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

Thursday, August 20, 2009

08.20.09

Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ~M. Scott Peck (This is also my definition of procrastination.)
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Today I am grateful...
  • for free Wednesdays where I have no schedule except what makes me happy. Had one of those yesterday and it was grand.
  • that I got the two pieces framed for the show, now to trot them back up there and get them hung
  • that I have watched so many people grow through the recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous. I see people get 12 years and remember when I came into the program they had 6. I see people that came in and got it, they get a couple years and I know from seeing all this that I have been pulled along by the program.
  • that My Higher Power has shown me some things that just seem like secrets--stuff I would have never been privilege to know or experience while drunk. I like being on that side of things.
  • that the Serenity Prayer was my Mom's favorite

Today I know that I belong. I am not alone. I do not exist outside of the human race. I am an important part of this world.

Addiction makes us feel different, separated and isolated. It keeps us divided within ourselves, our family and relationships. So long as it can do this, it wins.

Now I know that I belong. I make up a part of the whole. Something of this universe is mine.

I am not an island unto myself. I am an essential part of the human race. I am at home in my world. ~Fr Leo

11 comments:

Trailboss said...

Yes it was Mom's favorite. She had that brown plaque hanging in her tub area where she could see it when she took a bath. You have that item don't you?

Tall Karen said...

I hear excitement about your show. It sounds like a big event! Does it start this weekend? I hope it goes really well for you. TK

Cat said...

"Now I know that I belong. I make up a part of the whole. Something of this universe is mine."

Sometimes I take pieces of a post with me and this today will be that for me.

Have a good Thursday.

Scott W said...

Karen, the show opens on Sept 12. The paintings are hung already, though. The gallery is on vacation until Labor Day weekend.

Syd said...

I'm looking forward to those free days in about 8 months. I am glad to belong to something that I find worthwhile. Most organizations that I've belonged to were all about ego.

Lou said...

I am getting excited about the show.

Bill said...

This post gets the Good Sobriety Seal of Approval. Nice stuff.

Mary Christine said...

Belonging is good.

Ed G. said...

Today I struggle to by my part of the world. It's just like that for now...

Blessings and aloha...

dailypiglet said...

this whole post is beautiful and peaceful and i like it. and you're pretty.

Boston said...

i can't wait for the show! when i win a million dollars, I'm going to buy all your stuff.