Friday, April 21, 2006

New Ideas

"If we really depended upon God, we couldn't very well play God to our fellows nor would we feel the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care. These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making."
TWELVE STEPS and TWELVE TRADITIONS, page 116

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that everything around me reminds me that I am not God

to realize that power and control are usually detriments to my peace and serenity

for accountability -- to myself, to my Home Group, to those I love AND those I don't love and certainly to my Higher Power

that our Founder's Day events this weekend @ Lambda include 2 original short-movies about Life at Lambda, 2 recovery skits performed by Lambda members, a spaghetti dinner and a few reflections from Lambda members about what recovery there has meant to them

that I seem to be able to deal with beaureauocracy and red tape much easier than I used to

to see Queen Elizabeth celebrate her 80th birthday

for some much need rain this morning although we could have done without the high winds

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
-John Cage

8 comments:

Scott W said...

...nor would we feel the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care.

I am a slow learner.

Mary Christine said...

What a wonderful post. Thank you Daave.

Trudging said...

Wow she is 80!

Sober Chick said...

It is great to give God his job back -- He does a much better job than us alcoholics do. :) Sometimes I get the roles confused.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Happy Friday to you dAAve.
I see you,
JJ

Shannon said...

letting go of old ideas... depending on what they are and how they serve us, can be difficult, but worth it
great post Daave
Happy Fridaay

Mr. H.K. said...

Happy Birthday, Your Highness!

Cheers,

Mr. H.K.
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castor said...

Sure, you aren't god, but god is in you, Daave :-)
Have a nice weekend!