There was a newcomer there who reminded me of myself. He shared what could have been my story. After the meeting, the fellowship surrounded him, gave him phone numbers, and invited him to a restaurant where a group of us went. I really like to see newcomers surrounded with love. I believe that he already has a grasp of what the program has to offer. I hope that he keeps coming back.
Yesterday we slept in, and then we went to brunch at a nearby restaurant. It was nice to read the paper, have coffee, and take all the time we needed.
Later, we went for a walk on the beach. All of this makes me grateful for the many blessings that I have.
I know that without the program of recovery I would have spent my weekend filled with worry, obsessing over the alcoholic and feeling sorry for myself. I'm glad that I'm in a better place today. I hope that you are also in a good place today.