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

Friday, June 19, 2009

06.19.09

If you tell the truth, you don't need to remember anything. ~Mark Twain
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Today I am grateful...
  • for the sweetness of air conditioning in this sweltering heat
  • that I can look today for something to turn over to the eternal One
  • that I am not usually known for being overly dramatic
  • that God opens doors, it’s up to me to walk through them
  • for having more in common with others than I expected

People's responses to life inspire us. We not only acknowledge the pain, but we see the heroic lives of others around us. They met their limitations and went forward with a willing spirit and faith. Today we can be grateful for the progress we have made in overcoming our suffering. We have friends who give us the joy of human contact. We have choices and possibilities where we never saw them before. We have a growing self-respect as men. ~Touchstones

11 comments:

Tall Karen said...

Inspiring thoughts of gratitude...the Twain quote reminded me of a saying that was in a classroom where we have an AA meeting...'A half truth is still a whole lie'. Happy Friday!

dAAve said...

We missed you at the 6:30 meeting this morning.

Lou said...

Actually, Mark Twain said-

"Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said."

I use that quote on my comments section!

Maybe he said them both. He was that kinda guy.

Scott W said...

From twainquotes.com:

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
- Notebook, 1894

Ed G. said...

If I could tell the truth and a lie and get by with either one, I would generally tell the lie.

...don't ask me why...

Blessings and aloha...

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I know what you mean about the A/C... Have a great weekend, Scott!

Zanejabbers said...

And that's the truth, the whole truth, and nuttin but the truth.

Syd said...

I am grateful for AC too. It is hot here today as well.

Ginnie said...

Sounds like you are sweltering from the heat like we are.
I heard this today in an AA mtg. "I felt like I'd really started to get the program when I realized I was grateful for even the bad stuff in my life...as long as I was sober."

Mary Christine said...

Nice stuff.

dailypiglet said...

i love that twain quote, i've shared it with my daughter many times.