Saturday, July 18, 2009


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia
Today I am grateful...
  • for my sobriety, recovery and serenity
  • that gratitude can muscle out fear
  • for the desire to understand
  • to not have to pay for haircuts and manicures
  • for contrasts large and small that show me how I am progressing
  • to have been born with freedom to live my life as I see fit
  • that a lot of bats in my belfry have flown away
  • for when my little self said to my Big Self, "I'm done. Please take over now."

When the solution is simple, God is answering. ~Albert Einstein


Mary Christine said...

The population of bats must have increased exponentially from all those that have escaped from our belfries.

Lou said...

For some reason I'm surprised Einstein believed in God.

He really was a smart guy!

Steve E. said...

Einstein was not only 'smart'--seems as if he might have suffered from a slight case of HUMILITY. Now THAT'S greatness!

Scott W said...

He also provided us with the definition of insanity; doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

"The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness." ~Albert Einstein - The Merging of Spirit and Science

Tall Karen said...

Brilliant list. I loved everyone of them today!

Boston said...

So many great things for me to hear in your gratitude list today!

Syd said...

I read Einstein's biography (the newest one) and he was an enigma.