Saturday, November 19, 2016
Looking outside of myself. = 12th step work.
I know that it's been some time since there's been a post on this site. I guess life can get in the way. Not that there was any special going on, I just hadn't bothered to to come up with anything to say on the site.
In any event, it's coming around to the holiday season. It's a time of the year that I personally don't care for. I hate all of the expectations, and I always feel that I fall short. What exactly these expectations are, I'm not sure. It's one of those things that I try not to beat myself up over. Silly, isn't it?
But I DO know one thing. I always feel better about life when I give of myself. And what better way than to help out at our local central office. So, I'll be volunteering this holiday season at our local office manning the phone banks.
From the districts web page:
For many people, a voice on the phone at the Cleveland District Office is their first contact with A.A. They want to know what they can do about where their drinking has taken them. There are also calls from out of town visitors looking for a meeting as well as members asking about A.A. activities.
The weekends are an especially important time for the voice of Alcoholics Anonymous to be available. That’s why the Cleveland District Office offers service work to local AA groups by coming in to answer phones instead of forwarding these calls to an answering service on weekends and holidays.
Due to a recent drop in group signups, immediate help is needed. Shifts are usually set in 4 hour blocks, but there is flexibility in how the schedule is set. The suggested blocks of time are Saturday and Sunday:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
If you want to know more, please check out the local office's site.
Or just go to their main volunteer page.
The hand of AA was there for me when I reached out.
I need to make sure that there's a hand for the next person seeking help.