Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Serenity

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the concept of the process of living life in the moment

that a good attitude can get me through a tough situation with relative ease

that when I make a mistake, it's rarely life-threatening

that I get to meet with a potential new sponsee tonight

for a reminder a couple of days ago that the main purpose of service work in AA is to work one-on-one with another alcoholic

that my Mom inadvertently swallowed yesterday, just once, but that one swallow represented great progress in her start to recovery from her paralysis

for quiet time spent with Mom last night while she slept peacefully

that I'm able to view my self-centered, power-hungry, far-left liberal Democratic lawyer neighbor from a distance with some serenity as he forces his views and wishes on all around him no matter what the consequences -- One Man IS an Island

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
-Charles Kingsley

3 comments:

Shannon said...

HP, great attitude! You mom is in my prayers to continue to heal... Have a truly marvelous day!

sirreene said...

thinking about you too!

tbiscuit said...

funny you mention sitting with your Mom as she slept.

I sometimes sit in one of my kids' rooms and watch them sleep. I've done it since they were babies. Amazing how peaceful it is.

I bet your Mom used to sit and watch you sleep too. Funny how stuff comes full circle.