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

Sunday, July 5, 2009

07.05.09

Our illness pushes us to be prefect. In recovery, we learn that we are free to be what we are--human. ~Keep It Simple
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Today I am grateful...
  • for summer memories as a kid. My birthday, my friend Gary's and my brother's were all within two weeks of each other. We used to spend a couple weeks at the lake house and have a combined party. Then there was the time sister So was bitten by a copperhead...that wasn't fun.
  • for Bill R's memorial at the Rothko Chapel (see pic above)
  • that there are so many outreach programs for gay teenagers. I could have so much benefited from one when I was young.
  • for a Sunday of full spirit

Here we turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who are still in distress. Here we experience the kind of giving that asks no rewards. Here we begin to practice all Twelve Steps of the program in our daily lives so that we and those about us may find emotional sobriety. When the Twelfth Step is seen in its full implication, it is really talking about the kind of love that has no price tag on it. ~12 & 12

7 comments:

Tall Karen said...

This one touched me to tears today...

Ed G. said...

Blessings on your spirit filled Sunday...

Trailboss said...

I didn't so much like that day in August when that copperhead bit my ankle either.

Lou said...

At first I thought you said "the day So bit a copperhead."

Nice 2nd quote.

Zanejabbers said...

Yep, keep it simple.

Di-Git said...

Thanks for all your posts, It really adds alot to my day.

Syd said...

Great post. SO and my wife have something in common--a copperhead bite.