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

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

06.22.05

Today I am grateful...
  • to have been given a reprieve from the self constructed prison I made for myself
  • for my replacement card from Social Security. I lost my original one at sixteen.
  • that Chuck called to tell me the replacement evaporator for Snowy came in
  • for my sobriety of 582 days
  • that today I will strive to not take you or anyone else for granted
  • that regardless of belief, a spiritual being is still a spiritual being
  • for the twelve rewards

THE TWELVE REWARDS
1. HOPE instead of desperation
2. FAITH instead of despair
3. COURAGE instead of fear
4. PEACE OF MIND instead of confusion
5. SELF-RESPECT instead of self-contempt
6. SELF-CONFIDENCE instead of helplessness
7. The RESPECT of others instead of their pity and contempt
8. A CLEAN CONSCIENCE instead of guilt
9. REAL FRIENDSHIPS instead of loneliness
10. A CLEAN PATTERN of life instead of purposeless existence
11. The LOVE and UNDERSTANDING of our families/friends instead of their doubts and fears
12. The FREEDOM of a HAPPY LIFE instead of the bondage of addictive obsessions

4 comments:

Blue said...

I knew about the 12 promises, but not the 12 rewards. I like them, rewards are always good but these are special. Thanks, I printed them out & to put them on my desk... I am sure that list will give me wonderful hope when I need it :D

Also thanks for your kind comments :)

dAAve said...

Finally, maybe Snowy can become Icy.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the twelve rewards. I had never heard of them before. It's greqat to have you and higher powered to do my researching for me. I always feel more up to date. Queen Noor

doughgirl said...

You know, it never hit me that walking through fear was courage..I just thought I was walking through fear..lol