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

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

02.09.10

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. ~Irish Proverb

Today I am grateful…

  • that little gifts can bring huge smiles and hugs
  • to be convinced I have what it takes for today
  • for recovery blogs—what a great connection we have
  • to be reminded of how people see me, because sometimes I have the fun house mirror reflection
  • for the sharing from the heart in the Beginners meeting

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Lou invited us to post a picture that makes us smile.

Sometimes I feel sad or depressed and think I'm doing something wrong. With all the work I'm doing to change my life, shouldn't I feel happy all the time?

No. Sadness is just as much a part of life as happiness. Just as all the seasons are part of nature, all my feelings are part of me. Would I awaken on a rainy day and refuse to let it rain? Would I claim that I'm going to do everything I can to stop the rain? No. When it rains, it rains. ~Hazelden Thought for the Day

12 comments:

Mary Christine said...

That picture made me smile too... and laugh.

Lou said...

Oh yeah, I'm smilin!! The Duke could really cut the rug...

Susan Deborah said...

Smile smile smile.

Laughter loud.

Joyful Joyful.

Susan

dAAve said...

I have no idea how tall or short either of my grandfather's were. I'm adopted.

John Wayne -- finally!

Thanks for the words about sadness. They apply to me today, so that helps.

Kim A. said...

He looks a bit confuzzled or the ducks are moving too fast.

:-D
namaste

jeanne leigh said...

Awesome picture...and I loved the quote about allowing your feelings of sadness. Honest, real stuff. Thanks!

Syd said...

That photo made me laugh out loud. Good one, Scott.

Mike said...

Thanks for the post.
Okay...that pic made me laugh for sure.

Sadness is like any emotion. Sometimes we just feel a particular way and sometimes there isn't a reason.

don't get caught in over thinking

Ms Hen said...

I love this post.. all your gratitude.. but poor John Wayne... lol.

Susan said...

That picture made me smile and laugh out loud! I love your blog and all your quotes and excerpts! Nice to meet you. It's always a pleasure to read your posts. I visit everyday.

Garykfc said...

I never thought of sadness that way. Thank you.

Bill said...

He always called himself "Marion" when he danced like that.