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