Wednesday, November 16, 2005

No Quarrels

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I was there to assist my Mom walk 50 feet yesterday outside of her ICU room. It took 30 minutes, 2 physical therapists and an assistant helping her, but this was her first time away from her bed in 17 days.

for Progress not Perfection in other aspects of living

that even when I have something worthwhile (in my mind) to share in an AA meeting, I'm able to sit quietly and listen (sometimes)

for drunks who return to the rooms of AA to try it again

that my Living Will is complete and filed away

that I understand and little more each day how precious life is and how quickly it can vanish

that someday I want to be willing to stop smoking (this is HUGE for me to even admit this)

for the cold front that has pushed the heat from Houston and given us some autumn weather

that I have no quarrels (almost) with anyone anymore

The days are too short even for love; how can there be enough time for quarreling?
-Margaret Gatty

5 comments:

sirreene said...

always a wonderful way to begin a morning ~ thank you HP for you lists!

Scott W said...

...that someday I want to be willing to stop smoking (this is HUGE for me to even admit this)

Funny how little things like reading this can make tears well up in my eyes.

Mr. H.K. said...

God Bless your Mum!

"Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed". - Corita Kent

Cheers,

Mr. H.K.
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NMAMFQLMSH said...

Great news on your Mom and the smoking thing...well...I don't have the urge to stop yet. Don't know if I ever will.
ICU,
JJ

Trudging said...

I second JJ, great news about your Mom