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

Thursday, June 21, 2007

06.21.07

For an alcoholic, drinking alcohol is like dancing with a gorilla; you're only finished dancing when the gorilla says so. ~Tom W.
Today I am grateful...
  • that I am willing to do the maintenance to preserve my sanity
  • for art thoughts
  • for the pleasure of hearing Tom M's story yesterday told with humor
  • that I gave up on trying to fill that empty hole with alcohol
  • for a new commission
  • that today will be a great day in recovery
I must keep my magic magnifying mind on my acceptance and off my expectations, for my serenity is directly proportional to my level of acceptance. When I remember this, I can see I've never had it so good. ~Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 420

10 comments:

Shadow said...

cool gorilla analogy!

dAAve said...

I agree with all of that.

Boston B. said...

did tom say that? that's great -- i don't remember him saying that. now i won't forget.

lushgurl said...

Hey, I lost my gorilla...anyone seen him?!!!
I like that serenity=acceptance, even I can do that today!

Love and HUGS

Zane-nawwaa said...

And what do you say to a 500 LB GORILLA? Not a damned thing if you vant to live. I liked that. I'm glad you're here for me today.
Luv ya.

Pam said...

I dig the gorilla quote :)
I dig your painting :)
damn it's hard to stay away from expectations sometimes....don't ya think?

Shannon said...

attitude, its our choice

Mary Christine said...

I found your card while looking through my wallet this afternoon. It made me happy.

sober Chick said...

Thank goodness my Gorilla hit the rode. I could not live with him anymore. He drove me CRAZY!

One Drunk to Another said...

I love your art thoughts.