Courtesy: Flickr Daniel Gottschi
The weekend is coming to an end very slowly. It is a bit warm tonight. The nights are not as cool as they had been, but temps are coming down slowly.
Tonight took us to St. Leon’s for Sunday Nighter’s. Since it was the last Sunday of the month, we covered a Tradition. And since it is the ninth month, we read from the Twelve and Twelve and the ninth tradition. The discussion went arond the circle and many people shared on topic and the thought that came to mind when reading from the twelve and twelve is that…
“Our book is meant to be suggestive only!”
There are no rules and nobody is going to tell you what to do, but we have all these suggestions, and that is that.
The thought that is implied is that “if you are smart and desire a change, then following these suggestions is paramount.” They are suggestions, but based on our experience, we think you should follow them anyways. But nobody is going to toss you out of a meeting, but it has happened in the past.
Someone mentioned egos and bleeding deacons. We’ve seen all kinds of people come and go from meetings. And the meetings have survived them. I have always said that “You can’t keep your ego and get sober at the same time.” That’s the biggest stumbling block I have seen in the rooms … Egos.
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This week in Sociology we are talking about socialization. The stages kids go through growing up and the stages we go through as adults in learning about ourselves and others, how we learn and how we act. I read through the text last night before bed, and I need to do that again tonight, because we get tested on the readings every Monday night.
I may write on this topic at greater length later this week. I had an interesting chat with my Sociology friend at the meeting tonight. When I thanked him for the book, he was like, “what book, it never happened …” My next question was going to inquire payment, but he didn’t let me get that far. So that was a hundred dollar gift. And I am grateful for it.
Dinner is coming so I need to boogie.
More to come, stay tuned …