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

Saturday, January 2, 2010

01.02.10

There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice. ~John Calvin

Today I am grateful…

  • for rule #62 which encourages me to not take myself so damned seriously
  • for butterscotch milkshakes from Little Bigs
  • for the last couple of sane sharings at last night’s meeting. We should remember to not share our sickest thoughts when there is a newcomer in the room.
  • that I have today to be myself and treat others with respect
  • for the choices I have today, for the grace in my life, that just for today I will have what I need
  • that I wound up, after all, in the winner's circle

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You are so made that you can only carry the weight of twenty-four hours, no more. If you weigh yourself down with the years behind and the days ahead, your back breaks. God has promised to help with the burdens of the day only. If you are foolish enough to gather again that burden of the past and carry it, then indeed you cannot expect God to help you bear it. So forget that which lies behind you and
breathe in the blessing of each new day. ~Twenty-Four Hours a Day

12 comments:

Kim A. said...

Offering the newcomer hope is so important. I know, in our meetings, we can become morose and whiny if we aren't vigilant. Gotta love those Alanons!

Namaste

Susan Deborah said...

I liked the last bit about carrying the day's load. I take that a bit too seriously and get screwed.

You take care.

Joy always,
Susan

dAAve said...

Crop circles in the snow. Cool!

Cindy said...

".....foolish enough to gather again that burden...". So good, so true!

Syd said...

I volunteer to lead the newcomer meetings every chance I get. I believe in sharing a solution for their pain.

Lou said...

Little Bigs? You wacky Texans.

Pam said...

I don't take too many people seriously.
YES...let's tell our sickest thoughts to our sponsor after the meeting if we must get something off our chest.

Mary Christine said...

Someone was really good at making that snow angel.

Ed G. said...

Thanx for the reminders to rejoice and live in rule 62.

Blessings and aloha...

Garykfc said...

I have to keep saying, "Rule 62, rule 62, rule 62....."

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. Thank you, from a fellow traveler in Chicago.

Smitty said...

Oh I wish my own group would know not to share their sickest thoughts with a newcomer in the room. I my next lifetime...