Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Pumping it Up

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

to be visiting my Mom this morning

that she is continuing with more physical and speech therapy

that her nursing home has a computer workstation for residents; for the surprised look on my Mom's face when I brought up this website

that I went to 3 entirely different AA meetings yesterday, 2 of which dealt with Step 3

for the Serenity offered me by practicing Step 3 of Alcoholics Anonymous

that my sister and I get along so well and can be honest with each other

that I am well enough to offer myself to be of service to others - physically, mentally and emotionally - in and out of recovery

for the inner feelings that when I've done the right thing, I've tossed out one more opportunity to screw up

that I have uncovered a wealth of pictures my Mom had stored under her bed, in closets, in boxes, for decades, some of which may find their way onto this site in the future

that baseball fans were blessed with the life of Kirby Puckett, who died yesterday at the age of 45

Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less.
-Ken Blanchard


Mary Christine said...

Thanks for your list. I bet your mom was surprised!


Mom's going to be reading the blog? Hi Mom!
I see you,

Ricky!!! said...

Oh crap, I didn't know he died. I knew he had a stroke.
Hope your mom's visit goes well. C ya soon!!!

sirreene said...

I never knew who was responsible for that great quote.

12StepSteve said...

Hi Mom

You raised a great son!

Shannon said...

HI Daave and daaves mom

my mom read my blog too

for now that is the most she has ever gotten to know me

I feel blessed that she reads my blog and now your mom may get to know you even more

RIP Kirby

Trudging said...

I live in Minneapolis for 14 years and got sober there. Even when I had the cheap seats for the Twins games I could always pick Kirby out. He had a very distinctive butt.