Even though I have been attending recovery meetings for over 12 years…the energy in the rooms still amazes me and Friday nights meeting was no different.
The meeting was opened by a recovering friend named Jimmy. Before he introduced the speaker he had chosen for that night…Jimmy just gushed with gratitude.
He told us that he loved us. He told us that his life clean is far greater than any of his days using. He opened the meeting by being WIDE OPEN.
Then the speaker named Dave shared his story. He’s a man who did not pick up drugs until after serving 22 years in the Navy. He lost everything got clean and then relapsed after having 5 years.
The things that were discussed in that room Friday night are just the most heart wrenching and beautiful things that this life has to offer.
One new young boy explained that he does not have any major issues or pain but he just loves to get high. He asked us if he needs to know the reason why.
Another fellow named Dan..discussed that he hates this planet and wishes he was the only one on it. He is back from a relapse with 91 days clean after hallucinating for months on some type of new or laced weed.
People shared about the loss of children. They shared about suicide. They shared about love and being present in the moment.
They shared about not picking up a drug no matter what. They shared about god and their higher power.
The most powerful thing is that they shared.
I am so grateful to all of the people who share. It’s courage and beauty all wrapped in one.