Tuesday, January 26, 2010


My Mother told me
If I was goody
That she would buy me
A rubber dolly
My Auntie told her
I'd kissed a soldier
Now she won’t buy me
A rubber dolly

~The Clapping Song

Today I am grateful…

  • for yes, yes, yes, yes, no, yes
  • that I was able to find relief that I did not have to drink again instead of anger that I could not
  • for the life outline I did years ago and how it changed my thinking
  • yesterday a friend from the past reached out with questions regarding a loved one’s drinking. Once again I was where I was supposed to be, at home with time. I texted a friend about it and his reply back was—God must really want you to stay sober, girl. That was just so bright and shiny to me.
  • gratitude rushes in where this fool once walked
  • that today is Bunny’s fourth birthday (see post below)


Imagine walking up to the counter at the local fast-food restaurant and asking if they had your order ready. "What order?" the counterperson would ask. "Did you phone one in?" "No, but I thought you might have something for me behind the counter anyway."
It's absurd, you might say. How could I expect them to have food ready for me when I hadn't yet placed my order.
Exactly. And how can you expect the magic of the universe to start bringing you the things and experiences that you want for your life if you haven't named them yet.
Have you placed an order yet? Maybe you thought about it at the beginning of the year, but put it off until you had more time to think about it. And every day, you wake up and stand at the counter of life asking, "What do you have for me?"
If you haven't asked for anything, you may have to settle for whatever life hands your way. Why not take the time to ask? You don't have to be too specific, just ask for what you want. Want adventure? Put it on the list. Want love? Write it down. There is no guarantee that you'll get everything you request. Life may have other plans for you. But you'll never know whether you can get what you want unless you know what that is, and ask for it first. ~More Language of Letting Go


Syd said...

I like that you were where you were needed and that all of it--the call, the reply--no doubt made you feel bright and shiny also.

dAAve said...

That's all really good stuff today, but I'm not sure about that "no" sandwiched between all those "yes's".

S. Susan Deborah said...

Have already placed orders and its getting delivered one by one.

Joy always,

Unknown said...

Ah, how interesting I ran into your blog just when I realize I am struggling with envisioning the attainment of my goals.

Mary Christine said...

I don't understand the "yes, yes, yes, yes, no, yes." care to elaborate? or not.... it is, after all, your blog. and we bloggers have all kinds of license, don't we?

Unknown said...

Is it redundant to be grateful for your gratitude list? It is a bright spot in my morning meditation/prayer time. Keeps me on track.