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

Sunday, June 7, 2009

06.07.(08).09

Part of the ego reduction necessary to our recovery is the acceptance of the fact that we are not and never will be perfect. Perfectionism gets in the way of recovery because it imposes impossible, unrealistic goals which guarantee failure. If we do not think we have to be perfect, then we can accept our mistakes as learning experiences and be willing to try again. ~Food for Thought
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Today I am grateful...
  • for running into a friend in the soda aisle at K.Roger
  • that back during the time I was unsuccessfully trying to stay sober a friend told me that a baby, trying to walk, falls and then gets back up again. He encouraged me gently to keep trying. I did and it finally took.
  • that life with a dog is much richer
  • that my life is not full of gin and regret (that's a Will and Grace reference)
  • that I am learning more and more to be flexible out of necessity

You not only can live a new life but you also can grow in grace and power and beauty. Reach ever forward and upward after the things of the spirit. In the animal world, the very form of an animal changes to enable it to reach that upon which it delights to feed. Your whole character changes as you reach upward for the things of the spirit for beauty, for love, for honesty, for purity, and for unselfishness. Reaching after these things of the spirit, your whole nature becomes changed so that you can best receive and delight in the wonders of the abundant life. ~24 Hours a Day

6 comments:

Bill said...

I hope your friend was able to get up without injury after you ran into them in the soda aisle.

I met three French bulldogs yesterday outside a meeting. They were quite cute, in a homely sorta way.

Lou said...

Cats are good too.

Ginnie said...

One of my favorite things is running into other AA members. Our local hospital, the banks and Walmart seem to be full of us !!

Mary Christine said...

K.Roger. I like it.

One of my favorite songs in the whole world is "misery and gin" by merle haggard. your gin and regret reminded me of that.

dailypiglet said...

i really miss will and grace, it was a fantastic show.

Syd said...

Life with a dog is great. I have several and each has its own personality.