Friday, February 09, 2007

Big foot Friday


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for meeting topics yesterday of: Tradition 7 and Honesty -- a nice combination (I may try to begin putting the meeting topics from the previous day's meetings here, just to see what comes up)

that the words "may" and "try" are both legal loopholes, or other ways to describe my inaction

that I picked up the phone to call Hayden yesterday (an international call) and he was already on the other end, calling me (to be fair, we were working out some travel arrangements, but it was just very strange that we would be calling each other at exactly the same moment since we had not spoken since the day before)

that my therapist has pinpointed my fear of abandonment and fear of trust in others as probably my most prominent fears - they seem to be at the root of many of my defects of character (behaviour)

for awareness, which is how recovery progresses

for a reminder from Pam that today I get to choose how I will treat people - it's my decision and mine alone

for another nice turnout at HNT yesterday - I wish all of you guys would link back to your blogs

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
-Paul Boese

15 comments:

Pam said...

I can tell that I have not done my meditation this morning, because after reading your post, instead of focusing on the positive, my mind is spinning off on how I can get away with using "may" and "try" at work today (hee hee). I love the phone thing!
I admire your therapy work.....and "WORK" is the key word there......and that me amigo, is exhausting!! Good for you.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Have a good Friday dAAve.
JJ

Mary Christine said...

Don't step on the toes of THAT guy (your picture) and have a happy Friday.

lash505 said...

damn you have a big foot daave. I am on blog lockdown, its like a blog prison. Blogspot needs to evaluate my blog. Could be removed..big brother?

Trudging said...

I love the picture

Lex-Sunshine said...

That phone thing is just awesome! Little moments like that make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Have a great weekend!

lushgurl said...

Does honesty include giving, not taking from the seventh??? LOL
Funny how things work huh, the phone thing and you sharing your fear of abandonment.
One of my biggest fears is of rejection, it gave me a reason to never reach out to anyone before. Today I made a call to a friend I haven't seen for a while and I'm ok if he doesn't call back...

Tab said...

I like your therapist.

Happy Friday...thank you for all you share here with us Daave..
xo

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Have a wonderful weekend, dAAve. Does it look like Pam's foot?

Ricky!!! said...

Hey Dave..
Funny. I just met with my sponsor and my fear of abandonment was the topic of the our meeting.
Good Post

Sober @ Sundown said...

Hi dAAve,

This is a really thoughtful gratitude list.

Meg Moran said...

glad your fears are narrowed down, mine seem so numerous sometimes...sigh

I don't know how to link back on HNT, but I will try to read up and figure it out. See? I'm even afraid to admit that.....

Scott said...

looks like someone has some big shoes to fill!!!

Shannon said...

HI

Todd HellsKitchen said...

You know what they say: Big feet...

Big...

... (socks).