Link I'll never drink again Vol. 2: On my way home....

Sunday, November 27, 2005

On my way home....

from Pennsylvania I was waiting in the security line at the airport and I had on my usual traveling outfit. Comfortable shoes, jeans, a nice shirt and of course, my hat. I almost always wear my "It's Up to Me" hat. That's the cap I picked up when I was at my first (and so far, only) Round-up. One of the cute, hunky security guys asked me what was a round-up and I said it's just an AA thing and moved on through the line. Suddenly there was a tap on my shoulder and the guy behind me asked if I'd said something about AA. I sort of chuckled and said yes. He said his brother just started going to AA. Then he hesitated, blushed and asked if anybody could go. We were still moving through the secutity gates, taking off and putting on our shoes and handling our luggage. I remember thinking about how our meetings usually start and then told him that we have both open and closed meetings and that even at the closed meetings, we can still take a vote and decide to open it to others so pretty much, we're nondiscriminating when it comes to visitors. I heard myself say, if you think you may have a problem with alochol your probably in the right place. He smiled, said thank you and we parted ways. Funny how just wearing a hat can change someone else's life, I hope.

"I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will make sense only in reverse." - Phillip Yancey


Blogger Scott W said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

9:50 AM  
Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

Very nice story. I want to see a picture of the round up hat.
I see you,

6:55 PM  
Blogger Scott W said...

That's a cute hat!

10:09 PM  
Blogger dAAve said...

I have an "It's Up To Me" Roundup hat.
It's cute.

7:58 AM  
Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

Cool...very cool logo.
I see you,

8:32 AM  

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