Friday – Moving Ahead

maybeWith the weather holding steady, Friday has come and gone.

I’ve said before that Friday is the best day of the week. Because the best meeting of the week falls on Friday night. And all of my friends are in one place all at the same time.


It was a quiet day. Not having much to do, left me with plenty of time, to do nothing.

Sometimes, doing nothing is just as important as doing something.

Being busy is too easy, learning how to manage ones time, with intervals of nothingness is pretty useful. At the stage of the game, being kind to myself and doing  things just because is the norm.

I had to pick up an anny card on the way out for one of my guys, as we were celebrating his third anny tonight amongst our Friday friends because I was out of town last weekend.

The fallout continues from last weekend. I am still processing my emotions and I am still seeking counsel from my old timer friends.

Tonight, we discussed working with others, in a round about sort of way.

It was a sold night of things shared. Having solid friends who care about you early on seems to have been the key ingredient for our folks.

From the reading:

“Our chief responsibility to the newcomer is an adequate presentation of the program.”

Today, I know that my sobriety is not all about me. I’ve come a long ways from where I was the first few weeks of sobriety. And I am thankful for what I learned this time around. I wasn’t rushed to make any decisions, or start my steps before it was timely.

The right people were there when I most needed them, in the right ways.

In the beginning is was important to count my days, as the meetings was at the same time and at the same location every night of the week. Montreal sobriety forces you to really work for your time, having to travel to different locations on a nightly basis.

In the beginning it was about healing my soul through fellowship and food.

Funny, food always follows fellowship.

It is an integral part of getting sober. We do our best work over breaking bread with one another.

I was told, not long ago that I must remember to always live in the solution, and to always work towards that solution in working with others. That is my job with my guys.

That seems to work.

One of my friends is just weeks in and tonight he wanted experience, strength and hope about Step One … The only step you must do 100%.

We admitted we were powerless and that our lives had become unmanageable.

Powerlessness … That word still dogs me to this day.

That has been a real learning word.

I can’t save anyone. I can’t save the world. I can’t change anyone. I can ONLY change me.

Just a short entry tonight.

More to come, stay tuned …

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