Monday, February 20, 2006

The Open Door

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that my Mom loves to watch figure skating; she's had plenty of time for it

that by practicing these principles in all my affairs, I have nothing to worry about (if you're not in recovery, you probably won't understand this)

for a super-busy weekend and that I've been able to take things as they come

that when one door closes, another opens and I don't have to wait long in the hallway

for a couple of AA meetings focused on relapse; reminders that this alcoholic cannot have that choice

that I have friends who have relapsed, but were able to come back for another opportunity before it was too late

that I can be there for one-on-one talks with friends who need to vent

that I don't need to hide my feelings from friends

that I have gotten back to my (ab)normal sleep pattern

that global warming doesn't live up to its hype

that a friend from Austin will be here to visit this weekend after a 4 month absence

for the new look in my townhouse with some new paint and Mom's art-deco furniture

He who is outside the door has already got a good part of his journey behind him.
-Dutch proverb


Scott said...

dAAve, you always have great gratitude lists, sounds to me liek you have a heck of a program and HP down there in H-Town! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Christine said...

Nice Monday Morning List Daave.

sirreene said...

Figure Skating is the Best!

Alexis said...

I'm glad your friends made it back. I was told they are doing Scouting missions for me. Whenever somebody come back and says it was great out there, then I can go too.

Sam said...

"practicing these principles in all my affairs"

Cool that we've both written of this today...

Take care!

Mr. H.K. said...

Reminds me of that song from Mame. "Open a New Window"...

Shannon said...

i get it

SoberSunday said...

I'm right there with you about not having the option to go back out there. I also agree that you don't have to wait long for God to open new doors. I have seen that happen in my life recently.