Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Balance

Seek balance.
Balance emotions with reason.
Combine detachment with doing our part.
Balance giving with receiving.
Alternate work with play, business with personal activities.
Balance caring about others with caring about ourselves.
THE LANGUAGE OF LETTING GO, page 84

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I have reached the point in my recovery to try to (finally) achieve some semblance of balance in my unbalanced lifestyle

for the wonderful and care-free feeling that has been inside my head the past 3 days

for phone calls both received and made last night

for further realizations: that all through my drinking years, I called myself an independent loner, able to function and function well without help from anyone, while in fact I was an isolator -- and often times still am -- but there has been tremendous progress in that category

that today I absolutely know that if I want to have friends, it can't just be on my terms

that today's date does not give me any negative feelings because I choose for it to be that way

IF WE LOOK CLOSELY, WE WILL SEE THAT WE ARE GIVEN EVEN AMOUNTS OF BLESSINGS AND SORROWS.
DENIAL IS NOT A RIVER IN EGYPT

10 comments:

Ricky!!! said...

"for the wonderful and care-free feeling that has been inside my head the past 3 days" = More pink cloud :)

Lex-Sunshine said...

today's date doesn't have any negative connotation for me either - I've got 18 months today! : )

Love the quote on balance too - work some, play some, eat some, sleep some..... a little of this, a little of that..... makes for a good day

Anonymous said...

How peaceful and wonderful you must feel DAAve.
xoxo
~Tia
psychbaby.com

Tab said...

This post is why I love to Blog!!!
You rock daave:)
Thanks for sharing !

Mark W. said...

dAAve,

Thanks for the link :-)

Nice post, very nice. If it is a pink cloud as Ricky said, ride that baby for all it's worth!

Congrats on 18 mos. lex!

Mark

sera said...

Cool. keep on keeping on...

Sober Chick said...

You sound wonderful dAAve. It is nice when our heads are not rambling on in that old way.

Diego said...

"independent loner"...that's funny...I like that....I'll have to share that at a meeting....I could be sicker then most....

Shannon said...

good stuff dAAve!
and thanks for reminding us that todaay can be a great day regardless of the date

Mary Christine said...

You sound great :)