Last night I was sitting in an AA meeting. Here, during the month of your anniversary, you write your name and date on the board at the beginning of the month; and at the end of every meeting, they hand out chips. Chips are stored in blue and green boxes. The blue box is handed out to someone at the beginning of the meeting and they do the chips at the end of the meeting.
Last night, at the end of the meeting, the lady with the blue box was looking at the board and said something to the lady next to her. That lady looked at the board and looked at me and said something to the lady with the blue box. Then the lady doing the chips whispered to the meeting leader who went and got the green box for her.
Yup, you guessed it. Yesterday was my 29th sobriety anniversary. 29 year chips are in the green box. And everyone in the meeting this morning was talking about who had enough sobriety to need the green box.
I'm terribly grateful for a sober life. It is an amazing thing.
I still live in freaking Texas.