Saturday, August 02, 2008

So our rule is not to avoid a place where there is drinking ..... even plain ordinary whoopee parties. P101

You will note that we made and important qualification.

Therefore, ask yourself on each occasion,

“Have I any good social, business,
or personal reason for going to this place?

Or am I expecting to steal a little vicarious pleasure
from the atmosphere of such places?”

If you answer these questions satisfactorily, you need have no apprehension.

Go or stay away, whichever seems best.

But be sure you are on solid spiritual ground

before you start and that your motive in going
is thoroughly good.

do not think of what you will get out of the occasion.

Think of what you can bring to it.

But if you are shaky, you had better work with another alcoholic instead!
Pages 101 & 102

Today I got a shared cake
and a card signed by a load of people
and some book vouchers...
frikkin awesome
book vouchers! a large sum of money!
a card was probably gonna happen, we do it..
but vouchers..
VERY unexpected, I am touched really

the other birthday person
was going out after work for a few drinks
and cos it was mine I was asked again...
yeh man this time I wanted to go
yesterdays stuff was forgotton by the person with the hump
I was going to go to home group
I was going to turn up later
I was going to go to the cafe after
I was... all these things I could
legitimately leave and do
which would have been ok with me

Just for today
I will have a program.
I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it.
I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.

all the planets lined up
the company was really friendly
and I was happy around it ALL
when I said I was going
someone else asked me to wait for them
and then another did toooooo

Tonight I didnt feel I let my homegroup down
tonight I let them know
I would be late
communicated appropriately..
the meeting would go on without me

I had fun
I had friends offreing to help me
shop to furnish my house... I have no idea!
house hunt again
I am happy

I am part of in many areas
instead of apart from it all

I love the summer nights
I love that I got to walk back across London Bridge
and see the lights and buildings
and do a 360 degree turnaround see the sights
all lit up!!
I am repeating myself I know when I say it
I am so grateful even just for that view
I used to dream of this stuff
now I am living the dream!

First viewing on my flat in the morning!
i'll just tidy up, leave the agent to it
and see what happens!


molly said...

all sounds fantastico!! lovely lovely lovely :) wish i were there to share in the fun.

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

i always think of that jesus story where he went to the taxmans house, when i think of the way some recovering alcholics shun certain sections of activity.

we should be all embracing. never exclusive. as far as our hearts are concerned anyway. we have no right to make ourselves superior to others in any way.

any way. glad you enjoyed yourself.
'everything is teaching us' as they say..

Syd said...

I guess that I don't much like bars so we don't go there. But I do like live music so will go and listen to music. My wife doesn't like going to bars since she was a nightly at home drinker.