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

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

09.02.09

You don't have to believe. Aren't you willing to believe that there is a reason for your life, even though you may not know yourself what that reason is, or that you may not sometimes know the right way to behave? ~Daily Reflections
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Today I am grateful...
  • that since the scales showed me up two pounds this morning it will be a day of sensible eating, lots of salad, and I am good with that
  • that I opened the gallery for a private showing last night and the good prospect of a purchase
  • for dinner last night at a local diner where I saw lots of recovery people, lots of cute men and had good food (plus a stimulus brownie for $1--it even had a little scoop of ice cream on top)
  • that it is decidedly cooler this morning. After such a sweltering summer it's a nice change.
  • that today is what it is and will be what it will be

What it was like. What happened. What it is like today. Memory. If I am to stay sober, I need to remember. I need to remember on a daily basis. I must never forget.

My memory is the key to my recovery. Spirituality is about "seeing" -- seeing my life as it is, rather than how I imagined or hoped it would be. My pain belongs in my life because it is mine! Alcohol always works; but does it work for me or against me? My remembering helps me answer that question today and hopefully tomorrow. ~Fr Leo

7 comments:

Tall Kay said...

The brownie might explain the 2 lbs. I just love the Fr Leo quotes. What book do you find them?

Scott W said...

TK, I read him online.

http://www.fatherleo.com/

dAAve said...

As long as I keep going ot meetings and doing what I do now, I won't forget.
As long as I keep going to Barnaby's and eating stimulus brownies, I won't lose much weight.

Lou said...

Don't live in fear or resentment, but never forget. Good message.

Syd said...

A stimulus brownie...that sounds good. The quote is great. I think that 2 lbs won't be hard to lose. You have done really well.

Mary Christine said...

What a wonderful fellowship we get to share.

Boston said...

i love the fr leo quotes, too. i'm excited for your opening coming soon!