I had called my sponsor last week and told her I felt a bit sad, like all the good things are in the past. I told her I didn’t feel particularly plugged in to either group I regularly attend and that I was feeling rather isolated. She asked me to make a list of people I like and then reach out to them.
The list surprised me, there were so many people on it. I reached out to many of them and asked them to come to the meeting where I would be celebrating. Everyone showed up except for a friend who was out of town. It is not always easy to get people to come to a 6:30 a.m. meeting, but there they were! My feelings of isolation miraculously vanished! It was a wonderful birthday. I felt deeply loved.
My daughter sat next to me, which means the world to me. It is nice to know that I have had a positive impact on her and many others. When we get down to it, that’s all we leave behind.
I hope I have lots more time to impact others positively, but I am so grateful for this sober life I’ve had – so far.
God has been so good to me.