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

Thursday, December 3, 2009

12.03.09

Spend unbroken chunks of time with the most important people in your life. ~Brian Tracy

Today I am grateful…

  • to have slept under heavy covers unfretted and unfettered
  • that somehow I remain honest, open-minded and willing
  • that last night I watched someone’s face as they listened to their friend share about service work. His face was beaming with love and pride for his friend that has grown greatly over her first six months back in the program.
  • to have had lunch with three men that have known each other since they were in grade school. They are all sixty-nine years old now.
  • that my Higher Power delivered a custom made day today

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Photo by Mauro Acchione

Living with paradox is part of my sobriety. Things are never quite what they seem. When I think I have something figured out, I am made to be confused again especially around my life, relationships, people, events and the universe. Life is both simple and incomprehensible. God seems to demand an agnostic faith! There is so much I do not know or understand.

But all of this leads to a creative and exciting sobriety. It makes life an adventure. It feeds that artistic part of me that is reborn in my sobriety. Things I used to dislike when I drank, I now enjoy. People and writers that once bored me now fascinate me; even modern art has a spiritual message! ~Fr Leo

5 comments:

dAAve said...

I love that picture of your back yard. I always liked that little bridge.

Syd said...

Great photo. I like sleeping under warm covers too. I have two sleeping bags as blankets on the boat. One is down and very warm.

Lou said...

Somehow that picture goes with the Fr Leo quote. Nice pick.

Scott said...

great photo... and that quote from Brian tracy, nice. I am a fan of Brian's!

leah said...

those lunch buddies warm my heart, to have known each other that long... that's very cool.