We had a beautiful snowstorm this week. It was the prettiest snow! It was one of those days that you could just stand at your window and be awed by the beauty.
Of course, I was stuck on the highway for a long time, but no matter!
|Looking Out My Window|
After being sick for almost a month, I am finally feeling better. But I have been procrastinating on writing my blog posts. I have been distracting myself a little too much.
But I love writing.
It's one of the ways I can be creative, and I have been missing it.
I signed up to lead my AA meeting for the month of February. I work well with a little bit of structure, and so this will help me get to my meeting as well as be of service to others. It's not hard.
And here is the one thing I know will happen:
I will receive way more than I give.
People everywhere are lonely. They are afraid. They fear growing old by themselves. They have been hurt by people they love. They have had to put parents into hospice. Their children have problems. They lose jobs. They struggle to find their place in the world.
Every time I go into my meeting, I hear all of these fears and more.
I hear of how we have tried to run away from these things by drinking or using drugs.
But I also hear words of faith and hope, words that come from the heart.
They tell me over and over again, we are not alone.
Whether someone has been sober for years or a few days, I listen to what they have to say.
Because I never know who will speak words that speak to me.
I am so grateful to be sober today. I was reading a book where a character's drinking problem was fully described. I thought to myself, "Yuck! So glad I don't do that anymore!"
Now, I wanted to take cookies to my meeting. The night before, they sat in a bag, calling to me. My hubs said, "What are they calling you, tubby?"
Ha. That was funny. He makes me laugh!
I ate them. Left some for him and had to go out to buy more!
With No More Cookies but Lots of Snow,
On Day 488,