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

Thursday, December 31, 2009

12.31.09

For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. ~Little Gidding II

Today I am grateful…

  • for a year of growth, a few growing pains, laughter, new friends, God doing for me what I could not do for myself
  • for such abundance for which to be grateful
  • that I have been given exactly what I needed for every day on this earth
  • for a Higher Power and the fellowship of AA to guide me
  • to end a year with no regrets

peace

 

New Year's Eve is a good time to reflect upon the closing year and set our direction for the year ahead. This day reminds us that every day of the year is lived just one at a time. Looking back, we can see a year's change in ourselves. We see the progress we have made on … our journey. Perhaps we see how much stronger we are emotionally. Maybe we see relationships that have developed because of our growing ability to love. Certainly all of us have some things we regret and some changes we mourn. They too have their place today.

As we begin the coming year, let us review our relationship with each of the Steps. We may perceive aspects of our program that call for more attention. One or two particular Steps may speak to our needs at this time or may have been overlooked in this past year. On this last day of the year, we can again turn our lives and will over to the care of a loving God. ~Touchstones

12 comments:

Kim A. said...

Amen.

Happy New Year, Scott. You are a dear friend in my heart.

namaste

dAAve said...

I notice that you wait until the last day of the year to use such and which in the same sentence.

Happy Newest Year

Lou said...

Have a peaceful and friendship filled New Year!

I'm calmed knowing that every day of the coming year there will be a message I can use at Scott W's.

Ed G. said...

Happy New Year. Really.

Blessings and aloha...

Mary Christine said...

Happy New Year Scott W.

Trailboss said...

I love you So

jeanne leigh said...

Happy New Year...good words for us all! Love the trees with peace signs...so cool. Blessings!

Kathy M. said...

Great message. Thanks. Love the quote. Happy New Year.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

WELL, THAT COMMENT above mine was very thought provoking... Viagra in many different languages... HAPPY NEW YEAR, SCOTT!!!

Cindy said...

I love the 3rd one, that I have been given exactly what I needed for every day on this earth. Happy New Year.

Scott W said...

Todd, I made it go away.

Garykfc said...

Happy New Year. Thank you for being in my life.