Monday, March 20, 2006

Reasons

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I could make Mom smile yesterday and she even laughed out loud (as much as she can)

that we made big progress at the Roundup meeting Sunday

for service work -- it gets me out of my head!

for an impromptu meeting with a sponsee in his new, unfurnished apartment

for a nice birthday of friends and treats last Friday

for a successful fundraiser Saturday night of Fun, Fellowship and Fundraising

that I got to meet Scott's puppy

to be reminded that my addiction can't be cured; a former Lambda Center member (he quit going to meetings) committed suicide after he thought he was cured

that this blog hit 100,000 page views this morning

that redheaded gal is back blogging again

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reasons for remaining ashore.
-Vincent Van Gogh


9 comments:

Mary Christine said...

Thanks for a great list. Sorry about your friend who suicided. I am always grateful that I have never gotten so well that I thought I was cured.

Scott said...

dAAve, good morning! Sorry to hear about your friend.. I have lost two friends to this disease, via suicide... There but for the Grace of God go I... I never let my memories of them get too far distant, and I use their deaths to keep myself on track. So, at least they've not died totally in vain...

How do you get a "hit counter" on your blog?

Alexis said...

I'm sorry about your friend. It always hurts more (feels like it anyway) when they know the solution and don't do it. My condolences go out to you & his family & friends.

Congrats on 100,000 hits! You are popular!!! : )

Tab said...

My condolences to you and your friends family & friends.Its a tough way to lose someone.I wish you peaceful reflections during this time.It is nice to read so much about you and your Mom,making her laugh is the best thing!
Thanks for sharing~

Kenny said...

Thanks for making me do the Gong Show.

Do I know this person that died?

Shannon said...

Hey Daave, I am sorry about your friend... cunning powerful and baffling.....

they say our disease is out in the parking lot doing pushups waiting for, and I believe it is

I am grateful for this program to teach me these things, and for the grace and willingness to be teachable...

I hope you have a greaat daay

NMAMFQLMSH said...

We will never be cured....sorry to hear of your friends suicide....that just plain sucks.
I am glad you could make Mom smile and laugh. I miss my Mom.
And I wish I could of been there for the Gong show. The pictures Scott posted were great.
I see you bro!
JJ

red head gal said...

Imagine my surprise to see me in your blog! I'll try to keep it up.

Jake McCafferty said...

Congratulations on the blogging milestone and thanks for all the great posts.