, and for your participation here.
And... a very special "Thank you" to those that Clancy has sponsored, and still sponsors, in the Upland, California area, and many that he sponsors throughout the rest of the world.
A spcial "Thank you" to Dave Mitchel, my very first A.A. Sponsor, who is with Joe McQuany, Ben Rosenberg, Hugh Douglass, Chuck Chamberlain, Pat Dormire, Jimmy Greenan, and the many many other very special A.A.'s who have been instrumental in my life and in my sobriety and in my recovery, who have passed on to the "Other Meeting."
A very special "Thank you" to the members of the San Fernando Group, that helped me get sober! And, the Monday Night Granada Hills meeting, the San Fernando Valley A.A. Convention Committee, past and present, the San Fernando Valley A.A. Central Office, it's volunteers and managers, past and present... including a very special thank you to Bob F., a brother-in-sobriety and the current Manager at SFVAA Central Office, the Members of the Rafter's Group, the Pacific Group, and especially the Chatsworth Friday Night Speaker Meeting! Without all of you... and your help... I would not be here to say "Thank you."
And, a really very special "THANK YOU" to Clancy, I. !!!!
Thank you for your help, your guidance, and direction, and the structure and discipline that you have gone to great lengths -- to help me acquire. I believe that my life is as good as it is today -- as a direct result of all the help that you have been to me. Also -- thank you for all that you have done for the Pacific Group, and for all that you have done, and still do -- for Alcoholics Anonymous.
Another very special "Thank you" today -- for Charlie P., up in Northwest Arkansas!!! For allowing God to use you as he has done, to give all that you have given, that has benefited myself, and many thousands of others in the A.A. Fellowship.
And, thank you to all the others that I have not mentioned by name, Passed-on and current members of A.A., all throughout the world, for your past works of love and service, and the work and love and service that you are doing and giving today... for Alcoholics Anonymous.
Of couse, the biggest thanks of all -- to God, for everything.... for my life, and sobriety and recovery, my friends and family in the Fellowship, thank you for giving us Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Steps ... so that we could not only survive and live again -- but for the New Life that is available to us alcoholics, and the many 12 Step Groups that have grown from A.A., that is reaching out to serve the recovering, the suffering and the afflicted!!!
And, thank you A.A.!!!! Without you......... I wouldn't be here. And, I wouldn't enjoy the life that I live today!!!!
Another thank you... to Bill W., Doc, Smitty, Jung, James, and the first 100 alcoholics who Pioneered this A.A. Path for us to follow!!!
And, closing with a reminder for myself, and to others in A.A., and to the future members of A.A., of one of the greatest of promises, in the Big Book -- that is available to us all, if we "do the work."
"We have recovered, and have been given the power to help others." page 132, Big Book
P.S. A HUGE Thank you, to my dogs!!! Thank you for your love and kindness and friendship, and all that you have done and all that you do to keep me safe, sane, sober, happy, joyous and free, enjoying the Good Life!!!