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

Monday, June 29, 2009

06.29.09

We then start the lifelong job of letting them (our shortcomings) go. To accept our human limits leads us to our Higher Power. We see how we need a guide in life. ~Keep It Simple
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Today I am grateful...
  • for 55 years in this body
  • that I seem to have mostly gotten to the other side of the fear and mental racing of the past few days. It feels, in many ways, a breakthrough of sorts. Sharing yesterday at the group level really let me cast those fears to the side.
  • for friends who listen
  • for the sounds of Liam (landlady's son) playing in the back yard. We now have a full-fledged playground out there.
  • that Belle's obsessive ball behavior seems the perfect foil for a 2-year-old's energy
  • that I have more than I need today
  • that in all my years in this body, the last one has been the best

We must make many choices in our recovery. Some of these will strengthen our character, for they will be hard to make and sometimes even harder to accept. One of the most meaningful sayings in our program is Let go and let God. We understand its true meaning when we are faced with adversity and we feel needlessly hurt.

If we are to let go of a problem, we must feel in our hearts that no matter what the outcome, our Higher Power has a special purpose for us. We may not be able to see that purpose now, but if we let our Higher Power guide us, we will be guided down the right path. If we do our best to detach from our pain and try to see a more peaceful future, we will feel secure in God's hands. Given this security, we'll be free to direct our energy toward positive, healthy choices that will bring us more of the happiness we deserve. ~Today's Thought

14 comments:

Bill said...

Happy Birthday, you little beansprout!

Syd said...

Happy birthday Scott. Glad that you have had a good year and hope that your day today is all that you want it to be. Best to you.

Tall Karen said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! I think your purpose for today was to post Todays Thought...because it's just what I needed to read. May you be showered with love and best wishes on this very special day!

dAAve said...

Happy birthday, Mr Scotty.

Ed G. said...

Happy day!

Blessings and aloha...

Lou said...

Hey you Cancer with Cancer rising, Happy Birthday!

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Trailboss said...

Happy Birthday dear So. I have so many great memories of you and things we did together over the years. That just makes me smile!

Pam said...

happy birthday again sweet darlin'. I love the picture and the fact that you aren't crying with all that cake on ya.

Tall Karen said...

Saw this today and thought of you..

If you were born today:
As a Moon Child, home and family play important roles this year - even more so than usual. You want to evaluate and stay in touch with others more often. Libra can be quite soothing.

Zanejabbers said...

And a great big ole Happy Birthday to You. I've almost got 13 on ya.

Boston said...

i ♥ u 2!

you're adorable with your first b-day cake!

Mary Christine said...

I know I wished you happy birthday, but I need to do it here too.

Happy Birthday Scott!

Saumya said...

hey sorry m late.. but wish you a very happy birthday :)
u might not know but you make a difference to many lives around you..
thanks for blogging .. would always love to see your blogs .. they inspire me in a different way to live my life everyday.. thanks again
best wishes to you!

dailypiglet said...

double un-even numbers you see. it'll be a stellar year i suspect :)