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

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

11.04.09

Don't work for my happiness--show me yours--show me that it is possible--show me your achievement--and the knowledge will give me courage for mine. ~Ayn Rand

Today I am grateful...
  • that I can remember my dad today, he would have been eighty-seven
  • that I have no unfinished business with either parent
  • to have laughed and cried yesterday, and had many emotions in between
  • for new shoes. I love new shoes.
  • that I have some how, mysteriously, accepted the work to be done in recovery
The newcomer feels he has struck something better than gold. He may not see at once that he has barely scratched the limitless lode which will pay dividends only if he mines it for the rest of his life and insists on giving away the entire product. -Alcoholics Anonymous, pp. 128-129

11 comments:

dAAve said...

I really hope you didn't cry in your new shoes.

Ed G. said...

Seems you've truly found something better than gold. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Blessings and aloha...

Trailboss said...

You sound like a woman regarding your shoes. Hee hee

enchantedoak said...

What's that strangely wonderful structure? Did I miss something?
Is it a metaphor for how strangely wonderful is the structure of our lives in sobriety?
I'm glad you have no unfinished business with your parents. That's a blessing. My pop died before I sobered up, and I spent his last night on earth getting loaded on his pain pills. Amends are hard when you have to do them from such a distance. But they can be done!
Chris A

Scott W said...

Chris, I just thought it was an incredibly beautiful structure.

Tall Kay said...

I still find it a mystery that any of us accept sobriety and the work that needs to be done to stay sober. I'm sure your dad is smiling at you today.

Lou said...

There is a new biography of Ayn Rand out (by Anne Hiller). What an utterly fascinating, albeit egotistical, woman.

Mary Christine said...

I heart Ayn Rand. And that other book you quoted. And new shoes. Are your new shoes red?

Zanejabbers said...

Did I see those new shoes this past Saturday night?

Scott W said...

No, the new shoes have not arrived. Ordered off the Interwebs.

Syd said...

I still feel that I have struck something better than gold. Happy birthday to your dad. Good that you honor and remember him.