As recovering people, we
are part of a very special community- the community of
people brought together by shared suffering and the
shared joys of recovery. "Frequent contact with
newcomers and each other is the bright spot in our
lives" as the Big Book so eloquently describes it.
Let us not forget that we are part of a much larger
community: the community of humanity. Bill W. commented
that recovered alcoholics are "returning to
citizenship of the world." In this light, our
goal here at Cybriety is to be part of the solution. We
ask that you consider the same. Love and tolerance can
cover a lot of ground.
In the story, Doctor,
Alcoholic, Addict from the 3rd Edition of the Big
Book, Paul O. comments that
"nothing, absolutely nothing happens in
God's world by mistake"
To be truthful, I find little comfort in those words
today. I realize that I can not change the
world. Like threads in finely woven cloth, we are
all part of the tapestry that is life.
This I do know, tonight, when I tuck my
children into bed, my hugs will linger a little longer
and goodnight kisses will be re-doubled. When I'm
in line at the grocery store today, and the person in
front of me has 15 items in the "12 items or
less" line, it really wont crush my day.
When I get to my noontime meeting today, I will have a
deeper appreciation for how good I have it.
Not in a materialistic sense, but in what really counts,
those things of lasting value; a relationship with God,
family who I love and who love me, the fellowship of
God Bless Us All,