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

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

07.14.09

I already have the solution! Instead of trying to run away from my pain and wish my problems away, I can pray for humility! ~Daily Reflections
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Today I am grateful...
  • for the Beginner's meeting last night and the focus on where sanity has returned to our lives
  • that I 'fit' today in several settings
  • that many things can just be what they are today, I don't have to make them something other than what they are just so I can handle them easier
  • for a good nights rest and peaceful starts to my day

In our drinking days, we had no peace of mind or serenity. We had the exact opposite, a kind of turmoil and that "quiet desperation" we knew so well. The turmoil of our drinking days was caused partly by our physical suffering, the terrible hangovers, the cold sweats, the shakes and the jitters. But it was caused even more by our mental suffering, the loneliness, the feeling of inferiority, the lying, the remorse that every alcoholic understands. ~Twenty-Four Hours a Day

11 comments:

dAAve said...

That last quote brings back some awful memories.

Steve E. said...

..."and I remembered the creeping horror of the interminable night, in which i slept for short spells..."

BB. Page 202 "Women Suffer Too"

Gin said...

That picture looks like me today. Except one of those cats would be a dog.

Ed G. said...

I'm starting to get back into the gym so that I might fit into one place setting at a time again...

...oh, yeah, right...

Blessings and hope for new tomorrows...

Zanejabbers said...

Hi, Scott.

Indigo said...

Thank you dear friend, I need to read this. "Things can be just as they are and it's ok.". It is ok. I had a rather bad few days of dealing with people having issue trying to communicate with me because of my deafness. It's what it is. I can't change that fact and they will be impatient and misunderstood, without that fact. (Hugs)Indigo

Lou said...

Sounds like all is well.

Mary Christine said...

It is pretty good to not drink, isn't it?

Syd said...

I need the good night's rest. Sending rainy thoughts your way.

garden-variety drunk said...

That picture is so odd!

Tall Karen said...

'the remorse that every alcoholic understands' - still cuts me like a knife. Sooo grateful to be sober!