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

Monday, April 20, 2009

420

When I eliminate thoughts of self-pity, dishonesty and self-centeredness as soon as they enter my mind, I find peace with God, my neighbor and myself. ~Daily Reflections
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Today I am grateful...
  • that 420 signifying pot smoking doesn't have any place in my life. For years I was on marijuana maintenance.
  • for a peaceful and balanced weekend
  • that we watched Ron White's special, Behavioral Problems. Link NSFW (not safe for work). Absolutely hysterical! Plus we found out he grew up here in Houston.
  • that R told me the planetary alignment for the next two days would make things emotional and crazy, so I'm gonna be looking out for that. Can't hurt to be prepared, right?
  • that you'll have a good day--unless you don't want to

Our disease is sometimes call the disease of “always wanting more.” We push ourselves to get as much pleasure as we could. If one was good, two was better. We didn’t see that what we were lacking was faith. At times in recovery, we still crave “more.” We must pay attention to these cravings. When we have a craving, maybe we’re scared, and our Higher Power is trying to tell us that, if we have faith, we’ll be taken care of. Perhaps our Higher Power just has a message of love for us. All we need to do is listen. It may be that this is only “more” we really need. ~Keep It Simple

11 comments:

Trailboss said...

I want to have a good day. I also want my cold to go away. Waaaaaaahhhhh

dAAve said...

I've been a Ron White fan for years. Of course he's from Houston, what with that scotch & water at his side.

Bill said...

I especially like the Keep It Simple message.

Ugh...420 maintenance plan. I remember it well.

Steve E. said...

Always wanting more:

Like that joke where the guy was offered two wishes by a Genie. First wish--whiskey bottle which would NEVER dry up, always supplying. NEXT wish, he wished for another bottle just like it.

Pam said...

Fianlly a planetary reason for my weirdness! I'm trying to have one good "hour" at a time today. The good news is that this is working for me.
I'm starting each hour with the 3rd step prayer and asking God to direct my thinking. It's what I have to do on "this day" and I am willing to do whatever it takes.

One Drunk to Another said...

Saw Ron White while he was here in Ohio. Hilarious! "1st Level: Buy a Helmet" "Second level: Put on the F&*@&%$# Helmet"

We watched his second show of the night. He was pretty drunk on the bottle of Johnny Walker Blue that he requested. He said something I could relate to, "I start drinking at 5, REGARDLESS of what I have to do."

Lou said...

But Venus has gone direct again, making us all more amorous.

(See photo above)

Ed G. said...

...emotional and crazy... - s'plains alot for me...

Mary Christine said...

Well, this is the best I have felt in several weeks. The planets must be working it just for me. (I really, really dislike Ron White and change the channel even when the commercials for him come on.)

Syd said...

My father always said that I was never satisfied. I guess that he was right. I'm more satisfied these days.

jeanne leigh said...

I don't know where my little sister got this from but she always says, "Make it a great day!" instead of "Have a great day" putting the responsibility more on our own shoulders. I like that:)