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

Thursday, October 8, 2009

10.08.09

Hatred is never anything but fear - if you feared no one, you would hate no one. ~Hugh Downs
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Today I am grateful...
  • that I woke feeling a bit more normal. My nose feels more like the usual allergic nose I am used to.
  • that I do not have to give in, but I do need to turn it over
  • that I can recognize that every day I miss at least one chance to keep my mouth shut. I must practice viglance more and fear less.
  • that when I see blue today I will think of Pam and her Mama
  • when I practice patience things usually work smoother and my shoulders don't carry as much tension

Like a loud alarm clock, the First Step brings us to semi consciousness—although at this point, we may not be sure whether we want to climb out of bed or maybe sleep for just five more minutes. The gentle hand shaking our shoulders as we apply the Second and Third Steps causes us to stand up, stretch, and yawn. We need to wipe the sleep from our eyes to write the Fourth Step and share our Fifth. But as we work the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Steps, we begin noticing a spring in our step and the start of a smile on our lips. Our spirits sing in the shower as we take the Tenth and Eleventh Steps. And then we practice the Twelfth, leaving the house in search of others to awaken. ~NA Just for Today

7 comments:

dAAve said...

see ya

Jeremy said...

That last quote is a beautiful image of the circle of recovery. LOVE IT.

Syd said...

Thanks Scott. I had to practice a lot of patience today.

Tall Kay said...

Blue always reminds me of Pam. Today I will practice fear less.

garden-variety drunk said...

i walked past a sign in front of a church that said something to the effect of "where burdens change shoulders". your post reminded me of that

Mary Christine said...

Glad you are feeling better.

Boston said...

whudup? i got mad love for ya...