Saturday, September 5, 2009


The seeds of recovery are planted in the daily hello. ~Fr Leo
Today I am grateful...
  • that six years ago today Dave was granted his reprieve from the grips of alcohol. He is truly one of the most generous people I have ever known. When I came into the rooms he would always sit by me before or after a meeting, often in the smoking lounge (we have both successfully quit). I was suspicious for a while, then I figured out all he wanted was to be my friend. He was born into this world three months before I did and he sobered up 3 months before I did. I am truly grateful for my friend Dave.
  • for an email from Darlene, a friend of Father Leo's. She told him I often quote him here and he sent the above quote to me, to be shared with you.
  • that it's a long weekend. Today I get to meet with my sponsor, so some work at TLC, paint, nap, play with my new iPhone, and whatever else pleases my heart.
  • for freedom, freedom, freedom

I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself.----Montaigne

We know we’ve hurt people. We’ve heard our family cry out from pain we’ve caused them. Because of alcohol and other drugs, we acted like monsters. But we now live surrounded with love. We now work to make this world better. Recovery is a miracle. The rebirth of our spirit is our miracle. It’s no wonder we love life the way we do! We’ve been given a second chance. Our joy is overflowing. Our Higher Power must love us very much. ~Keep It Simple


Mary Christine said...

A personal message from Fr. Leo! How cool is that? You rock, my brother.

Tall Kay said...

That really touched me that Fr. Leo sent you a personal message. It makes him so...real. Here's to second chances and miracles of recovery!

dAAve said...

Leo is you new father. Well, stepfather.

And thanks for the kind words. I've never thought of myself as particularly generous.

Pam said...

Dave who?
Whoa...a note from Fr. Leo!
Your life is so blessed.
I'm so glad you met that Dave guy too.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Nice connection to Fr Leo... !

Darlene Z said...

My heart is warm. Thank you for being here for me. And he said he is flattered by the quotes. God bless all of it!

Syd said...

Wow, your own personal message from the Father. Also, I like the story about Dave and his caring attitude. He and you both rock.

Anonymous said...

"whatever else pleases my heart"... i love that.

congrats on your new iphone!! that is very exciting :)

i love that father leo sent you a message to share, that is very very cool.