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

Monday, November 9, 2009

11.09.09

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland

Today I am grateful…

  • for dining and chatting al fresco
  • another sober weekend well lived
  • that if I pay enough attention today will teach me something I didn't know or perceive yesterday

  • that God did not remove all my character defects, instead I was given the ability to recognize some when they surface and ways to deal with them appropriately

  • that when I detach from the craziness of this world the more peace I find

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In recovery, we learn that we don’t know everything. We had stopped listening. Most of us had been asked by family, friends, doctors, and employers to stop drinking and using other drugs. But, we didn’t listen. If we had listened, we would’ve been in this program long ago. Addiction did something to how we listen. We heard only what we wanted to hear. ~Keep It Simple

12 comments:

Mary Christine said...

Is that an eyeball in the forest?

dAAve said...

I've always! wanted a round treedwelling.

Lou said...

I could use some quiet time in the treehouse.

Ed G. said...

I bet that's a fun bouncing ball when the wind blows...

Blessings and aloha...

Tall Kay said...

What a cool house! I want to see a picture of the inside...

Syd said...

What a tree house! I like tree houses a lot.

Pete Hoge said...

You really have the message.

Pete.

jeanne leigh said...

Love these pictures you've been putting up. I also really love the Judy Garland quote.

Pam said...

I could live happily there.

garden-variety drunk said...

that is such a cool treehouse (and thought-provoking quote)

Scott said...

is THAT Big Brother, on retreat perhaps?? lol

leah said...

awesome photo, looks like a great place to escape.