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

Monday, February 8, 2010

02+08=10

Nobody can cause more needless grief than a power-driver who thinks he has got it straight from God. ~Bill W

Today I am grateful…

  • the love and race from a Higher Power that fills my life, gets down into the nooks and crannies
  • that I was shown the way through to the other side of my addiction
  • for the loving program of AA and how a profound affect it has had on my life
  • to truly not regret the past. Carrying the past is a heavy burden. Today I can use it for reference, keep my side of the street clean and have room to grow.
  • for 2,274 days of alcohol free living

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Spirituality involves our attitudes and perceptions as well as our prayers. Spirituality requires a realistic awareness of what we need and what we have been given. Spirituality sees beyond the problems into the solution.
Hope is a feeling that is based on a spiritual perception of life that shuns apathy and negativity. Everything can be used for good if it is perceived realistically; destructive experiences, painful moments and failed relationships can all be used to create a new tomorrow.
The hope that stems from our ability to change requires a realistic understanding of what has happened. No aspect of life should be wasted because it can point to a glorious tomorrow. ~Fr Leo

13 comments:

dAAve said...

These things seem to be the truth.

Lou said...

Father Leo nailed that one!

Syd said...

Yes, carrying the past is heavy and even remembering some of it fills me with sadness because I would often like to go back in time.
I had to smile at the little misspelling about the "love and race from a Higher Power"--He always wins those races with me.

Kim A. said...

God's grace flowing into all the nooks and crannies.

That visualization did it for me today...Thank you, once again..

namaste

Susan Deborah said...

Words that heal and
words that create peace within.

Joy and peace,
Susan

Ed G. said...

Nice thoughts. I hope my ego can learn some from this.

Blessings and aloha...

Jeremy said...

I really needed that Fr. Leo quote - thank you for the reminder that my past does not make my present

Scott W said...

Of course that was supposed to be love and grace. It was early!

Bill said...

One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.
(Ooh. I don't care what they say, I don't care what you heard)

Mary Christine said...

I wish all bad apples were labeled like that.

MeAgain said...

I am always surprised when I go surfing for gratitude and I find it in the loving arms of recovery. It's not 100%. We have not cornered the market of gratitude, but we seem to have tapped into it more than your average Joe. Why is that I wonder?

Pam said...

I was that apple in my family.

Garykfc said...

I like to look back and to see where I was and how grateful I am to see where I landed.