Wednesday, April 25, 2007
How Did This Happen?
"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I have a Higher Power in my life that doesn't appear in liquid form or contain any grain product
that I went to bed sober last night and woke up this morning without a hangover or rum on my breath
that I continue to go through each day without a desire for a beer, a rum/coke or a cigarette
that I have not yelled at a person that I don't know for almost 4 years
that I can drive down any street these days without the fear of a cop stopping me
that I no longer need to make dumb excuses or lie to my friends/family about why I can't attend an important function
that I have the opportunity each day to actually get things accomplished after 9am
that I no longer worry every day about having Parkinson's Disease (which turned out to be Delirium Tremens) nor do I have to consume several alcoholic drinks in order to calm my shakes enough to write on a piece of paper
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
-Thich Nhat Hanh
RARE RANT/RAVE: I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but I just feel like it's time to say something.
I don't like being forced to do anything. Duh.
There are some blogs that I read (well, used to read) that have a music video or soundtrack that plays when the blog comes up. I have stopped reading those blogs. I don't want to be forced to listen to your favorite music while I am trying to read. I know that in most cases I can mute the sound, but why bother? There's 100 other blogs that I can give my attention to.
So, if your blog is one that plays a soundtrack, now you know why I probably haven't been making comments on it.