With the Holiday season moving closer each day, my reflections turn to both gratitude and concern. Gratitude
for periods of abstinence that fill me with a sense of peace and hope; and concern, because
of the obvious culinary challenges that will be part of the Holiday experience. I've decided to
deal with the concern by committing to working with the tools more regularly, especially the
phone. The phone has opened-up participation with several of the regularly scheduled phone meetings.
Listening in on these, and the incredible recovery/wisdom of other OA's has been a great
encouragement. Sometimes I participate, sometimes just listen. I've found that by leaving my
contact number (always optional), other will often pick-up that "oh so heavy" phone, and contact me.