Thursday, June 29, 2006

Love and Tolerance

We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next function is to grow in understanding and efffectiveness. This is not an overnight matter. It should continue for our lifetime. Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone. Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help. Love and tolerance of others is our code.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th edition, page 84

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that my Mom and I had a good laugh at a mistake her nursing home made. Their June invoice included 2 long-distance phone calls made from her room. I pointed out to them that she cannot speak! It turned out that the calls should have been charged to the room next to hers.

for the Happiness available to me as a result of Step 3
for the Freedom available to me as a result of Step 5
for the Joyousness available to me as a result of Step 12

that I can get out of my head long enough to assist other people; it seems like the more often I do this, the happier I am --- hmmmmmmmmmmmm

tha today I choose to be happy (it's that simple)

for further evidence that things work out when I get out of the way

that today is Scott's birthday!!!
Wow! Scott, you're as old as me some other people

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
-E.M. Forster

10 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Thank you for telling me it is Scott's B-day. I would of felt terrible if I didn't know.
As always a wonderful grateful list, a great HNT picture and once again thank you.
I see you,
JJ

Mary Christine said...

I am so glad your mom could laugh at that mistake. It made me laugh too.

Shannon said...

I am glad you guys laughed to
me I would of been mad (instant) and then realised its ook and can get fixed
I admired that you guys laughed!

Daily Piglet said...

[that I can get out of my head long enough to assist other people; it seems like the more often I do this, the happier I am --- hmmmmmmmmmmmm]

I think you are on to something Dave :) Let me know how that works out, and I might try it!

Scott W said...

Daffyd, thanks again for the plant.

Diego said...

right on the money......progress not perfection..

Scott said...

dAAve, that's pretty funny about the phone bill... Hey, you and Scott have a safe and fun trip to NYC, and for HP's sake try to leave the place at least as good as you found it!

Sober Chick said...

Good for your mom. It is so much more peaceful to laugh at something wrong than get irate about it. In the end I am glad it all worked out.

I am smiling :)

Gwen said...

"for further evidence that things work out when I get out of the way"

Sometimes I feel like I am constantly tripping over myself. Man thats annoying.

dbv said...

if you see liza, tell her i said "hey"... have fun, it's a great city to do that in...dbv