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

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

08.19.09

When you see a snake, never mind where he came from. ~W. G. Benham
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Today I am grateful...
  • to have slept well and the sciatic pain is less this morning
  • when I find someone who shares the passion for recovery, who gets the joke and is equally responsible for the joke--and for the ease of conversation all that offers
  • to marvel at being impressed with someone with a few months of sobriety when their share respects the traditions, and to watch someone with long term share about the same thing and violate traditions all over the place
  • that my art keeps teaching me as I go. It is a totally mysterious process to me.
  • that today can be as good as I make it, and even better than that!

So many alcoholics have died looking for "the problem" that made them drink. The wife, family, neighborhood or unemployment was why they thought they got drunk. They died seeking a reason. ~Fr Leo

10 comments:

dAAve said...

That person who violated all those traditions used to go to enough meetings.

I really like that last quote today.
I made me drink. I can't blame it on anything or anyone else.

Ginnie said...

We have an old-timer who wouldn't know a tradition if you etched it on his forehead. It drives the rest of us nuts and we've even tried to show him but he's deaf and blind to anyone but himself.
Speak of ego!!

Mary Christine said...

Sciatic pain - I didn't know.

Lou said...

You said (on my blog) you were fond of Bill Kurtis..ha, ha..does he know it?

Carol said...

Youch! Sciatica is no joke.

Tall Karen said...

Ahhh, sharing the passion of recovery! I have shared in your lower back pain for years. I have found that daily stretching seems to keep it at bay. Hope it's all better today.

Boston said...

Your gratitude lists seem so spiritual to me. Love you lots!

Ed G. said...

Glad you're feeling better.

I wish you continued healing.

Blessings and aloha...

Syd said...

I wonder why so many read the traditions at meetings yet also haven't a clue as to what their meaning or usefulness is.

dailypiglet said...

i am love with this, "violate traditions all over the place".