Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Perseverance

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for a productive first meeting with a real estate agent at my Mom's home; we can move forward from this point - slowly and with a plan

even though I hve a plan, I have few expectations

that I've been able to dispose of almost all of my Mom's furniture to people who need it (or, in my case, want it) LOL

that I know how to shuffle papers with the best of 'em

that my recovery from alcoholism seems to follow me everywhere I go

that miralces happen as long as I don't give up

that I no longer act on all my initial impulses

that I'm not in New Orleans (Mardi Gras), Rio de Janeiro (Carnaval) or Trinidad (Carnival) this week

for the irony behind a request from New Orleans city leaders that those who move back/return to the city be prepared to roll-up thier sleeves and work and not just watch television; so many have been given so much for so long, they are too much of a drain on the fragile economy -- a lesson for the rest of America (which will go unheeded)

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
-Jose Addison

6 comments:

psychbaby said...

g'morning DAAve!

I enjoy reading your grAAteful posts. As I read each one, I immediately draw a correlation to my life, and what I'm grateful for today.

I haven't got that thought process going on routinely yet, so when I visit you, it puts me in that "mode."

Thank you. I'm grateful for that.
:)

Alexis said...

I wish you a day of miracles - don't give up 5 minutes before the miracle!

Shannon said...

I just love how your attitude of gratitude helps people Daave you ROCK!

Mary Christine said...

Can you imagine what your mother would be going through if her Daave was still drinking? I shudder to think. God Bless You Daave.

psychbaby said...

dUUde, I'm a '54 baby as well - April.
(just read your 100 things)
:)

Scott W said...

Hey, I'm a '54 too!