I was always able to see the flaw in every person, every situation. And I was always glad to point it out, because I knew you wanted perfection, just as I did. A.A. and acceptance have taught me that there is a bit of good in the worst of us and a bit of bad in the best of us; that we are all children of God and we each have a right to be here. When I complain about me or about you, I am complaining about God's handiwork. I am saying that I know better than God.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 4th Edition, page 417
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I don't try to be God as often as I used to
that my HP will guide me and offer me strength today as I do my very best at Doing the Next Right Thing
for getting so many little things accomplished yesterday, all day and evening until I went to bed
for a very nice meeting with a sponsee yesterday on the 7th step
for a nice lunch with Bob S. yesterday before he celebrates his 30th sober birthday
for a schedule full of recovery-related activity tomorrow, from 8am til midnight
that Justin got here safely from Austin - at 3:30 this morning - and that he celebrates his 5th sober birthday tomorrow at Lambda
that I will get a 1.5 hour long massage this afternoon - a fine stress reliever
You've got to continue to grow, or you're just like last night's cornbread--stale and dry.