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

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

05.19.09

Imagine living in your head, untrue to your heart.
Imagine the pain of separation.
Imagine the depth of the longing for peace.
~G. Carol
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Today I am grateful...
  • that today should line up just right in the history of my life
  • that there is always room for improvement
  • that I got new red suede shoes in the mail yesterday, but you don't have to be jealous (although you probably will be)
  • for recognition of a Higher power that sustains my life and sustains my future
  • that I am not hung over trying to make it through a day or an hour or a minute at a time. Instead I am in recovery, and not alone, in my one day at a time lifestyle.

This atmosphere of approval and praise is apt to be so exhilarating as to put us off balance by creating an insatiable appetite for more of the same. Or we may be tipped over in the other direction when, in rare cases, we get a cool and skeptical reception. This will tempt us to argue, or to press our point insistently. Or maybe it will tempt us to discouragement and pessimism. But if we have prepared ourselves well in advance, such reactions will not deflect us from our steady and even purpose. ~12 & 12, p. 85

11 comments:

Pam said...

red suede shoes??? HELL YEAH.

Bill said...

Pam would dye those shoes blue.

And then post a photo of them on her blog.

Have a grand day, Mr. Lovable.

Ed G. said...

"...an insatiable appetite for more of the same."

Yeah, 'splains a lot of my life...

Jeremy said...

I am totes jealous.

Love the first quote!

Trailboss said...

Are those the ones you told me about from EBay?

dAAve said...

Pam would dye for those shoes.

Syd said...

What happened to the blue suede ones?

Lou said...

Who is G.Carol...what an awesome saying!

Gin said...

I spend a lot of my day preparing myself for what lies ahead when I get home and the best way to react if my husband has been drinking. I find myself much more peaceful and able to stick to my purpose when I do this. Thank you for this post.

Mary Christine said...

Hi Scott.

dailypiglet said...

i am very jealous of your new shoes. i used to have pink high tops and i loved them too much. meaning, i wore them way past their expiration date.