My first 12 step meeting in years! Yesterday! A.C.A. Seems kinder and gentler than many past 12 step meetings. Not so much "red knuckling." So interesting to see the program evolve yet again in a new incarnation. Must research "the laundry list..."Big topic talk; forgiving yourself.
Lots of young folk. They are inspiring in their suffering.
I’m still looking for the magic in NYC. If not magic, then a sense of sanity or maybe unity…something genuine that is universal and that reminds me that in spite of everything; we are indeed all one…
“God grant me the serenity to accept the people
I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can and the wisdom to know
That one is me.”
ACA Serenity prayer
Like the burning ashes from a cigarette butt
see that star streak across the sky,
and I'm praying “Oh God let me reach
My full potential
Before I die…”
again and again, over and over...