IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Thursday, May 12, 2005

05.12.05

Today I am filled with gratitude for...
  • for another's great story of rising from the ashes of addiction
  • that my mind is clearer than it has been in years, and although the fog lingers, I have some of those fancy fog lights to see my way through the darker times
  • for pan seared fresh salmon, roasted new potatoes and asparagus
  • for Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Jeopardy and What's My Line--daily staples for trivia junkies
  • to walk through tough decisions and uncomfortable situations
  • for Marsha (28 years) and Diane (25 years), the years have been good to this couple
  • to see a crusty old lesbian dressed all in pink
  • for increasing daily focus on living honestly
  • for the billions of times God has taken human form
  • that the hope, strength and experience of so many have invaded my consciousness
From "Oldtimers' impressions of Dr. Bob:"

"Henrietta D. (wife of A.A. number three) recalled Dr. Bob's saying, 'If the speaker doesn't say exactly what you think he ought to say, don't criticize. He may be saying exactly what the man in the back row wants to hear.'"

c. 1980, Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers, page 272

4 comments:

dAAve said...

That certainly WAS a nice shade of pink.

JJ said...

Thank you!

Pope Benedict XVI said...

I love your taste in food. I should invite you to the Vatican sometime.

doughgirl said...

Thanks again :) A reminder that the newcomer needs to hear more than the man in the front row sometimes :)