Friday, December 01, 2006

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Support World AIDS Day

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for a moment to remember all my friends who hae died from HIV/AIDS over the past 25 years and that today's technology and drugs can make it possible for so many to live relatively normal lives - click for more info on World AIDS Day

for my spiritual connection - it makes all things possible

for a nice lunch with da boys yesterday

that my chestnuts have never roasted on an open fire

that I will have breakfast with my sponsor at 6:30am and then go to 2 AA meetings this morning

that neither of my Grandma's was ever runover by a reindeer

for 1179 days without alcohol and 51 days without tobacco

that I've made a list and have checked it twice

that I have passion for Lambda Center and just enough creativity to make projects for myself there

that I'll be home for Christmas

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
-Booker T. Washington

12 comments:

Redhead Gal said...

Good thing about those chestnuts...

Mary Christine said...

Sounds like a great day.

Rhea said...

At the college where I work they are doing a lot of events today in honor of Worlds AIDS Day. Thanks for the reminder about this day.

Meg Moran said...

if you have chest nuts you should see a dr pronto

Trudging said...

I love reading Booker T. Washington. I understand however, he was a real bastard to work for.

SCoUt said...

dAAve:
I remember in the mid to late 80's watching EVERY SINGLE ONE of my gay male friends die from "The Big A."
We (women) never thought it would come for us -- guess what?
I, too, am grateful for the new medicine and research advances that have allowed this to not be an instant death sentence.
Thanks for an important post.
Peace and health,
Scout
P.S. I, too, am happy about your chestnuts, man.

Shannon said...

hmmm lemme guess, listening to Christmas Music? LOL

NMAMFQLMSH said...

hAAppy FridAAy
JJ

Sober Chick said...

Where is your Christmas icon Dave? No red hat?

Congrats on 51 smoke free days, that is glorious!

Anonymous said...

just passing through...wanted to congratulate you on staying sober. Please keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

"Made a list and checked it twice"... Hehehe

Tab said...

Very nice post today Daave...
also pleased to read you have never had your chest nut roasted...
(good to know...lol)
Have a pleasant weekend:)