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

Monday, September 14, 2009

09.14.09

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. ~George Jean Nathan
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Today I am grateful...
  • that I can admit to myself that I am having some post partum depression after the Saturday night event ended
  • for my favorite slogan, "This too shall pass"
  • for departure from my usual Sunday morning routine. I was invited to brunch at a friend's where we ate, played games with her kids and talked a lot about recovery.
  • for the gift of the experience of doing the next right, loving thing. It has and will carry me forward.
  • that I offer my will and my life to the care of my Higher Power every day
Who or what do you want to become? A good parent? A sober, recovering person? A good girlfriend, boyfriend, or spouse? Do you want to become happy, peaceful, tolerant? Don't wait until you're successful to tell yourself you're that. Start now by saying you are what you want to become instead of reinforcing the words I'm not. Yes, you have much to learn. Yes, there's a ways to go on that path. And you may not be proficient at it, or an expert,yet. But you don't have to be to say those two little words I am. ~More Language of Letting Go

7 comments:

Tall Kay said...

Thanks for sharing the picture. It must have been quite a night...one you can remember and hold dear for a very long time!

dAAve said...

I missed you Sunday morning. It threw my day off. But eventually, I got thrown back.

enchantedoak said...

I like the quote from Camus. Today I am grateful that the power of gratitude has given me new eyes to see the world around not to mention the people in it. I'm grateful for my demented mom, loving husband, poems from many places in my soul. Come by and visit my blog. It would make my day, because I really really like the you that comes out loud and clear in your posts. I'm new and looking to connect with people who have recovered from a hopeless state and who write about that....
Chris A

Ed G. said...

I wanted to become a good girlfriend but that was something else entirely...

Thanx for your blog and congrats again on your success. I really understand the whole post partum thingy...

Blessings and aloha...

Syd said...

I call those part partum things, a "let down". I think that it comes from having my ego pumped up and my expectations somewhat high with a dose of adrenalin thrown in. It will pass, just as you said.

Mary Christine said...

You really have given birth to a whole lot of life - and now you are letting go of it. For as good as it is, it must also be a loss...

I just think you are wonderful.
xxxooo

dailypiglet said...

i am always amazed with how in touch with yourself you are. it's a gift :)