"We have learned that the satisfaction of instincts cannot be the sole end and aim of our lives. If we place instincts first, we have got the cart before the horse. We shall be pulled backward into disillusionment. But when we are willing to place spiritual growth first -- then and only then do we have a real chance."
TWELVE STEPS and TWELVE TRADITIONS, page 114
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for a powerful meeting with a sponsee yesterday - all about Step 8
that I grow so much when doing step-work with other alcoholics
for a series of little coincidences that I've experienced the past few days; some might call these God Shots
that my friend Justin is in town for the weekend
that my friend Liz has returned safely from 4 weeks visiting Australia
for the lovely weather we're having this week
that I got to watch 2 Astros games on TV yesterday while I did some housework
that I hope everyone has a Good Friday, unless you're not Christian. Then I hope you have a Great Friday.
that I rarely feel the need to be politically correct (that's obvious by some of the mild pictures I post)
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.