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Grapevine : November 2011
G ratitude is the cornerstone of my sobriety. Like all of us, I sometimes find it in the sim- plest of things, and sometimes it washes over me like a wave cascades over a glistening shore. Sometimes I have to search for gratitude, but sometimes my Higher Power just slaps me in the face with it. On one particular evening recently my High- er Power did just that. A group of us---my "crew" as I fondly refer to them---boarded a plane in Los Angeles headed for Palm Beach, Fla., to spend a week aboard a 145-foot "mega yacht" by the name of "Fighting Irish." The goal was to cel- ebrate our sobriety, hit a few meet- ings and enjoy a week of fun and fel- lowship. There was my sponsor Mike McG., Pops, Pilot Dave, Saint Regis Mark and me. (They call me Poor Mike, but that's another story.) We were the picture of "men who would The beautiful An impending storm at sea reminds a member why he's so lucky OUR PERSONAL STORIES 38 November 2011