Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Reconstruction


from ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,
page 215 (4th edition)

"How does prayer fit into this thing?"
"Well," he answers, "you've probably tried praying like I have. When you've been in a jam, you've said, 'God, please do this or that,' and if it turned out your way that was the last of it, and, if it didn't, you've said 'There isn't any God' or 'He doesn't do anything for me.' Is that right?"


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I've gotten past telling my Higher Power what he/she needs to do if he/she wants me to gain acceptance of a person, place, thing, event or situation

that I will stop for a visit with my Mom on the way to the airport to pick up Hayden

that Hayden is such a fine dancer (see post below)

that BRAD of This Unmanageable Life celebrated his 1 year AA birthday yesterday

that I do this list each weekday -- early in my sobriety, I heard that it's impossible to be grateful and angry at the same time and I am now a firm believer in that

for all of your kind and constructive comments during my recent mental meltdown

that I have finished all of my holiday shopping (I think)

tha tomorrow is

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
-Christopher Robin to Pooh

7 comments:

Pam said...

I'm glad for your gratitude also. Mainly because it comes first thing in the morning...and gets me going.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Hayden does rock.
JJ

Mary Christine said...

MC predicts:
Your mood is about to improve greatly!
Have fun.

Trudging said...

Lets hear it for Hayden

Rex said...

Sounds like a wonderful life...I haven't quiet quit playing God myself, but you've given hope it is possible

Scott said...

I am glad you're able to spend the Holidays with Hayden, how very nice is that? And, I am furthermore, glad to hear you're mental meltdown thingee is passing!

Shannon said...

there you are... did you know you were moving yesterdaay?