Saturday, February 6, 2010


Behind an able man there are always other able men. ~Chinese proverb

Today I am grateful…

  • for sober friends who face life’s difficulties head on
  • for boundaries
  • that tonight is an art night. Gallery openings and then the Art for IAC auction at Lambda Center. IAC (International Advisory Council) is the recognized GLBT arm of AA.
  • that I don’t have to be right and I don’t have to be wrong. Sometimes, often times, it just is what it is.
  • that I can be a trusted friend that can be called at 4:15AM


Most of us have had a strong desire in our lives to "do it ourselves." We have had the idea that strength and independence meant we should not rely on or receive help from others. Now, in recovery, we are learning a far more mature and time-honored principle. We find strength to develop to our fullest as members of a community. Maybe we never learned how to ask for help. Perhaps we haven't learned yet how to accept it. It may still be difficult to express our gratitude for the help that brought us where we are today.
In recovery, we get many lessons about these things. If we are actively growing, we will get help from others and give it too. The rewards of recovery give us ample reasons and opportunities to express our gratitude. We are no longer loners. Now we have a network of friends who truly enjoy and enhance each other's strength. ~Touchstones


Trailboss said...

Uh, So....there are assholes on your post today. Just thought you wanted to know that. As if you didn't already know.

Hey, I was watching Dogs 101 this morning and they featured the Boston. Did you know they are one of the most popular breeds in the US? I can see why. I think they are minature black and while boxers and that makes them OK in my book. Tell Bunny his cousins say howdy from Kentucky.

S. Susan Deborah said...

Scott, are those the backs of pigs? They look so good and cute!!!

A lovely Sunday ahead!

Joy and peace,

dAAve said...

I may start calling you when I wake up every day.

Syd said...

Nice little tails there. The art walk in town was dampened by a flood last night.

Lou said...

You could call me at 4:15am, but I kinda hope you don't.

Scott W said...

Yep, pig rear ends.

Bill said...

Thanks for the photo showing that beautiful designs can be found in unexpected places.

I didn't know about the IAC! Why didn't I know about the IAC? I'm helping to start a new gay meeting in Richmond, so that I'll check into that.

Mary Christine said...

Isn't it wonderful to know that you can be relied upon. It really is one of the greatest blessings that we get I think.