I started out the morning with a meeting with a sponsee. We met at a nearby coffee shop and spent about an hour and a half discussing Step Three. He has a lot of spirituality, and I feel that I am learning from him (having been in AA for 24 years), just as he is getting something from me as it pertains to Al-Anon.
I find it interesting that over half the sponsees that I have had have been "double winners". As I have written about here often, there is an attraction that I have for alcoholics and apparently they are attracted to me. It is okay as I keep the programs separate. I know that I cannot help with AA work but am qualified to help with Al-Anon which has a lot to do with digging deeply within to better understand feelings, motives, and how to relate to a Higher Power.
I really needed a meeting today. I have been feeling meeting deprived of late. I had planned to go to the study meeting tonight and then to the regular discussion meeting. But a good friend's mother had surgery today, so I decided to meet him at the hospital late this afternoon to wait while his mother came out of surgery. I am glad that I did. The family was glad to have someone there to wait with them. I may not have made the meeting, but I feel that I was right where I needed to be.
C. and I are going fishing in the morning. The speckled trout are biting so we are going to try to catch a few of them. If tomorrow is as gorgeous as today, we will be in for a treat. Once again, I may not be at a meeting, but believe that I am improving my conscious contact with God just by being among the marshes, the critters, and on the water with C. I am going to sleep tonight with a clear mind and a warm feeling that all is well in my world.