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

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

06.23.09

Enough willingness, enough open-mindedness--and there it is! ~Bill W
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Today I am grateful...
  • for sobriety and serenity. In that order.
  • to have more at my disposal than I ever dreamed
  • that a life filled with gratitude reveals a life of abundance
  • that being kind and gentle makes my life a whole lot easier
  • that I am hard headed and my Higher Power somehow managed to crack my thick skull
I am not a victim of others, but rather a victim of my expectations, choices and dishonesty. When I expect others to be what I want them to be and not who they are, when they fail to meet my expectations, I am hurt. When my choices are based on self-centeredness, I find I am lonely and distrustful. I gain confidence in myself, however, when I practice honesty in all my affairs. ~Daily Reflections

14 comments:

Syd said...

Great quote from Daily Reflections. I too find that being kind and gentle is much easier than being a hard ass.

♥Shann♥ said...

HP is sooo good!
Have a great DAY

Gin said...

Love that quote from Daily Reflections. It is a reminder I needed today. Thank you.

Boston said...

for sobriety and serenity - in that order.

I agree! love you.

Mary Christine said...

kind and gentle with a cracked skull, yikes. sounds like sobriety to me.

Trailboss said...

Hardheaded like your daddy!

Tall Karen said...

You are talking directly to me today.... Thank you

Scott W said...

You, too, So!

Ed G. said...

"Is he not a victim of the delusion that he can wrest satisfaction and happiness out of this world if he only manages well?" - BB - p61

Never wanted to be a victim of a delusion...

Blessings and aloha...

Lou said...

I just noticed you list Ravi Shankar in your music faves..

That conjured up an image of him and Beatles sitting around with white robes. Funny.

dAAve said...

Yes.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Loved your quote about gratitude revealing abundance....

Zanejabbers said...

Yep.

Hokule'a Kealoha said...

this is a beautiful post and one that I sorely need...thank you