AA IS KINDA BEAUTIFUL
A surprise Christmas lesson in community
- •I was supposed to fly out to Chicago this afternoon but my flight was cancelled
- •So the parents picked me up and told me we had to go to "a thing for your aunt" before we go home
- •We drove through driving rain to a building somewhere in Dallas
- •Turns out she was receiving her chip for two years sober in AA
- •I had no idea she was going through this
- •The ceremony announced how many years someone had been sober then they got to go up and get their chip and say a little piece
- •Each person who went up, from 50 years sober to just 1 year was so so appreciative and happy
- •The over all sentiment was that life is really hard but they're grateful for a strong community of people
- •And it made me think about the importance of community bonds and how although friendships can take a second place in a busy day to day life, they're one of the most important things that can be invested in.
- •And be it AA, church, work, or school, finding a niche of community that fits for you is integral, and should be well tended
- •Which leads me to a quote from one of my favorite movies of all time, It's A Wonderful Life- "No man is a failure who has friends."