Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Trying to do the Right Things

Prayer and meditation are our principal means of conscious contact with God.

As we have seen, self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures. It is a step in the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help. Yet it is only a step. We will want to go further.

TWELVE STEPS and TWELVE TRADITIONS, pages 96, 98

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the progress I am making with Mom's house insofar as getting it cleaned out

the 20 yard (20' X 8' X 4') dumpster is now half full, certainly not half empty LOL

thta I am finding items I have not seen in 40 years (ie: children's books and some teenage pictures)

that today I am terminating my Mom's home phone; it's been in continuous service for over 43 years

for those times during each day that I take a moment and speak to my HP

for the different hats I wear as secretary of Lambda Center

for a surprise visit last night from my 27 yr-old nephew

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.
-Kahlil Gibran

6 comments:

castor said...

You are really a sweet son, Daave!

Great quote by Gibran, certainly he didn't know such a nice boy like that of the video :-)

Alexis said...

love the 12 x 12 quote. thanks for sharing it.

Shannon said...

I always love your attitude of gratitude

Mary Christine said...

I am glad the dumpster is half full. It must be emotional to be going through all that stuff. Memories....Life...

lash505 said...

Very nice dave, I am a secretary as well in a large meeting.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

The best part of cleaning out my parents house was finding all the old pictures, books, etc...
I'm grateful for you HP.
I see you,
JJ