You all make this a special place!

Blog Post created by chuck-2-20-2011 on Apr 1, 2018

Good evening EXer’s!!


I hope your weekend is treating you well. There’s a fire burning a little ways from our house (still at least two miles away). A bit of haze in the air, but so far nothing to worry about, though they have evacuated some people.


I was on the firefighters facebook page to read the latest there and when I read the comments, it reminded me of all of you. You see, the first comment was a person saying that they have lots of room and food for anyone that needed it. And then many comments praising the firefighters, wishing them well and thanking them for putting themselves in harms way for us.


And the way it reminded me of you folks is how when one of us has any kind of problem, we all feel it in a way. When one of us needs a lift, the rest are right there, doing what can be done from afar. When a person is down, there’s so many to pick them up, even as they feel the strange life of withdrawal themselves.


It’s really amazing what a like minded group of people can accomplish if they just try. And the whole time we reach out, so many are fighting one of the most powerful addictions on the planet!


So to put it simply, thank you all for your contributions whether you’re an elder who is still here because you care, the person going through no man’s land, trying so hard to figure things out and stay free. Or those of you that are just starting on the journey.


Nothing inspires me more than to see a person who quit just a week ago feeling concern for another on the path who just quit themselves, hoping to bolster another up and in a way bolstering themselves just by the act of sharing a common goal.


Yes indeed, this is a special place indeed and I thank each and every one of you for allowing me to be a part of it!


HAve a wonderful Easter!!




Onward to freedom!!!