Friday, January 20, 2006

I'm here to tell you ...

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that Mom accepts that she can never drive again; she's letting me sell her car

for small unsolicited gifts from a fellow blogger who sees me

for the theory on forgiveness I heard at an AA meeting -- that if I go around forgiving others for what I assume or perceive they have done to me, I am arrogantly acting as though I am right and they are wrong; in other words, I am playing God

that I behaved myself at our annual Townhome Association General meeting last night by using several tools I found in my recovery tool box

for the following passage from DAILY REFLECTIONS...

"Today I humbly ask my Higher Power for the grace to find the space between my impulse and my action; to let flow a cooling breeze when I would respond with heat; to interrupt fierceness with gentle peace; to accept the moment which allows judgement to become discernment; to defer silence when my tongue would rush to attack or defend."

6 comments:

Sam said...

"for the theory on forgiveness I heard at an AA meeting -- that if I go around forgiving others for what I assume or perceive they have done to me, I am arrogantly acting as though I am right and they are wrong; in other words, I am playing God"

I've heard similar on tolerance. That to tolerate is to judge; acceptance is the way.

Great quote!

NMAMFQLMSH said...

:)
I'm glad you behaved last night but sometimes not behaving can be fun. I'm shutting up now and going to buy some ginger for my tea.
I see you,
JJ

Tab said...

thank you for the daily reflection.
helped me to set a peaceful pace for myself today.
thanks for sharing.
Tab

Mary Christine said...

I always say that in order to forgive I must first judge. But people don't like to hear this, so I have learned to keep my trap shut. Thanks for sharing. You put it better than I usually do.

Ricky!!! said...

That theory on forgiveness is new to me.
I think forgiveness is something that is done between me and the higher power.

Mr. H.K. said...

Good for your Mom. That's a hard one!