Monday, January 7, 2008

Life comes at you fast

That commercial on TV says that "life comes at you fast". Whoever wrote that must know something because the pendulum can swing from an up cycle to a down cycle in a heartbeat.

I have been coasting along on the good feelings lately. At tonight's meeting though there were a couple of newcomers who reminded me of why I need the program. It was a mother and daughter and the immediate family had been affected by alcoholism. Both women were articulate in describing what brought them to a meeting. The daughter is having a tough time in an alcoholic marriage. The mother has been around alcoholics all her life. It was really a great meeting because of these two people who were looking to stay afloat and the HP gave them a life ring in the form of Al-Anon.

And then to read Kel's blog. I don't have children so I can only imagine how hard it is to love your child and detach after an overdose. It takes great strength and belief in a HP to get through the horror of what Kel describes.

I know about the ups and downs in life and know that the pendulum will swing back in a downward path for me soon enough. I'm just going to stay in the day and pray for those who are still suffering and in need of help.


  1. oh yeah, life's a rollercoaster all right, up and down.

  2. Thanks for the reminder to stay in the day. I think I lost that over the last few days dealing with some family members. I have some decisions to make in regards to a few of them because as per my childhood, some would rather I live in secret and be sick than to make their little family seem less than perfect.

  3. Thank you Syd, for who you are and all you share. It means so much to me.

  4. ah yes. certain low spots ahead.
    yes this is life, but thats why we prepare by staying in fit spiritual condition.

    nice post

    "Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life seem so worth while to us now." (p124)
    "If an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through work and self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the CERTAIN trials and low spots ahead" (p14)
    "Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives."


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