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

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

08.25.09

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. ~Friedrick Nietzsche
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Today I am grateful...
  • for the powerful first step meeting last night. I got to sit between two of my favorite people on Earth, Dave and Bryan
  • that I made it home without wetting my pants last night, I had to go when I left Lambda, then I went grocery shopping and it wasn't too bad--thought I could easily wait until I got home. But there is something about pulling into your parking spot, gathering up the bags of groceries and then the key fumbling starts, can't get the bags set down properly, then barely making it into the bathroom. But then...aaaahhhhhh...
  • that last night someone said to me that I was one of the saddest people they had ever met in their early recovery, that they were a pretty good judge of people, that they didn't see that inside was a joyous, talented person. I said, "I went from sad to GLAD!"
  • that recovery absolutely astounds me on a daily basis
  • that the practice of gratitude has propelled me into another dimension

You are the creator of your own Serenity. It lives and breathes within your desire for Recovery. It is no mystery. It is a conscious choice. Serenity is born and flourishes, with the help of your Higher Power, through your own efforts to maintain order, stability and self-discipline within your everyday life. Serenity is a daily gift you give to yourself. Be generous! ~Lumpy Karma

10 comments:

Lou said...

I like the Nietzsche quote. Our child gets educated, moralized, punished, and worked out of us.

Scott W said...

Yep, we get domesticated.

Tall Kay said...

Your practice of gratitude really shows. The serenity is shining through!

Syd said...

My child is alive and well. Glad that you made the john. That's not a fun feeling.

dAAve said...

Did you forget about all the empty water bottles in your backseat?

Susan DeAngelis said...

Love the quote --

I quoted Nietzsche today too!

Sue

Ed G. said...

When you're old like me, you just have to plan more stops. A lot more stops. Like, at each of those locations (meeting, grocery, home) and several places in between.

Blessings and aloha...

Boston said...

i used to pee in parking lots when i was drinking... it didn't seem like a big deal

Pam said...

You sad??? Nah, can't picture that my friend.

dailypiglet said...

great comeback! from sad to glad :)

bravo to you, another dimension is a higher spiritual plane for me. one i never knew was possible.