Tuesday, October 28, 2008

HP Is Large and In Charge

So I have two amends to make that I've been putting off forever. First, I saw a therapist for a while and I still owe her for our last session. Second, I have two sets of West Wing DVDs that I borrowed a couple of years ago and have not returned to their owners (who now live in PA). Two weeks ago, my sponsor okayed the notes I wrote to go along with the check (to the therapist) and the DVDs (to my friends). Today, I finally got around to sending them both off.

I wanted to send a gift card to the people who I borrowed the DVDs from, so I went to Best Buy to get one. As I got in line, I recognized someone who was making a purchase at the register. It was the guy who I traded guitars with a few years ago. (I gave him my acoustic, he gave me his electric.) I haven't seen him since before I got sober -- over four years ago -- but I have made written amends to him and his wife (a couple of years ago). We were surprised to see each other. He caught me up on his life, I caught him up on ours and told him that I've begun playing guitar again (on his electric).

My higher power is large and in charge. Finally making those amends the week that I start playing guitar again, only to see the guy who gave me the guitar? Amazing.

3 thoughts:

Anonymous October 28, 2008 at 3:17 PM  

That's the good stuff :)

Unknown October 28, 2008 at 4:59 PM  

This is the amazing part of sobriety. The part where the promises begin to show up! Wow...really amazing things!

Pammie October 29, 2008 at 8:30 AM  

I love the little "amazing" things that happen is sobriety.
I hope I never get used to it and miss them.