Monday, November 06, 2006

It's So Obvious ...

Someone sent me a collection of Short Letters to God. I'll post one each day this week and maybe next week, except for hAAlf-nAAked thursdAAy, of course.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

It Is What It Is

that every day I have the opportunity to learn something I did not know the day before

for all of my commitments that force me to get out of the house

that I have my own personal and unique ways of isolating, often undetectable at first glance

that I am at least aware how my isolating is NOT my HP's will for me as it keeps me from doing good things for myself and others

for Starbucks, even by myself

that I got to listen (on Saturday Night) to a friend and fellow blogger tell a room full of recovering alcoholics his personal tale of addiction, lying, cheating and deception AND see how he has acknowledged and faced those problems with Courage and Grace and Dignity

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Mary Christine said...

I wonder if there is such thing as an AA member's gratitude list without Starbucks.

A Tampa Realtor said...

I can totally relate to the isolating... oh and everything else!

SCoUt said...

This blogger is going to open her own coffee shop (for real)so for sure it'll make my gratitude list.
We do love some coffee, huh, MC.
dAAve, love that letter you posted and will look forward to more.

Gwen said...

That is really cool. Looking forward to reading them.

Stop by to pick up your Holiday gifts for HigherPowered, HNT and SobrietySociety.


Redhead Gal said...

hi dAAve! They'll have to pry my coffee cup from my cold dead fingers, but it will probably be a Dunkin Donuts cup...

Alcoholic Brain said...

Great post! I have two cups...

lash505 said...

I fly when I drink coffee.. Its good and bad.