Saturday, February 26, 2011

Attraction Rather Than Promotion

Yesterday I wanted to drink, I wanted to drink more than I have yet! I prayed and realized it was lunch time and decided to walk with my son up to a drive in near our house.

I packed up my son, grabbed my small version of Alcoholics Anonymous Big book, cash and we were off.

The walk did wonders for my mood, by the time we were getting set at our lunch table, the desire for a drink had vanished. I began to notice a very scattered petite waitress running around the restaurant. Unfortunately, it was quickly clear that this woman was suffering the symptoms of addiction. She couldn't fully open her eyes, write legibly on the order pad, or handle what appeared to be an empty restaurant.

When she finally made her way to my table, she confirmed all my suspicions.  Then when she asked my son if she could borrow a diaper cause she had to pee, I knew.

I was blown away, God had totally taken me out of me. I was now racking my brain at how I could be helpful to this woman. Since she was the only waitress here, I knew she would be cleaning up our table. I thought about leaving her a note with my phone number, but decided that just leaving my small version of the BB of Alcoholics Anonymous would be a better idea.

I wrote on the inside cover, "this program can work for anyone, even me."

I walked away from the restaurant feeling wonderful. I have no idea where that woman's life will take her, but on February 23, 2011 my higher power brought her to me. I am sure he will guide her from here!

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