We are not primarily put on this earth to see through another, but to see another through. ~ Anon
One of the benefits of long term AA relationships and a home meeting is that people know my recovery process, can see the results, and they help me celebrate my progress. I am never quite alone. It used to be that I would feel alone in a crowd of 1,000 people or my own family. These days, I never feel completely alone. I pulled into the parking lot tonight and saw a few of my AA friends huddled in their many layers in their cars. We were all waiting to make the move. The door was locked. Pretty soon, along came some one who had the key. I didn’t know we even had a key! There are many unsung heroes who do their service positions quietly and peacefully, never really seeking attention or thanks. Their reward for doing so is one more day of sobriety.
The only way to maintain sobriety is to give back freely what we were freely given. Consider the money, time, and energy you put into drinking and recovering from those drunks. All that time, money, and energy can be used more efficiently in staying sober. The rewards are too numerous to list here. Trust me, they can be had, if you simply work for them. Tomorrow is just another Monday. A whole new year awaits. This can be your first day of sobriety, if you will have it. Go to a meeting, pick up a 24 hour chip, and glue/tape 2 quarters to it. The next time you feel like booze will solve things, give us a call. You are never alone. Happy New Year and many happy returns (to AA). We will save you a chair. And, welcome home!