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

Friday, August 3, 2007

08.03.07

Alcoholism isn't a spectator sport. Eventually the whole family gets to play. ~Joyce Rebeta-Burditt
Today I am grateful...
  • that yesterday's CT scan was brief and I was in and out in five minutes
  • to learn that I cannot drink a Diet Coke at 2 PM and expect to get to sleep at a normal hour. I was up really late and, of course, could not sleep past 6:30 AM.
  • for lunch with an old friend, a few gallery tours and time sitting in a coffee shop watching boys with low rise jeans, short tee shirts and flat stomachs with a dusting of hair. Rarrrrrrr!!!
  • that I am okay with being powerless over alcohol. That I am powerful over my life when I actively persue the program of recovery AA has taught me.

There is no personal history or past experience that is bigger or more powerful than the great God that resides within us. ~Mary Manin Morrissey

I no longer wish to hurt, damage, ridicule, destroy, fight, lie or cheat in my life. I've had enough of being negative. I've had enough of being lost and isolated in my arrogance. I've had enough of standing on the outside of life, feeling resentful and afraid. ~Fr Leo

6 comments:

Mary Christine said...

hmmmm, I had a diet coke at noon, and was up half the dang night. I hadn't thought about the diet coke until I read this. I just can't get away with anything anymore.

Have a great Friday Scott.

dAAve said...

Now you know why I hang out at Starbux.
Have fun with DS.

peanut said...

Dear Scott,

when I grow up I want to be just like you !

Love you.

lisa said...

Me too Peanut!

sober Chick said...

You know I have thought early on that you were to be powerless over everything for fear that being empowered is stemmed from Ego. However I am in spiritual kindergarden and learning that one can be empowered . . .

Ohhhh you are allergic now to Diet Coke. :) Hopefully insanity does not take u to drinking it regularly :)

Scott W said...

SC, we are all in spiritual kindergarten. Anyone that tells you they aren't is delusional.

I normally don't drink Diet Coke. I prefer diet A&W!