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

Friday, July 3, 2009

07.03.09

Life is too short to spend it miserable. An excellent way to abate misery is to look at what you are blessed with. Unclench your angry fist, hold it up, and use your fingers to name five things you are grateful for. (P.S. we mean now!) ~Pocket Sponsor
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Today I am grateful...
  • that these days I can act responsibly in public
  • for endless new music
  • for the creativity of human beings. I am constantly astonished.
  • that I can have my cake and eat it too, providing I have done the next right and loving thing, stayed spiritually fit and thanked my Higher Power
  • that this weekend we celebrate the birth of the United States of America. You can read her astrological chart here. Very interesting.

Today I am an alcoholic. Tomorrow will be no different. My alcoholism lives within me now and forever. I must never forget what I am. Alcohol will surely kill me if I fail to recognize and acknowledge my disease on a daily basis. I am not playing a game in which a loss is a temporary setback. I am dealing with my disease, for which there is no cure, only daily acceptance and vigilance. ~Daily Reflections

9 comments:

Lou said...

That first quote reminds me of something I just learned from starting yoga classes..the teacher always says "make a space between your teeth."
As it relax, and be grateful.

Thanks always for your kind comments, and thoughtful posts.

Boston said...

very cool, Scott. i'm glad for the birth of the U.S., too.

Indigo said...

I couldn't agree with that first quote more. Whenever I find myself angry at someone or hurt by something they said; I ask myself is it worth wasting time, minutes of this way too short life on it. Most times the answer is a definite no. (Hugs)Indigo

Pam said...

People astonish me all the time to mi amigo, and in a good way!!!

Mary Christine said...

You can eat cake? I want some.

Tall Karen said...

'more than a 100 men could ever do'. I so love that song and I watched the astounding video twice. I don't know how you guys find this stuff, but I'm sure glad you do! Thanks for sharing your find. Hope your day is purring...

Zanejabbers said...

You shine through your posts Mr. Slim Sippiambrose.

Syd said...

I like the first quote about having a gratitude list. It helps me to realize that I needed fear the last quote which states the disease in chilling terms.

dailypiglet said...

that is a neat video. i wondered if their fingers got tired.