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

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12.12.09

I like a man with faults, especially when he knows it. To err is human – I'm uncomfortable around gods. ~Hugh Prather

Today I am grateful…

  • to be reminded from a post on Lou’s blog about how I used to wish there were a button I could push to make things better. I now know the WORK is what gets us to where we wish to be. A button like that would not take care of the causes behind my alcoholism.
  • that I was willing to do the work, somehow, when I came back into the rooms of AA
  • that I have been able to share with a friend how to start painting. He sent me a photo last night of his first layout, and it knocked my socks off.
  • that I am more in the mood for Christmas this year than I have been in decades
  • that my Higher Power has shown me that in a tear of gratitude holds all the love I need, all the spiritual growth I crave, all the acceptance I need to move me through this life in a human body

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Each day, ask God what God wants us to do today; then ask God to help. A simple request, but so profound and far reaching it can take us anywhere we need to go.


Listen: all that we want, all that we need, all the answers, all the help, all the good, all the love, all the healing, all the wisdom, all the fulfillment of desire is embodied in this simple request. We need say no more than Thank You.


This Plan that has been made for us is not one of deprivation. It is one of fullness, joy, and abundance. Walk into it.


See for yourself. ~The Language of Letting Go

8 comments:

Pam said...

don't go outside without your socks, it's chilly and damp.

dAAve said...

That's a really neat aerial photo of your house. I bet Bunny was freakin' out.

Kim A. said...

I love the second quote. It says everything I feel and believe.

Namaste

Syd said...

I pushed lots of buttons but not the right ones. All mine resulted in explosions.

Lou said...

Your comment on my post nailed it.
Thanks, Sweetie W.

Ed G. said...

As a man with faults who was always pushing the wrong button at the wrong time, I'm glad that I had a spiritual experience which prepared me for the work of my life.

Blessings and aloha...

Mary Christine said...

My first sponsor and former best friend was a good buddy of Hugh P. and used to talk about him endlessly.

Scott Crawford said...

Ahhhh, that's what we need: instead of the "easy" button, the "easier, softer" button (aka, "The work").
Thanks, as always, for the good reminder.