Where You Need to Be
Sunday, June 16, 2019
I had the neatest experience yesterday. So in my phone, I have numerous contacts saved from people who have reached out to me who are part of OA. I always save them as "Billy Bob from OA" so I know they are OA family. Well, I have committed to reaching out to at least one person per day. I just sent a simple text saying that I'm thinking of them and hope they are having a great day. Yesterday, I went through my contacts and sent several. One was a young man I'll call Sam. I texted Sam my simple message, and he texted back, "Tracey from OA?" I realized then that this young man was someone who had contacted me from the OA page because I am the contact for our local meeting. I responded back and said, "Yes, Overeater's Anonymous." He came back and said basically that he couldn't believe I was reaching out. He had been to see his doctor that week and had some bad health news. He had said that only that last night, he and his wife had been talking about what he needed to do to take care of his health. He had tried to find an OA meeting a long time ago, but the one he found was defunct. He had thought about our meeting but had never followed through. He believed (as do I) that my text was a sign. So guess what? Yes, he was at our meeting today! And to make it even more amazing, we have the practice of passing out "tool cards" that have the tools of OA printed out on them. We pass them around and anyone that wants to can choose a card or two to talk about during the meeting. Some of us (me included) don't look at them and let HP decide which ones we need to pay attention to. Guess which one he got? TELEPHONE. It was so heartwarming to hear him talk about what a cool thing it was to get my text and then the card. It let me know that for that moment, I was right where I was supposed to be and doing what I needed to do. It helped him, but even more - it helps me. I know that Service is Step 12, but for me that Step has to happen every day, even before I get there. I can't wait until I can be a sponsor! I just KNOW that will make me so strong and solid in my recovery!
In other news, I think I have another lead guitar player and drummer for my band. So hoping that those plans can still go forward. I can honestly say that if I was given the choice between never eating again or never singing, that eating would go right out the window. I feel most whole and most "in my purpose" when I am singing.
Did grocery shopping and meal prep for the week, doing laundry and having some down time today. I hope you all are having a great day!
I GOT THIS.