Friday, September 23, 2005

Day of Reckoning

todAAy, i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that by concentrating on Step 3 of AA's Twelve Steps this week, I have made it so far with my serenity intact

that my behaviour today is so totally different than 2 years, 3 weeks ago - when in the face of a hurricane, I would have had a big day planned at the bar! We would have closed the bar except to us very special alcoholics.

that I made the early decision to stay put for this hurricane and did not get involved with the utter chaos and insanity of evacuating that so many experienced

for a nice lunch yesterday with friends, one of whom celebrated his 65th birthday, 23 years of them as a sober alcoholic

for sturdy foundations

that when things go right, it's often due to someone using good common sense

that by the end of this day, we will know where Hurricane Rita will make landfall - finally!

I don't know when, or if, I will be amongst the many who will lose electricity. I'm pretty sure I will, but then I don't know for how long. I'll be back here as soon as I can.

"Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you."
-Mary Tyler Moore

3 comments:

sirreene said...

thoughts are with you

Pat said...

You have Mary Tyler Moore quotes? OMG "you're gonna make it after all..." now twirl and throw up a hat!

Just keep up the humor. You are going to be just fine. God Bless!

Shannon said...

keep your positive attitude... and god bless you HP