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

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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The artist is always searching for that which is different, that which cannot be contained or codified; that which is free: Spirituality. ~Fr Leo
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Today I am grateful...
  • for freedoms given freely and those gained from hard work
  • for another day to practice those principles Dave wrote about
  • for my talents, all of them, in all their varieties
  • that my HP shows me every day that staying sober is THE TICKET!
  • for a long catch up chat last night with a favorite AA brother

As a drinking alcoholic I found it necessary to control my life; control my thoughts and behavior; control each and every situation -- and it was depressingly exhausting. Today sobriety enables me to risk that which is new and different. Sobriety allows me to experiment and take risks in God's world. Sobriety is being free. I am discovering more of me in what yesterday's artists wrote and produced. The "musts" of yesterday have been replaced by the shoulds and needs today. I am free to listen and consider the person because he is a person and not simply because of his credentials.

Supreme Artist, let me hear You in the whisperings of Your creatures. ~Fr Leo

5 comments:

Gin said...

Thank you for posting that pic again. It made me laugh AGAIN!

Boston said...

i appreciate, too, freedoms freely given and those acquired through hard work

i appreciate you

Lou said...

I wish I could enjoy long chats on the phone..I just don't like talking on it.

Mary Christine said...

It all sounds so good.

Syd said...

Recovery is freeing for me....after so many years of trying to control everyone and everything, it's nice to just let go.