Friday, July 11, 2008
A good feeling
Every time that I tell my story, I come away with a good feeling. It's almost like being enveloped in a warm blanket. This is a very different feeling than I would get when giving a scientific paper at meetings. There the feeling was one of low grade anxiety, of being critiqued, of measuring up.
At last night's AA meeting, I was welcomed warmly, listened to attentively, and came away with the feeling that I'd made some new friends. As I did the last time that I told my story, I spent most of my time talking about the steps and their meaning in the context of my life and how they have worked for me.
After the meeting, quite a few people came over to thank me and one fellow talked to me about his situation at length. I'm grateful that he heard something that he identified with.
I drove home in pouring rain, all the while thinking about how grateful I am for the fellowship, for my sponsor, and my HP.