Monday, August 07, 2006

Action Points

This is not an uncommon sight in West Africa.
The best way to get from A to B.
I've seen many trucks overturned because of heavy and uneven loads. This truck still has some room on the roof for a few more passengers.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for quality time with my Mom

that the weekend is over; I've had worse, but those were before I quit drinking

that 3 years ago I found a Higher Power to guide me

for a reminder that I don't need to be a victim any more but I can always volunteer (lots of work to do on this one)

that recovery allows me to recognize my part in every situation that affects my life

for all of your wonderful comments on yesterday's post

for a couple of well-timed phone calls I received

that pause when agitated came in real handy for this guy yesterday and it seems to have happened without having to think about it

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
-Mary C. Crowley


recoveryroad said...

That truck looks like a 453 bus at Elephant & Castle during the afternoon rush hour!

Start now.

good advice.


Mary Christine said...

It occurs to me that SOMEBODY is coming up on his AA birthday. We can get pretty wacky leading up to those. This too shall pass.

Designer Girl said...

I lived in Haiti for seven years. There, the taxis are pickup trucks with benches in the bed, and the bed is then covered by the an upside-down bed liner, to create a canopy. We had a saying/joke about these taxis, which the Haitians call tap-taps:

Q: How many people can you fit into a tap-tap?

A: At least one more.

Shannon said...

OOOH nooo... :D
I like that start NOW..
Happy Mondaay dAAve : D

Gwen said...

Wow, the fact that I do not have to be transported in that fashion is most definitely something to be grateful about.


Tab said...

Have a beautiful Monday..
Thanks for sharing ~

muylajuana said...

I loved it that you told on yourself yesterday. Love the African truck. We saw similar in India. I rode the third class train at rush hour in Bombay--muy interesting what with people hanging on to the doors and out the windows. Once was enough.

JERKJ said...

Hi. I'm not in AA anymore, since everyone agreed that after 1 or 2 drinks, they could not stop, and that's not the case for me. I am happily in controll of my occasional 1 or 2. Can I still write to you from time to time, or am I out of the club, as it were? You have some good insites to humanity which I enjoy reading about. Wad'dya say, can I still play?

dAAve said...

jerkj -- of course you can still play

dbv said...

i thought the pic was another evacuation of the 9th ward in new orleans... it's not an uncommon site there either... i just never took a picture...