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

Sunday, May 24, 2009

05.24.09

Just like a seed has an image of the tree in it, so does your heart have an image of who you are becoming. Look for stories in movies and books that resonate in your heart, and you will find glimpses of your possible futures. What is your favorite story? ~from the In God We Trust meme on Facebook
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Today I am grateful...
  • for easy solutions. Like last night at the speaker meeting there were three people rattling their popcorn bags as the meeting was starting. I couldn't sit there without wanting to clobber them so I got up and moved across the room.
  • that during my three hour shift answering Intergroup phones yesterday I got to hear the desperation in the voice of several callers wanting help. That reminds me of the place I came from. (I know that should be 'from whence I came' but that sounds so fake.)
  • that Pammie and Mary Christine are clandestine diners
  • that I have more today than I need
  • to have sold a piece of art yesterday during a studio visit from an out-of-town artist/collector

There are some times when we seem bent on self-destruction. We may be disgruntled about the demands and responsibilities of the day and determined to punish ourselves for our inability to cope easily. Why we subvert our own best interests is often a mystery, but we all know the frustration and despair of not doing what we should do and doing what we should not do. ~Food for Thought

12 comments:

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Have a great Sunday, Scott!

Kim A. said...

Easy solutions are sometimes hard for me to see. I am grateful this morning that I can go on youtube and watch the Dueling Banjo's scene from Deliverance. Creepy movie that gave me nightmares but I love the song. I would be the dancing guy in the background..happily oblivious to anything but the music.

Namaste

Jason said...

I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one that gets agitated at meetings, and that you did something about it. Simply solution that makes everyone happy!

Ed G. said...

Happy weekend to you...

Steve E. said...

Said at the 6AM meeting this morning (by an eight-month sober baby, who fears greatly, going back "out"!):

"I always knew what to do...but didn't."

Hmmmmmmmmm. Well, Steve?

Indigo said...

"Just like a seed has an image of the tree in it, so does your heart have an image of who you are becoming." Wonderful perspective.

Great news on the artwork sale dear friend. Hope this long weekend finds you happy and at peace. (Hugs)Indigo

Lou said...

Better clandestine than obtuse.

Mary Christine said...

Wow. I get to be clandestine! Cool.

Pam said...

I've always wanted to be in a clandestine situation.

Carol said...

I want to have your energy when I grow up.

Syd said...

I like the idea of Mary and Pam being clandestine. It sounds...well..very clandestine.

dailypiglet said...

funny about the popcorn bags, can the group get boxes instead? a friend at a meeting just recently told me that my gum containers drive him nuts b/c they are loud. i told him it bugged me too and maybe i'd pop them all out and put in something else less noisy.