As I've traveled around the country, I've run into the custom where some AA communities and central offices call their AA meeting lists the "Where and When" We're not as creative in Colorado - I think I've only heard them called "meeting lists" here.
For some peculiar reason, the idea of "where and when" just sort of resonated with me today.
Yesterday here it was bright, sunny and at or near 70 F. degrees. Tonight we're in the 30s with up to a foot of snow predicted. It doesn't even stick for a day with the ground and roads as warm as they are now but it still makes a mess and everybody has to grumble some.
I have a few sponsees who are going through tough patches now. I have been too so I've not been real sympathetic to their particular dramas but, increasingly, I'm struck by my sponsor's principle of being simpatico. It seems they're all wrapped up in variations of the drama of "...I don't get what I want, when I want it."
My whole life seems to be about getting to where God wants me to be there when I am needed to be there, and then really being there when I'm there.
Where and when - if I can be "here", "now", my life is a whole different experience.