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

Sunday, May 17, 2009

05.17.09

I have no medical evidence that I have brain damage, but I know this; that good feeling I got after about four beers or a couple of shots; that complete feeling of well-being, self confidence and self acceptance -- happy, joyous and free. That's the exhilaration of brain cells dying. ~Doug D.
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Today I am grateful...
  • that I start the second phase of my weight loss plan today
  • for the sheer joy of last night's Mr & Ms Lambda contest fundraiser
  • for the cool front that came in yesterday afternoon
  • for the concept of 'the worst things in my life never happened'
  • for lazy, care-free Sundays, which is what I am expecting today

We need to be loved. We need to be held tight, and we need to hold others tight. Many of us are scared, and for good reason. During our using years, we held tight to addiction, but this attachment created serious wounds.

In recovery, first we let go of old behaviors, attitudes, and ideas. Then we grab hold - and hold tight - to the Steps, our sponsor, the fellowship, and the principles of the program. The tighter we attach to recovery, the quicker its care and love become part of our being. The tighter we hold, the deeper the values of recovery get planted into our minds, hearts, and souls.

It is, then, our job to hold on tight and allow the safety of recovery to hold us tight. We need to go to meetings, call our sponsor, read, pray, and meditate regularly, allowing the care found in the Third Step to grab hold of us and heal our wounds. ~Hazelden Thought for the Day

9 comments:

Kimberly said...

That's a great "Thought For The Day" post. Really hit home for me this AM. Thanks for sharing it.

Pam said...

I'm thinkin' of you this morning.
Enjoy your day.

Mary Christine said...

Have a great lazy Sunday.

Ed G. said...

Let's see - if I get a little relief for a short time by killing a few brain cells...

Naw - probably a bad idea...

Bill said...

That's a chilling thought from Doug D.

But that's not where we are today!
Here's to a lazy, carefree Sunday!

Brad said...

Good luck with phase 2 of your weight loss plan! You are an inspiration!

(I've started blogging again. Hope to see you around! )

Di-Git said...

Thank you for your daily blog
brings joy to my life

Boston said...

great - the second phase of weight loss - awesome!

Syd said...

Good stuff on thought for the day. I know that I need to be loved. It's been a forced thing for so long.