Friday, January 1, 2010


The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. ~Hada Bejar

Today I am grateful…

  • to have run in the new year with sober loved ones, come home to Bunny safe and sound after traveling behind a drunk on the way home and slept soundly
  • to have been with a friend as he turned 19 years sober at midnight
  • at faith and trust have taken on a self-propelling force

  • that I have today more than I could have ever dreamed during my drinking, and I have a pretty vivid imagination. My Higher Power has an imagination that is unlimited by thoughts.

  • that I wish for you a Happy New Year!


Nothing is more attractive than sharing with others. No trait will be admired as much as generosity. There is no surer way to gain the respect of friends and neighbors than to show by what we give that we care about others. We can give many things besides money, shelter, clothing, or food to those in need. We can give the rich person love and understanding that money can't buy. We can sympathize with those who are troubled, even though they appear wealthier than ourselves. We can share experience, strength, and hope with those who are ill or unhappy. We can even share our suffering with others who suffer, and hold up a light for them on the road to recovery. ~Today’s Gift


Todd HellsKitchen said...

Happy, happy, pappy

Kim A. said...

Great thoughts to start the New Year!


Lou said...

And we can remember we are all in this together!

Love ya, and the Bunny:)

Pam said...

Hello Darlin'
I have just caught up on your blog...and discovered that you have :
Beautiful eye something or other.
You are grateful.
Mexican food cured your low sugar.
Bunny played outside.
You had a new shirt and exchanged it.
Holiday food is toxic for me too.
You dress snappy!
Love ya....and happy to be back.

Syd said...

Glad that you made it home safely. God does have a great imagination. the people and situations put in my life are beyond me

dAAve said...

Be happy at the New Year, Scotty.

Mary Christine said...

So glad that drunken driver did not do anything dastardly to you!

Ed G. said...

Happy 2010 to you as well.

Blessings and aloha...