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

Saturday, December 19, 2009

12.19.09

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? ~Marianne Williamson

Today I am grateful…

  • that while I am a great fan of gray weather it is nice to see the sun shining on this chilly December morning
  • that if reality TV shows are any indication of what is real, then we are in a heap of trouble, boy
  • for the incredible fare we had last night at Feast
  • when our waiter announced his name, “I’m Christian, I’ll be serving you tonight”, I said loudly, “Hi, Christian!” It’s what I am used to. It’s how I roll.
  • that this morning I will do my bookkeeping work at Lambda, meet with my sponsor, have lunch with another drunk then go to his home to look at his art and help him choose what and how to price it for his first gallery show

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I paid my dues for membership in the program through my years of addictive using. But these are the dues only for membership. In recovery I still need to do my part and accept the responsibilities that come with working the program and following its principles. I am part of a much bigger whole, but I am still only one person. The program provides me with the principles I need to discover the life that is hidden inside of me, the life that my Higher Power wants me to live. I still have to walk the walk. I am given privileges in the program as I get more clean time under my belt. It becomes my responsibility to share in the work of the program. ~Wisdom for Today

12 comments:

Pam said...

I almost said "Hi ___" at a very important meeting at work when a new director said "my name is __"
Then I accidentally laughed out loud because of what I had almost said.

Kim A. said...

I have a tendency to hug people who introduce themselves to me...it is an "in room" habit that I carry with me. Can be awkward at times and I get surprised looks from non-huggers but I use to hide from people so I'd rather be this way.

Namaste

Trailboss said...

Hey!! A Shawn and Alan tree. Have you counted your presents yet and bragged about it? lol

Mary Christine said...

Love the tree!

Ed G. said...

Lovely tree.

Sounds like you're on the brink of a lovely life for today.

Blessings and aloha...

Susan Deborah said...

Hey, I liked the "My name is . . ." part very much.

Blessings for the gratitude that you have expressed today.

Joy always,
Susan

Syd said...

Those retro aluminum trees are really cool. I have the one from childhood and the color wheel too.

Cindy said...

I've done what Pam said, then smile nicely! Love the picture. First of all, don't put electric lithgs on an aluminum tree. Secondly, I havea plastic lighted church like the ones under the picture aluminum tree!

dAAve said...

I love your aluminium tree.

Doc in Al-Anon said...

I can't tell you how often I chorus back "Hi John!" or "Hi Leanne!" back when someone introduces themselves at a big work meeting. Glad to hear I'm not alone.
Happily, no one else ever whips their head around to stare at me with a "Now I know what you are" look.

Findon said...

Hi Christian..... fantastic.

leah said...

i LOVE how you roll!!!!

houston has some FANTASTICAL restaurants.