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.