Yeah……..my day. I won’t bore you with the boring details because they are freaking boring. I went to an AA meeting tonight… yep. Been a while. I get caught up in myself and think… “What. Me? AA? Phshh.. I got stuff to do!” But in reality.. I need those meetings.. So I went. God is a funny dude, let me say. I haven’t been to an AA meeting in months. I get there and an AA friend of mine asks me to speak. The conversation went like this:
“Hey, Dar, ain’t seen you in a while. How ya been?”
“Hey! What’s up? Great. You?” I sip my Dunkin’ Donuts coffee hoping he doesn’t realize I didn’t say his name.
“Dar, you wanna do me a favor?”
I already know where this is going. “Depends,” I say. Another sip. What the frig is this guy’s name?
“You wanna speak?” big smile. He has a great smile.
“No, not really,” I say and smile.
He starts his speech about how his speaker ditched him and all that jazz… I cut him off.
“I’ll do it. I’ll speak.”
“Aww, you’re the best!”
“I know,” I kid in a serious tone and wink. I still don’t remember the poor guys name.. but I touched on my memory (and the reason for it’s lameness) when I spoke.
Speaking at AA meetings is important for the listeners at the meeting. Most of all, it is important for the speaker. When I share my story at a meeting I usually have it planned. I have bullet points written on a piece of paper (a lot of us do this). But I find when I get caught off guard like tonight, it helps me grow.
I am basically free writing out loud. I am talking about painful stuff. But I say some witty things, and laugh. The listeners laugh. It’s all good.
Anyway. Today was a good day.
I wrote my 750 words this morning. Got to a meeting. Saw my sponsor. Read some blogs and commented on them.
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- continue with 750 words.com
- update blog 1-2 times a week
- continue Story#2
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