Old Timer in Trouble
Having many years of sobriety does not make us immune
We old-timers do not have all the answers. Sometimes we don't know what to do. When we forget, it is usually temporary. We hear a reminder at a meeting, in reading, or from another person. Sometimes we hear exactly what we need. But not always.
Two years ago, I began to go to fewer meetings, which felt fine for awhile. Slowly I began to use other sober tools less regularly also. Although, I met regularly with sponsees, I didn't do the same with my sponsor. Other tools became rusty, such as saying "please" in the morning and "thank you" at night, regular prayer and meditation,...
She sent out a distress call from the depths
Don't Drink and Go to Meetings?
That didn't work this AA, but the Steps did
Easy Does It
It took her a long time slow down and turn things over
Off to See the World
A spot inventory leads to many journeys to many places