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

Saturday, September 19, 2009

09.19.09

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul. ~Henry Van Dyke
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Today I am grateful...
  • for the freedoms in sobriety, that I can be spontaneous and carefree occasionally
  • that God throws us together with others in recovery that offer such great life lessons
  • for art events in endless amounts. There is so much out there.
  • to be blessed with another sober Saturday. No longer do I wait until 11 a.m. for the liquor store to open so I can make the awfulness go away.
  • for those who have led the way and assured me all would be okay if I did the work

Calvin: Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man?

Hobbes: I'm not sure that man needs the help.

12 comments:

Pam said...

I'm so grateful to have escaped the "awfulness" too.

Tall Kay said...

Lou posted a link to a very handsome picture of you Scott. I love having a visual picture of the person behind these words. Always such pertinent and wise words...Happy sober Saturday!

Syd said...

I'm glad that you aren't awful anymore too.

Ed G. said...

Each morning I pray for the "relief from the bondage of self" - on a really good day, I spend a part of the day outside of that bondage...

I'm glad you have freedom too...

Blessings and aloha...

enchantedoak said...

You always sound like my sober husband, only a lot more eloquent. Will you visit my blog someday? I wrote a poem about him called "Cactus Love" and you might like that business about sober relationships. Gratitude is sometimes the only way to stay sane.

Brandi said...

I too am extremely grateful to have met others in recovery. I hope you don't mind I referenced your blog in my own. It's such a great idea to come up with 5 things you're grateful for every day.

garden-variety drunk said...

i love the calvin and hobbes quote and the cartoon in general :)

dAAve said...

I wonder if Henry van Dyke was related to Morey Amsterdam.

Lou said...

Dave, that was funny!

Carol said...

I so agree with Hobbes, I'm going to see Lou and track down your picture.

Mary Christine said...

I don't think that was Hobbes as in Calvin and...

Scott said...

calvin and hobbes are so funny!