Friday, October 07, 2005

Today's list ...

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for some frank talk between my sponsor and I

that I am constantly reminded (rightfully so) how screwed up my thinking can be

that I don't have to be perfect but I can be excellent

for the evolution of the concepts of Honesty, Open-Mindedness and Willingness as my brain continues to become clearer

that my commitment to learning to live sober may keep me from being committed

that I can occasionally turn down desert at lunch

that I live in a place that doesn't get too cold; I'll take the heat and the hurricanes but the temp here today is sure a nice change from the past 5 months (it's about 62 deg F)

that The Astros left Atlanta with a win and a day off

I'm getting old. I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees. Fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver's license.

The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.
-Paul Scherer

6 comments:

sirreene said...

ASTROS...how can they win anything when they don't exist except inside your head? remember the steps ACCEPTANCE.

Mr. H.K. said...

Sponsors are great. What a nifty idea... Everyone should have a sponsor in life. I mean it!

Cheers,

Mr. H.K.
Postcards from Hell's Kitchen
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Lucy Stern said...

Sirreene.... The ASTROS do exist. Click your heels together and say it three times.....Now that's better!

Whoa! You've been thru a lot. Glad you are still around. Have a good day.

Roy O. tomorrow.

Ricky!!! said...

Go Stros!!!!!!

Trudging said...

That is a lot to be greatful for.

Shannon said...

screwed up think... hmmm dont know anything about that... HA! also loved your 12 steps to insanity... HA! we read that one in a meeting a while back... thanks for your posts