Today is Pinewood Derby day!
Ian has already informed me that he really wants to win a trophy but if he doesn't it's ok because it's fun to work on the cars and race them. I hope he does well with this attitude, we've talked about it before lol. I am proud of his attitude, he's a good boy lol. I love that we have these types of events in Cub Scouts so the boys can learn how to win and lose in a "safe" environment. Some of the dads definitely get carried away wanting to win, but we work hard to teach the boys to do their best, accept the results and be good sports.
So, in the last post I had asked people to share their meeting regimen with me, and why they feel meetings are important. I love what Steve reminded us, about the fact that meetings are vital but they are not the entire program. I couldn't agree with my friend more. I have to get to meetings, to hear about what I need to do. But, for me, that was just the beginning when I first got sober.
I had to hear about what people were doing to stay sober. But, I then had to get out there and do it. I had to share with my sponsor,I had to rpactice the principles in the Steps. I had to put pen to paper, I had to pray. I still have to do all these things today. but, now I go to meetings to share what I do, to be reminded of what its like out there, to meet newcomers, to help, to learn more things about how people are staying sober. So now, at 14 years sober, meetings take on a different role in my recovery.