Friday, July 14, 2006

Serenity

"Whenever I find myself under acute tensions, I lengthen my daily walks and slowly repeat our Serenity Prayer in rhythm to my steps and breathing.
If I feel that my pain has in part been occasioned by others, I try to repeat, "God grant me the serenity to love their best, and never fear their worst." This benign healing process of repetition, sometimes necessary to persist with for days, has seldom failed to restore me to at least a workable emotional balance and perspective."
AA Grapevine, March 1962

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that for me, serenity means happy, joyous and free during the good times and calm and sober at all other times

that I spent a good deal of the day with my Mom yesterday -- on the road and at the dentist's office -- and not once did I become impatient or morose -- this is INCREDIBLE for me!

that she tries her absolute hardest to participate in her life these days, although she tires very quickly

that, early on in my sobriety, I heard that when AA'ers relapse, it's because of not practicing Step 6 -- I shall never forget this

for a 5am, 30-minute phone call from a friend who just needed to talk

that I woke up at 4:30am LOL

for a nice, unexpected visit from Rodney yesterday; we had an impromptu AA meeting while sitting at my desk

that I am hiring a maid service beginning today; my townhome needs it

All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within, and you will surely find it.
-Eileen Caddy

14 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Please please please send the maid my way when you are done with he/she.
Please!
I see you,
JJ

Melody said...

I can call you at %:00am !!!!Made my day !!!!Thanks for step 6 are in order !!!xoxoxo

Scott W said...

You have a he/she for a maid?

Matt said...

Ooooh...is it one of those nude male maids? I need to get me one of those.

It's InTheBook said...

I currently am staying with my friend/sponsee J, who has a maid service once a week. It's fabulous. I've kept house for years and it's the most wonderful thing to have a hiatus from cleaning toilets, dusting, sweeping ... Oh wait, I really rarely did those things. I just lived in a sloppy apartment. hee hee

Suz

Scott said...

great serenity reading this morning, thanks!

Diego said...

You are the man dAAve......keep up the good work and persevere even when you start to feel like the rewards are no longer enough......

Lex-Sunshine said...

Dang! Who wakes up at 4:30? The odds are better that I would still be up from the night before!! Ouch! But so kind of you to answer the phone call from a friend : ) You are Wonderful!!!

Tab said...

did you wake up at 4:30am or were you still up at 4:30am? lol

I think that if fab' you are getting yourself a maid!
For all you do for others,you deserve that for yourself , cool.

Serenity is a beautiful word that I am still working at living everyday.
When I do feel it, it basicly calms my soul with in these bones & brains
I love it.
Also,walking along
the beach beneath a soothing breeze,really puts me at peace on earth..ahhh...the beach & lakes :)

okay..another great post and long ass comment from me..

Thanks for sharing~

Mary Christine said...

We all want your maid. Step Six, huh? It separates the men from the boys... and the women from the girls.

Daily Piglet said...

Ah maid service, whoo hoo!!!1

muylajuana said...

House cleaners....YESSSSSS!!!

Mr. H.K. said...

Glad to hear you had a good day with your Mum!

And I loved that quote...

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