"I kept asking myself, "Why can't the twelve steps work to release depression?" By the hour, I stared at the St. Francis Prayer ... "it's better to comfort than to be comforted". Here was the formula, all right, but why didn't it work? Suddenly, I realized what the matter was. My basic flaw had always been dependence, almost absolute dependence, on people or circumstances to supply me with prestige, security, and the like. Failing to get these things according to my perfectionist dreams and specifications, I had fought for them. And when defeat came, so did my depression.
There wasn't a chance of making the outgoing love of St. Francis a workable and joyous way of life until these fatal and almost absolute dependencies were cut away."
Bill Wilson, Grapevine, 1953
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that it's so much easier to recognize when I'm "out of sorts" with myself than it used to be
that I have some tools to deal with my feelings and they work WHEN I'M WILLING TO USE THEM!
that once again, my HP inserted someone into my day just when I needed it and for all the right reasons
a friend in the hospital is OK after sudden and unexpected surgery
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.