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

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

08.18.09

The idea that we can be possessively loving of a few, can ignore the many, and can continue to fear or hate anybody at all, has to be abandoned... ~Bill W
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Today I am grateful...
  • for the great first step Beginner's meeting last night
  • to share with another the intense love of the program of AA, how it is no longer the thought of sobriety, it's the practice
  • for the love of friends new and old, of family here and gone
  • for the mystery of seeing that little cicada emerging last night (see post below)
  • that I am hoping some ibuprofen will lessen the sciatic pain I had last night when I got home and is still present this morning

Be grateful for the wind. You need to learn to fly. ~More Language of Letting Go

12 comments:

Mary Christine said...

love, love, love...

Scott W said...

I didn't notice the thrice appearance of love in that post. Thanks, MC.

Jeremy said...

I hope you're pain eases.

Thanks for the reminding me of the simple things

Syd said...

I found a cicada shell last night too, although I didn't see it emerge.

I don't like having sciatic pain. Fortunately, I haven't had it in many months.

Ed G. said...

I hope your pain subsides and your joy increases...

Blessings and aloha...

Boston said...

dave - i am moving in w my parents so i don't have to debt while going to school for library science. if it doesn't work out, i'll move! =)

Lou said...

I find the idea of loving EVERYBODY very hard. Tolerating, being civil I can do..but loving? Can you guys really do that??

Lou said...

OK, I read the rest of the quote..

"With those we dislike we can at least begin to practice justice and courtesy, perhaps going out of our way at times to understand and help them."

I can do that.

Boston said...

my love for you is huge!

Pam said...

Hi Scott.
I wish you would have a "Name the Painting" contest.

jeanne leigh said...

Love Bill W. quote....so very true and a good reminder....I need to hear.

dailypiglet said...

i went to a beginners meeting tonight, i haven't been to one in a long time. i remembered how much i loved them. need to put back in my recovery diet.