Saturday's University of Scouting was wonderful, lots of good classes and information, and I've earned my "Master's Degree" in Cub Scouting lol. It sounds kind of goofy but it's a fun way to keep track of the extra training our adult leaders complete.
In reviewing my calendar for the week, I see that I have something going on each evening this week (except Friday), including a few major events with the Chamber, a symphony concert 2 hrs away in Toledo with my dad Sat nite, five meetings tomorrow lol, you name it, it's happening this week! I think I probably am into a couple too many things lol. There's nothing like life in the fast lane in a town of 2,800 people lol.
It is better for this alcoholic to be busy than it is for me to be bored. Even though this level of busy is probably a bit much, it's not like this all the time. HP and I can handle it, a day or a chunk of a day at a time. My life is made up of various little components, most of which are involved with some sort of service. Yea, I have a job, I go to work. I do family stuff with my wife and Ian. I have lots of friends that I sometimes get to "play with." But aside from that, I try to give of myself like AA taught me. I owe my HP lots of giving for all the taking I've done. I owe the world something. I am responsible to help another drunk or addict when they reach out. I owe my community some good works after being a danger to those around me for so long in my earlier years. I owe my HP time and effort with the gifts He gave me since I spent so much time "frittering away" my life and gifts.
AA taught me to give back what was freely given. I keep doing it because it helps me keep up my gratitude, it helps me get out of my own mind, it feels good to help others and because I owe. AA and HP gave me my life back and I could probably never repay the value of that gift. But if I help others find the gift and I give some of what was given to me, I can at least pass it along.