Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Just listening

by Mark Victor Hansen

Every person on the earth has the same number of hours in the day to work with. I have 24 hours, Bill Gates has 24 hours and so do you. It is up to each individual to decide how to occupy every minute. We can waste our days sleeping late, watching television, hating our jobs and wishing for a better life. Or we can spend most of the time we have been given creating that better life – a world devoted to improving ourselves and the lives of others.

How do you want to spend your days?

You have the power to live each day exactly the way you want to live it. Think about that - the resources to create the life you desire lie within your mind.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

to be a sober member of this community

for a very good meeting about Step 10 -- and that I realize that I often do not know when I have offended or wronged another person

The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.
-Corrie ten Boom


Trudging said...

Oh, step 10 is powerful

Pam said...

I know how I WANT to spend my day...I hope everyone else goes along with my plans ;)


Awesome post. I know how I spend my days now and I LOVE IT! And you of course.

Scott W said...

It is becomin increasingly clear that we experience the world and our lives through our thoughts. So I just want to have healthy thoughts that lead to a happy, loving and joyous days.

lushgurl said...

OK dAAve here is how I want to spend my day...I am a tall long legged blonde with lots of money to go shopping with...Oh crap, I opened my eyes...still me! I think I'll have a beautiful, clean and sober day instead!
love ya!

my word ver. says D-HOOP-HP- wonder what that means...

Mary Christine said...

What a great post, and photo. Thank you Daave.

Tab said...

the perfect day for just means..staying in the day..no matter what kind of shit is going on or what kind of wonderful things are going on..living life to the fullest simply starts with this current 24 hours ! true dat.
great share ..thanks Daave :)
Tab xo

jrhighpeteacher said...

Here's a quote from Grandma Moses: "I look back on my life like a good day's work; it was done and I am satisfied with it."

I like to spend my days being useful in my job, with my family, with my AA community.

I have the same hours as Bill Gates? Who knew! Awesome post!

Anonymous said...

thank you for your take on what we can each do with our day. i found it to be very motivating.

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Thanks for sharing visualize your perfect day. Have a world devoted to improving ourselves and the lives of others.

Meg Moran said...

cool picture of you visualizing...are ya thinkin about me yet? how bout now?
my word is xpnxpbg...I get the hard ones......waaaah!

Zane-nawwaa said...

I love this type of post. Keep em coming. Luv Ya.

One Drunk to Another said...

Oh, God's in charge of what I do. I just show up with my equipment ready. :-)


Syd said...

Thanks for reminding us about how valuable a day, an hour, and a minute can be. Life can and does change in a split second. I don't want to waste any of my days being angry, wanting to be someone I'm not or holding onto grudges.

Piglet said...

"that I realize that I often do not know when I have offended or wronged another person"

quite guilty of this myself. i am fairly certain it stems from never learning about boundaries until i got sober.