Share and Share Alike
For me, it was either sobriety or death. I chose death. When that didn’t work, I had to go with sobriety.
Remember that guy i told you about who’s been sober since 1967? This is what he shared tonight in a meeting. He’s not very talkative, but what he says always hits home for me.
i went up to him after the meeting to tell him how much i appreciated his pearls of wisdom and before i could convey this, he said, “Oh, I saw you at a meeting last week! I thought what you shared was the most cogent thing said in that night. Sometimes newcomers come up with the clearest observations.”
This made me feel very good, of course. That someone with so much time could get something from a comment of mine instilled in me a sense of satisfaction and hope.
What was it i had said to elicit such a response? Interestingly enough, it was the sentiment i shared in a post just a couple days ago.
Posted on October 6, 2011, in Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged AA, Alcohol Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Recovery, What i learned in AA. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.