Wednesday, November 25, 2009


It's the awareness, the full experience...of how you are stuck, that makes you recover. ~Frederick S. Perls

Today I am grateful…

  • for late night Scrabble at Starbux
  • that Bunny is having a big time playing with Belle in the cool weather this morning
  • that most days I don’t have to do a lot of planning, just let it unfold
  • that Doreen passed her kidney stone
  • that I love to raise my hand when the group is asked if anyone is celebrating in the month of November!

no coincidences

Strength comes from giving it away. I remember very early in my recovery process, I told my sponsor I wanted to help others. It was as if I was on fire to give away what I was receiving. Fortunately my sponsor very quietly told me to hang onto that feeling and save it for later. He knew that this fire inside of me could easily be extinguished. I did what my sponsor told me to do. I saved it for later and continued to concentrate on myself. Some time later I was at a meeting, and a newcomer walked in. My sponsor winked at me and told me to go and welcome him. I offered the newcomer a cup of coffee and proceeded to tell him about the time when I first came to a meeting. I could see he was scared, but what surprised me was that I could see myself in his eyes. ~Wisdom for Today


dAAve said...

I love it when you raise your hand too, especially after you've had a shower. It's all about awareness.

Lou said...

I want to see Belle. Take a picture with your fancy iphone, and put on here (please).

Bill said...

Are you sure that photograph wasn't staged?

I think you should raise both hands, and swing your arms around like a crazy person. Just sayin'.

enchantedoak said...

Your sponsor was a wise man. Are you celebrating a birthday this month? Happy celebrations!

Mary Christine said...

What a great month for a birthday. For you. I like July for me.

Pam said...

I'm so relieved about someone named Doreen passed that stone. I hope she did not pass it to you.

Syd said...

Bunny playing with Belle made me smile. I don't think that your fire will be extinguished today.