Sunday, December 13, 2009


Man cannot remake himself without suffering. For he is both the marble and the sculptor. ~Alexis Carrel

Today I am grateful…

  • for the overwhelming gratitude I experienced yesterday. It lasted all day. I watched two episodes of Glee and cried like a baby. I love it when my emotions are bubbling at the surface like that, it keeps me in touch with my Higher Power.
  • for calls from old friends from far away places
  • to have thoroughly enjoyed a holiday party last night. The home of two women was open to so many people, and the house is so HUGE it allowed for a comfortable mixing and didn’t feel crowded. I also got to see people react to two of my paintings (one of which is in the living room and faces a Frances Bacon. OMG!)
  • for all the hand holding on the paths to recovery
  • that Houston elected the first openly gay mayor of a top ten US city


Qzzie and Harriette and the boys

As for uniqueness, there is some truth in this. We all have our own individual personalities. Each of us has our own story. What is truly amazing is that God can speak to us all in a language we understand. I have watched as God turned my life around, unraveling the problems and straightening out my path. I have watched as others come into the program, each with a set of uniquely human problems. If they stick with it, God talks to them in a language they understand; and it works for them. This is a part of the miracle that is God. With such incredible diversity of peoples attending meetings, each with their own unique set of circumstances, it still works. God is the great interpreter for each of us. He makes it possible for us to use these tools and teaches us about a program of recovery. ~Wisdom for Today


Tall Kay said...

Your excitement and gratitude is contageous! I want more...

Mary Christine said...

Francis B. and Scott W. in the same room facing each other. OMG indeed!

Kim A. said...

Glee is awesome and makes me wish I had something like that in high school. Actually, my homegroup is alot like Glee...minus the talent!!


dAAve said...

I saw you at that party. Across the table with all the food on it.

I am still in love with Ricky Nelson.

Ed G. said...

(I'm going to tell TW about dAAve and Ricky)

I can't believe I spent my whole life trying to have a life that measured up with those dweebs. Your picture makes it easier to give up.

Now you know where to tell them to hang your paintings in the museum.

Blessings and aloha...

Scott W said...

Ed, no museum yet. This was in a private home.

Who is TW?

Zanejabbers said...

I can't get over that island. And you should enjoy the way people were enjoying your artwork. I look at you last night, and then 5 years ago. What a contrast. You remind me of Bolero.

Pam said...

OMG! is right....but deserved Mr. PainterPants.
I hope "openly gay" equals excellent mayor.
I wish now that I had watced the Glee shows....I want to sit and cry at a good show too!

Syd said...

That party must have been quite the affair since I've read about it on three blogs. Glad that your painting has good company!