Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Courage, occasionally




The Happy Couple



todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that when I woke up this morning, I was the me I am getting to know. I prayed to my HP for guidance to do His will instead of mine (which is my instinct).

for the WE of the program of A.A. -- yesterday my brain was acting up on me and the insanity would not stop. I was making assumptions because of misguided perceptions that had nothing to do with any reality and as each minute passed, it got worse. I prayed to my HP to please help me, to please make it stop! Within seconds, a friend in recovery who had just returned after a relapse asked to talk with me. After speaking with him for about 10 minutes, he asked me to sponsor him and help him with the steps. From that moment, my own insanity took a back seat to his. My HP works in mysterious and somewhat unpredictable ways. The remainder of the day flew by as usual.

that I can make phone calls these days to admit when I'm nutty and remain accountable to others and myself

that I treated myself to an hour-and-a-half-long massage

for the power and sensibility in this reading (you may have seen it already, but for most of us, it's worth reading repeatedly)

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
-Rabindranath Tagore

16 comments:

Redhead Gal said...

It's amazing how what you need appears when you need it.

Have a great day.

Pam said...

gosh, I wish I had called you yesterday...I had an insane day also....but was not able to get out of it........you my friend took action LONG before I did. I could not think of the right thing to do! Glad you're there Dave, to remind me "when all else fails, work with another alcoholic"

NMAMFQLMSH said...

It amazes me how much insight you have into yourself. An hour and a half massage...sharing is caring. Don't mind me I haven't slept.
JJ

dbv said...

powerful reading in that link!! thanks for sharing!!

Scott said...

I am glad that you HP showed up when He did :-)

That was a nice reading!

Mary Christine said...

Working with a newcomer will always make our problems seem small.

Scott W said...

We have all had enough at one time, it's what brings us into the rooms. It's always good to reread that article.

Tab said...

I love everything you share here with us Daave..thanks for being you.

recoveryroad said...

What Scott said, really. :-)

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Thank for sharing, dAAve. An hour and a half massage...so be it.

Shannon said...

I like how Mary Christine pointed out to me that its our brains attacking us...

I just love how God works... :)

A Tampa Realtor said...

Holy sh!t, after reading that post, I just realized I need to call someone and get out of my head. I am starting to lose it today!

Thanks Dave, you have helped me out again!

Lounge Daddy said...

Reading your post really helped me. Thanks, Dave.

It's interesting how helping others can also be pretty therapeutic for us personally. :)

Trudging said...

Yep, just what you need.

Piglet said...

i'm corn-fused. you have two blogs?

dAAve said...

piglet --
yes, I guess I do. I only have 4 postings on the "dAAve and more" site. I use that address more for storage than anything else.