from my inbox (get your tissues ready):
Joyce (day 92):
I wanted to share a bit of magic with you. Today I went to an AA meeting, and there was a woman with 5 x 20-something women who reside with her in her sober living home.
One of those young women began sharing her thoughts on anger. She told the group that in the past she had broken her sobriety numerous times believing that because she was young she had plenty of time to straighten up later.
As she sat there sharing the hope that her now 4 months of sobriety would “stick”, my heart went out to her. I looked down at my lovely Fuck You Wolfie bracelet with its magical sobriety powers.
After the meeting I approached her and gave her a hug then told her the story of the Wolfie voice. She told me she knew about that voice. I took off my bracelet and showed her the inscription. Her eyes widened and then she burst out laughing. She was obviously surprised that some silver haired lady would have a bracelet inscribed with “Fuck You Wolfie” but she was clearly loving it.
I put the bracelet on her wrist and told her how much it had helped me to have this reminder of my promise to myself. I told her that it would protect her from Wolfie just as it had protected me if she would only just believe. Every time I saw her for the rest of the day, she gave me a huge grin and flashed that bracelet at me. I hope with my whole heart this lovely young woman will remain sober. I just ordered a new one for me. It is, after all, magical.”