Monday, April 17, 2006

Dancing with Thoughts

Someone shared at a meeting ...

(paraphrased) "At the nursing home where I work with patients with dementia, a resident came to me and wanted to talk. As she began to speak to me, she said she forgot what she wanted to tell me. I told her that happens to me all the time; that my thoughts often just fly right out of my head. She then told me that if I see a thought flying past that doesn't belong to me, to grab it because it is hers."

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I got Mom out of the nursing home for a visit to my sister's house, 20 minutes away; this was her first non-doctor journey since Christmas

that my very-selective memory keeps telling me to continue to Keep Coming Back

for another weekend full of sobriety and serenity

that 2 years and 7 months and 2 weeks ago, I didn't give up 5 minutes before the miracle

for all of the people at meetings with very little sober time and know that they have so much potential

that each day, I must remember about Honesty, Open-Mindedness and Willingness

that KENNY celebrates 2 years of sobriety today - stop by and say howdy!

**NOTE** if you want a Sobriety Society banner, scroll down to yesterday's post

You can't be afraid of stepping on toes if you want to go dancing.
-Lewis Freedman


9 comments:

recoveryroad said...

Thanks, Dave.

:-)

xxx

Trudging said...

Great story!

Lex-Sunshine said...

Love the story!

Its awesome that you're doing SO much for your mom! That's wonderful to hear! let me say thankyou to YOU on her behalf. You're a GREAT son!

and I'm taking a Sobriety Society banner. LOVE IT!!!!

Sober Chick said...

Did she ever get her thought from you?

lex-sunshine is right, your mom is blessed to have you.

Kenny said...

Holy molly, when I first read your poset, I thought for a moment you were talking about me. I'm so full of myself.

But I will have ONE year pretty soon!

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Happy one day after Easter! Happy Monday! Happy everything!
I see you,
JJ

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

Thanks for the post. Your mother is lucky indeed.

Mike

Mary Christine said...

I love the image of thoughts flying around... thanks.

lash505 said...

Very cool, however if my thoughts flew around it would be dangerous.