todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for Mom's road trip yesterday to the dentist - a highly successful journey and her first descent into the outdoor world in 6 weeks
that I can be there today for her so that my sister doesn't have to shoulder the total weight of our Mom's illness
for the 2 most important words in Step Six of AA's Twelve Steps -- "were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character"
that as each day passes, I try a little bit less to hold on to some of my most glaring character defects
that these days my behaviour reflects my program of sobriety
for quiet afternoons and peaceful evenings by myself
that I almost always enjoy being with me
"If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.
If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming."
GOETHE via POSTCARDS FROM HELL'S KITCHEN 12/12/05