Single Status Update
God bless you TEFTONG and good wishes in your friends struggle to stay clean and sober. I've been clean and sober since October 11th, 1978 (Wednesday) and still need to work at it. But the joy is in the journey. My sponsor, Eddie, was a Celtic diehard out her in Vancouver. Encourage your friend to work his 12 steps one day at a time.
Thanks very much for your kind words and your support. I am the baby in AA terms here. Just got 3 Years of Sobriety 12th August. My mate Davie is celebrating 9 Years tomorrow and he has been a tremendous help to me.
Hence the reason that meeting up with my Man City mates in the LOUDEN TAVERN has to take 2nd place in my priorities. Man City/Rangers won't keep me SOBER but going to hear a guy I respect will..
I was lucky that the guy who 12 Stepped me who was also a big celtic fan took his time and taught me so much..wee quips and quotes that made sense to me..like.."Are you Open Minded..??..Yes i reply..I think so..Well says Terry your mind is like a parachute..If you don't Open it..Your fucked.."
He also told me one night that.."Us alcoholics are just like Pigs..!!??...Oh right I reply..Because we are Greedy..??..No he explained.."Just like Pigs..We WON'T BE CURED UNTIL WE ARE DEAD"..
I am Grateful to help out at my local meeting every Monday night. STEPPS ODAAT Group and the extra responsibility and the benefits have enhanced my Sobriety. I came to AA just over 3 Years ago..Broken..Unemployable and a Life that was outrageously unmanageable..Thank God for AA and the Fellowship I have found my Life has changed and turned around..
I wish you well on your continued journey in Sobriety..KOKO.ODAAT. TC&GB..
I did not appreciate that you were also in the programme since I thought that you were a support for your pal with 9 years of sobriety. After the first month, they gave me a keychain which I still have. Subsequent months resulted in further recognition. Easy does it, one day at a time. Stay strong.