After I posted yesterday about the wish to have a house full of recovery people and to have them enjoy a Christmas buffet, I shared about it at the meeting last night. And a woman sitting next to me said that she would be glad to come when I decided to do that. It made me realize that this idea may not have to be put off for the future, but that we could begin a new tradition this year.
So this morning my wife and I talked it over and agreed that it was something that we wanted to do. I put together a flyer that will be available at three meetings we attend inviting those who are without someone to share the spirit of the Season with us on Christmas Day.
This is a big decision for us because 1) my wife's parents are intolerant of political and socioeconomic views that differ from theirs and 2) neither know that we are involved in recovery programs. So I highlighted a reminder of Tradition 12 on the flyer. I believe that anonymity is important for this day and that to be mindful of principles above personalities is a good thing to consider as well.
Thinking about a house filled with people has lifted my spirits. I am happy that we can do something for others that captures the true meaning of the season.