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

Friday, June 26, 2009

06.26.09

Sending love ahead to everyone you will meet and everything you will do can ensure that your day is suffused with grace. ~Daily Om
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Today I am grateful...
  • that I chose a life of quiet over the glare of fame or publicity
  • that sometimes in meetings the disease is screaming so loudly for attention it almost knocks me down, so I just sit there and let it race around the room
  • that in sobriety I have a place in life
  • that today I am not afraid to stand in my place, to voice what is my truth
  • that more than likely today I will have enough
  • for the sustaining power of God

Our mental and emotional garbage takes the forms of bad memories, festering resentments, and useless regrets. We waste time berating ourselves and others about bad decisions and experiences that are behind us. The magic of the 12 Step program is that we can use it to transform this mental garbage into useful experience. A past mistake can become as asset when we share it with others. Pain and suffering can teach a lesson that helps all of us to grow. ~Walk in Dry Places

7 comments:

Gin said...

"Pain and suffereing can teach a lesson that helps all of us to grow". I am living proof of that, (as are many of us, I believe).

Tall Karen said...

Great visual of running around a meeting screaming for attention. I have seen that too. Wonderful gratitude list, as always!

Syd said...

I am glad not to be in such a spotlight. I prefer not being the center of attention. Yesterday was a strange day in so many ways.

Ed G. said...

Humility seems to be the answer - what was the question?

Blessings and aloha...

Lou said...

I like that a past mistake can become an asset. Neat-0, how that works.

Have a great week end!

Ginnie said...

When I hit some of those uncomfortable emotional snags an hour sitting quietly in a mtg. can work wonders.

Zanejabbers said...

Powerful quotes. Thanks.