Saturday, February 13, 2010

2/12/2010, Promises

Whew ! I am tired, I had the longest day at work, we had 2 other aides on the floor that don’t normally work in my unit. the unit I work in is a dementia/Alzheimer unit with 27 residents. So three aides equals about 9 people to get up each in the morning. Well put it this way, one of the girls working only got up 4 residents which puts a lot more work on the rest of us, so that makes for a long day. With that said, it was a pretty good day, I stayed positive and productive.

Tonight my 14yr. old had her “boyfriend” over. Don’t know if calling him her boyfriend is correct but he apparently asked her out. So she had him over along with two other boys, they sat in the basement and played Rock band and Halo. It all seems fine, nothing to worry about (at the moment anyways…).

Went to AA tonight, it turned out to be a pretty big group, one of the people in the group happens to be one of our neighbors (not one we partied with). Strange to see him/her there, but glad to see I am not alone in this neighborhood. The meeting went really well, the topic was gratitude and the AA Promise. I use to read it every morning in treatment and kinda forgot about it till last night. So here is a copy of it.

This can be found on page 83-84, of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous.


If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

This is just a great thing to read, going to try and start reading it daily. Well, have another long day tomorrow, so going to bed.

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