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

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost by minute, day by day, in all the thousands, small, uncaring ways.~Stephen V. Benet

Today I am grateful…

  • that yesterday was my seventh consecutive sober Thanksgiving
  • that I did not overeat, but was pleasantly filled
  • that Round Up started with a bang with the funniest old queen from Hollywood. He talked about being given Tarytons cigarettes, that they were the first ‘tailor mades’ he had had in a long time. Taryton had a slogan, spoken by someone with a fake black eye “I’d rather fight than switch.”
  • that I took service positions early in sobriety
  • that today holds wonderful blessings and I am present to enjoy them

blessings

We each have different levels of freedom. What I think of as a box might be unthinkable freedom for you today. In the future, when you look back at your life, you may be amazed at the levels of freedom into which you have naturally grown. Perhaps you are looking around today at the freedom of others in awe and envy. "I could never do that," you might say.
Yes, you can.
And you might.
Feel those wings on your back? They're there. And they're growing each day-- whether you're flying yet or not. ~More Language of Letting Go

5 comments:

Lou said...

This post was perfect in every way.

Pam said...

My mother smoked for a very breif period when I was young (she never inhalled) she smoked Tarytons.
What a great way to end Thanksgiving day - a night with an old queen from Hollywood.

Mary Christine said...

I smoked tarytons for a brief time. I think I liked that black eye thing. And I bet you didn't take that lotus on your iPhone.

enchantedoak said...

That photo of the lotus was by itself worth stopping by. It brought a big smile to my Black Friday tired face.

leah said...

one of my calmest and joy filled thanksgivings in a long time.

love that flower, is it a lotus?

i love queens sooooooo much!