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

Thursday, August 2, 2007

08.02.07

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves. ~Thomas Carlyle
Today I am grateful...
  • to wake up to another day. I am in discomfort this morning, my shoulder feels like it is either suffering from bursitis or I have a nerve know under my shoulder blade.
  • that I was able to wake early so I can make my CT scan appointment (unrelated to my shoulder)
  • for the joy of the tiny Virgil asleep on my lap last night while we watched television
  • that the God of my understanding entered the conscious part of my being
  • for the promises of AA and that all have manifest in some form in my life
Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful. ~unknown
One of the hardest parts of recovery is the concept of letting go of what is old and familiar, but what we don't want, and being willing to stand with our hands empty while we wait for God to fill them. ~Marianne Williamson

8 comments:

lisa said...

I am grateful this morning that I do not have to cross any bridges on a daily basis..........eek. I feel for the ones in Minnesota.

So

Scott said...

so often times, I have to let go of what is old and familiar to grab on to what God is offering em at the time... great quote Scott, I hope your shoulder feels better!

dAAve said...

I hope your health improves as the day progresses.

peanut said...

Dear Scott,

CT scan? What up?

I hope you are well and that your shoulder relaxes.

I wish you well, Luv.

Tab said...

"..that the God of my understanding entered the conscious part of my being.."
I love that line Scott W.

Keep an eye on that shoulder business.

Thanks for sharing,
Tab xo

Pam said...

that really is a darling cat, maybe Bunny is doing something to your shoulder while you sleep, because he's jealous of the kitty...hmmmm

sober Chick said...

God Bless the Promises and those (hint hint, you) that speak of them.

pat said...

One of the hardest parts of recovery is the concept of letting go of what is old and familiar, but what we don't want, and being willing to stand with our hands empty while we wait for God to fill them. ~Marianne Williamson

This is such a great statement. Thanks for your insight.