I’ve only blogged a couple of times about the addition I’m doing to my house. It’s been a 5-month project. THAT was after all the time I spent drawing the plans and getting the permit.
U might want to go HERE and read about why I’m “doing all the work” myself
As I was sitting in an AA meeting at noon today, it dawned on me that ALMOST ALL of the help I’ve had has been with guys who are attending recovery meetings.
One guy who’s helping, I met through this blog.
He made a comment on a post, I replied, then he did again. I asked him where he was located. (I had just gotten a new subscriber in Australia and one in England, so he could have been anywhere in the world! As it turns out we go to church together. S’prise, S’prise, S’prise!
He came over and helped yesterday, along with Ralph‘nMarty from Teen Challenge. We had an OUTSTANDING day. At lunch, we talked about our journeys into recovery. It turned into a patio table small group meeting.
At the end of the day, I had the following conversation with him: (he’s in blue, I’m in green)
Him: “Jim, I sure wish I’d been more productive today“
Me: “Jon, I am so pleased with all we accomplished today. I couldn’t have asked for more“
Him: “Yeah, Jim, but I wanted to get more done for U“
Me: “Jon, just the fact that we were able to spend the time today working and sharing together was awesome“
Me: “My friend, I am in NO WAY disappointed in U or Ur work!! In fact, Jon, very soon, I would like for us to set aside all this work we’re doing and spend some time together, alone, just U’nMe. I’m available anytime UR. Just let me know when!”
Now…, take just one more minute…, replace ‘Jim‘ with ‘Jesus‘ and ‘Jon‘ with Ur name, then read the conversation again!!
D’ya get it!?!?