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

Friday, January 8, 2010

01.08.10

So, don't take for granted just what you see. Look under the mask, that's where the real person will be. ~author unknown

Today I am grateful…

  • for having lived in Texas for nearly 33 years. Our winters are mild and I am not accustomed to the cold. It’s 26º outside right now and the heat has been running full force for an hour. It’s still 63º in my little bungalow. Brrrrr.
  • when I was early in sobriety and my car needed major work a friend offered to pay for it. The expense was going to be $500 higher if they fixed the heat coil in the dashboard. Since we  normally don’t really need a car heater for more than a couple days a year I had them bind off the coil—so my car now is without a heater. Yesterday it was brutal, today I am not sure if I can be in it for more than a few minutes.

snowmen protest

When men and women pour so much alcohol into themselves that they destroy their lives, they commit a most unnatural act. Defying their instinctive desire for self-preservation, they seem bent upon self-destruction. They work against their own deepest instinct. As they are humbled by the terrific beating administered by alcohol, the grace of God can enter them and expel their obsession. Here their powerful instinct to live can cooperate fully with their Creator's desire to give them new life. ~12&12, pg. 64

14 comments:

dAAve said...

When you're in your car today, just pretend that the A/C is working really well.

Lou said...

In my hippie days I drove a VW bug without a passenger floorboard through a Michigan winter.

Don't make Bunny ride around with you today!

The Second Road said...

It's great to see Lou say "In my Hippie days"
Really wish I could see pics of THAT.

Lots of hot tea--my version of cheap heating.

Kathy M. said...

I love the words and sentiments here, always. But honestly, where do you find these photos? They are so great.

Kim A. said...

Thermal underwear. Oh, yeah, I am thinking of taking up a collection so we can bribe Lou into posting a picture from her hippie days. Any takers? I take monopoly money, iou's, and good intentions. :-D

Namaste

garden-variety drunk said...

your cold car problem made me think of a snuggie (those weirdo blanket, robe things they advertise late on TV). maybe a huge parka and blanket just for your car is in order?

Bill said...

G-V drunk is right. You should absolutely drive around town wearing a snuggie. Make it a pink one.

Scott W said...

LOL! I can get anywhere in ten minutes or less. Maybe a leopard Snuggie would work!

Mary Christine said...

Hope you stay warm. Cold cars are not fun.

lash505 said...

I was wondering where this photo came from.. I saw it on a competitors xmas card. Thanks brother for your kind words.. It means a lot.

Garykfc said...

If you need warm transport, let me know.

Pam said...

It's hard to walk outside without screaming "OUCH".

Ed G. said...

Ouch was when I walked outside and it was -18 degrees (yes, here they put a minus sign in front of the degrees to really get your attention). I've done the no heater thing in the past and you've reminded me of something I need to be more grateful for today.

Blessings and aloha...

MeAgain said...

Think warm thougths? *cringe* yeah, I know, I'm lame.