Tuesday, August 22, 2006

STEPping out

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I enjoy working the coffee bar at Lambda and get to talk to a lot of different people

that I'm beginning to do step work (Step One) again with my sponsor at just the right time as Hayden comes for a visit. hint: it ain't just about alcohol!

for awareness of concepts I never knew about when I drank

that today is APRIL'S 2nd sober birthday, drop by and give her a cyberhug

that I discovered a new recovery blogger on the Sobriety Society website;
say HI ! to the Cake Lady over at Happy Destiny Day

that I have the time (and desire) to sit and read most of the blogs listed on my sidebar

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Note: it was a strange afternoon around my townhouse. My next door neighbor's 15 year-old cat died. Not unexpectedly, of liver failure. Not an hour later, another neighbor was found dead in his bed. He was in his late 30's, a flight attendant, and a cocaine/crack/crystal meth addict. He was in total denial that he had a drug problem. He had learned how to fool the system and never have a "bad" urine test and was proud of that. He won't have to worry about that again because he has now failed the BIG test.

Have a GREAT day, y'all.

18 comments:

recoveryroad said...

You're absolutely right re Step #1. It isn't just about alcohol. It's always about my response to people places and things, but not always about booze.

A brave step (lol) to do another Step. Good luck.

:-)

Mary Christine said...

Those are some pretty funny looking kids.

Scott W said...

...cumming, baffling, powerful.

Ricky!!! said...

YOu are the Blogmaster
I know many people feel the same way I do, It means a lot to have you read posts

doughgirl said...

Thanks for reminding me of the reality that we all face should we decide that we are not quite through. These are the things I need to see and hear on a daily basis. It keeps me safe.

Luvya

Scott said...

yes my friend, our powerlessness extends well beyond drugd and alcohol, at least mine sure does!

Lex-Sunshine said...

Those 12 Steps will work on just about anything..... not just the booze. Good for you - using the tools in your tool box!! : )

A Tampa Realtor said...

Dave, thank you so much for commenting on my blog!!! Just looking at your blog this morning has filled me with much happiness! Thanks again!

Tab said...

self honesty and self care work takes gentle care but the rewards are wonderful..I know you are doing great..I can hear it coming up from your heart through your words you share here Daave..awesome:)
I linked the Cake Lady..great stuff.
I visited April,inspirational girl!
Nice to see me on your sidebar of blogs you like to visit :)
My heart goes out to the flight attendents family.
You have a great day too Daave!

Cake Lady said...

Hello Dave!
Powerlessness. Ain't it great? What a relief it was for me.

Thank you visiting Happy Destiny Day and for the mention in your post! I hope we celebrate many, many birthdays together.

Anna said...

Step 1 for me is people, places and things ... alcohol too.

piglet said...

You live in an exciting place eh?

That Emerson quote is my favorite.

Sober Chick said...

Thanks for the reminders (of SS), the birthday and the new blogger!

BigSkymAAck said...

I think I have seen some kids like those.

Carly said...

New posts from you are always a highlight. I never know what treasures are in store. LOL at the kids! And thanks for the links to check out.

lash505 said...

no doubt step 1 everyday nice baby photos of you family.

Gwen said...

I wish I had a coffee bar to work.

Thanks for Cake Lady!

G~

Sober @ Sundown said...

Hi dAAve,

I enjoy reading your posts. You find some interesting quotes.

Hope you are enjoying your evening.