Friday, February 24, 2006

Appreciation

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.
-Loretta Lynn

5 comments:

Scott said...

aaahh one of my fave passages in the BB! thanks for sharing that this morning!!

have a peaceful day!

Alexis said...

have an AAwesome massage - enjoy every minute of it!

sirreene said...

and here's to a happy ending to that massage!

Shannon said...

OOOH I soooo needed to remember I am not GOD.. LOL I dont really think that, but I did think I knew better than someone and hurt their feelings, which I am working to make right, thanks for putting that in your blog todaay Daave you are soooo cool!

12StepSteve said...

Thank you for the great reminder - that particular passage is something that this alcoholic/addict needs to hear on a regular basis.