Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Recovery comes in many forms ...

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that yesterday morning my Mom regained her ability to write legibly - Whoopee!!

that she has not lost her sense of humor (at least, she tries to laugh at my weak jokes)

that my new sponsee works about 100 yards from my Mom's hospital -- handy for a quick visit during my cigarette breaks

that Spiritual Awakenings DO happen; in my case, it was a thunderbolt followed by periodic lightening

that although a good friend relapsed, he's back in the rooms of AA in 1 day

that I'm better at receiving phone calls than I used to be

that about 1/4 of the Texas voters yesterday were in favor of gay marriage - that shows a little progress

that I enjoy warm/hot, humid/muggy weather --- we are having near-record high temps here this week

I have a 'Play The Melody' philosophy. It means don't over-arrange, don't make life difficult. Just play the melody—and do it the simplest way possible. -Jackie Gleason

7 comments:

lash505 said...

I very happy for you Mom. She could probably help me now on my writing skills. lol

Shannon said...

Dont you just love how God works?

R.J. said...

Today's thoughts were ones to be especially happy about. I'm glad your Mom is coming along with her recovery.

Thanks to you I really do spend a couple of minutes every morning thinking about the good things that I have in my life and being thankful for them.

Sam said...

I, too, like your gratitude lists. I know it's something i should consider doing, but I'm not quite there. Yet.

Chox said...

That post just gave me hope and inspiration. I'm going through a tough time right now (well, when am I ever not?) and it was what I needed to hear at that exact moment.

Thanks. :-)

Ricky!!! said...

YOu mean answering phone calls right?
That is very good news about your mom

Jake McCafferty said...

Good to hear your mother is making progress. Give her all our best.