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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

11.24.09

We are climbing the same mountain, all of us.

Today I am grateful…

  • for another powerful Beginners meeting. With a newcomer and thoughtful shares she was welcomed in a great way. Even if she doesn’t come back, we all grew a bit during that hour.
  • that meetings are a way for us to celebrate our sobriety together
  • that I dreamed I was to draw a portrait of Bill W. for a convention. He was there in the room, with some other long-timers.
  • that I just saw a commercial for Scrabble Slam
  • that sometimes sitting in the rooms makes me love everybody and sometimes it makes me want to throw things. Usually it makes me love everybody.

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Our particular paths will cross the paths of many others before reaching the top, where we will find full enlightenment. And any path we cross has a special contribution to make to our own progress. We can be grateful for all intersecting paths, no matter how adverse they seem at the time. We can offer all our fellow-travelers real love, and our own trip will benefit manyfold.
We need not be ashamed of our desire for love. Nor need we feel shame that we've bargained for it. But we do need to understand that the kind of love we seek can only be gained when we quit searching for it and simply offer it to all the people in our midst. ~Each Day a New Beginning

13 comments:

Mary Christine said...

One of my favorite old sages used to say "if you love everyone in AA, you aren't going to enough meetings."

dAAve said...

"There ain't no mountain high enough."

That's not true, you know.

♥Shann♥ said...

lol I can so relate with you sayin sitting in a room, you mainly feel love for everyone... but sometimes u wanna throw things too hahahahah

ps my word verification is "patarear" lol

Ed G. said...

Love the Bunny pic.

I can't wait to see the portrait. Loss of tissue and general deterioration might have helped him some.

Blessings and aloha...

Lou said...

I like your attitude about the newcomer.

Jeremy said...

Great Bunny Pic!
I need to remember that meetings are where we celebrate sobriety!

Lately, I have loved anyone there but I know it'll come around

Kathy Sprinkle said...

Hi there! I thought you might like to know that I featured your blog in my blog today. Gratitude week over at Everyday Bliss Check out the link if you are interested. http://blisspot.blogspot.com/2009/11/cultivating-attitude-of-gratitude-all.html

I provided a link back to your wonderful blog.

Thank you for the inspiration!
Outrageous joy,
Kathy

Todd HellsKitchen said...

See you on the top of the mountain...

Bill said...

Senor Bunny!
That hand model needs to scrub his hands. The nails are absolutely black with grime.

Scott W said...

You guys know that is not Bunny. Lou sent me that pic some time ago. I ran it before, but I just love it and had to post it again!

Syd said...

The Al-Anon meeting closing says that "although you may not like all of us, you'll come to love us as we already love you". I feel compassion and caring but some days I'm not sure that's love.

Pam said...

Sometimes I just feel gassy in a meeting ;)

leah said...

i vacillate like that at meetings too, i'm grateful that it usually ends with the loving everyone.

love the polish and bunny's pretty face.