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

Saturday, August 22, 2009

08.22.09

For years I rushed around being busy and I missed me. ~Fr Leo
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Today I am grateful...
  • for the odd phenomenon of Friday afternoon frustrations. When I am anxious to get home everyone seems to slow down. It's weird I tell ya.
  • for the glorious show Mother Nature gave us last night
  • for all the little glories in my life. I have had so many little joys lately, stuff that makes me simply happy to be in their company
  • that I have loving and positive people in my life today
  • for connections that answer many of my questions
  • to replace old fears with positive thoughts and actions
  • that any hiding out today is relatively small compared to the elaborate isolating behaviors of my past. Many things diminish in importance when exposed to the light.
  • that today will give me what I put into it

And then one ill-defined day, one day I can't recall, I stepped across the line that alcoholics know so well, and from that day on drinking was miserable. ~Big Book p. 346

8 comments:

Ginnie said...

I loved your quote from Fr. Leo. It reminds me that I spent years "doing" but never "being".
What a waste.

Tall Kay said...

Replacing old fears with positive thoughts and actions...what a brilliant idea! You sound extremely upbeat today! Happy Saturday wishes to you.

Susan DeAngelis said...

Love Father Leo...

I'm grateful for your post.
:)
Sue

dAAve said...

I read every line that you typed.

Mary Christine said...

Good Morning Happy Scott W.

Lou said...

Did dAAve really read every line? I think you should give him a quiz.

Boston said...

was really good to hear you share this morning

Syd said...

I've wondered about that line that the alcoholic crosses. I wonder how one knows the exact time. I wonder when I crossed my line too.