Sometimes, my desk gets cluttered. I mean, really cluttered.
Bills that need to be paid, advertisements I don't want to throw away like carpet cleaning specials and 10% Off at Home Depot, IRS and tax papers that need to be filed, notes to myself about people I need to call about this or that, the list goes on and on and on and on.
The pieces of paper just keep piling up. It can become overwhelming. I know better.
To most normal people, this may be No Big Deal. To an alcoholic, it Can Be Huge!! We strive to keep our lives as simple as possible. I know things happen, things we must deal with; good and bad. But to let the small things pile up and add up without taking care of them is not a luxury any of us can afford.
Step 10 of Alcoholics Anonymous reads ... "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." This can apply to many facets of my life. Not just the people with whom I come into contact each day, but my whole life as it unfolds. I absolutely must keep my side of the street clean. And my desk too.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
... that I got most of my desk cleaned off yesterday after writing this post
... for a newcomer/First Step meeting at noon yesterday
... that I'm better at "being Happy instead of being Right"
... for the progression of recovery
... that my sponsor will be in the David Letterman audience today
... for a little talk with Jeanie P.
... that I'm comfortable being alone
... for Law and Order reruns (my favorite time-killer)
Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.