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

Friday, May 29, 2009

05.29.09

You can be free from them in an instant if you choose. For worry is your own creation. Fear is nothing more than a response you have chosen. ~Ralph Marston
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Today I am grateful...
  • for the path of least resistance
  • that sobriety has forced me to be more spontaneous (flexible)
  • that I am willing to learn
  • for memories of summers at the cabin on Kentucky Lake, walking through a graveyard with the winds of an approaching storm blowing, night games, sleepovers on Friday nights watching Creature Feature (hosted by M.T. Graves)
  • that I do not have to live in remorse or fear, unless I chose to
  • for the middle ground where I do not fight the opposites that are often pulling at me

Every one of the pioneers in the total field of alcoholism will generously say that had it not been for the living proof of recovery in A.A., they could not have gone on. A.A. was the lodestar of hope and help that kept them at it. ~Grapevine, March 1958

10 comments:

Lou said...

Some days I'm on middle ground, some days the edge. Sometimes the windshield, sometimes the bug. Some days a diamond, some days a stone.

I have more, I'll be back with them later..

Bill said...

I'm happy we can be adaptable & spontaneous today. It makes life easier and more enjoyable.

It never occurred to us that we needed to change ourselves to meet conditions, whatever they were.
- 12X12, page 47

Trailboss said...

I have those same memories.

Indigo said...

Loved your summer memories. Not having to live with remorse or in fear...that my friend is the beauty of sobriety. (Hugs)Indigo

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Love that Marston....

ellie said...

I really like the first quote- we all make choices in life and fear/pain only exists in our minds.

Have a pleasant weekend.

Syd said...

I like the spontaneity. I never had much of that. Just plodded along, being totally predictable. I think being spontaneous is much more enjoyable.

Ed G. said...

What - I have a choice and I could be free? Instead of depressed, afraid, angry, etc.?

Amazing!!!

dailypiglet said...

i love graveyards, i always have. i find them peaceful and calm.

i went to one today as a matter o' fact and took a bunch of photos.

Ginnie said...

"that I am willing to learn" ...
I love that. AA has opened up a new world for me...young friends, open minds and acceptance of differences. Ihope that I will never get too old to learn from them.