A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like."
The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, "You have seen Hell."
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, "I don't understand."
"It is simple" said the Lord, "it requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other."
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I could give my Mom some good financial news yesterday and see her reaction (she's not able to speak, but she can still smile)
that I get to know my recovery friends better through speaker meetings, but only if I'm there to listen
for my health and beauty (well, one out of 2 ain't bad)
for Tradition 7 of A.A., the topic of our 6:30am meeting today and that I was able to impart some knowledge to a few newcomers to the program
that I was able to sit through a 2-hour homeowner's meeting last night without just getting up and stomping out --- FYI - due to last year's hurricanes and the greed of ALL insurance companies, our property insurance has seen an increase of 270% this year over last year and it must be paid to satisfy the mortgage companies
that I can pay my part of this huge increase in insurance
that the last 3 words above all began with "in"
SELF-CENTEREDNESS IS A CASUALTY OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Denial Is Not a River in Egypt