Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Social Insecurity

"But it is from our twisted relations with family, friends, and society at large that many of us have suffered the most. We have been especially stupid and stubborn about them. The primary fact that we fail to recognize is our total inability to form a true partnership with another human being. Our egomania digs two disastrous pitfalls. Either we insist upon dominating the people we know, or we depend upon them far too much. If we lean too heavily on people, they will sooner or later fail us, for they are human, too, and cannot possibly meet our incessant demands. In this way our insecurity grows and festers. When we habitually try to manipulate others to our own willful desires, they revolt, and resist us heavily. Then we develop hurt feelings, a sense of persecution, and a desire to retaliate."
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, page 53

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that my Mom has enough snap left to remember birthdays and other important dates; ie: tomorrow is my sister's 55th b-day and she continues to remain 21 months older than me

that I am still in a sort of feeling-good-in-recovery-zone -- it's like whatever happens just doesn't seem to matter because I know it will be OK and I don't need to worry about it or try to change it -- I also know this is temporary and I should enjoy it while it lasts - LOL

that my prostate exam was negative and the doctor used a glove; I did not, however, get a date or even a free dinner out of the experience; I may have to change doctors

for a phone call from a newcomer on his 4th day sober; this rarely seems to happen even though I give out a self-made business-type card with my picture and contact info on it to many newcomers

that I'll actually get in 3 official workouts with my trainer this week

that I may never learn to never say never

that this is my 1500th post since I began blogging in December 2004

I am trying this litle piece of software today.
Give it a try if you are willing ...



"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."
-Oscar Wilde

9 comments:

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Happy 1500th! Dag, that makes feel old...!

Scott W said...

I would never call you Dag.

Mary Christine said...

You guys make me laugh. Congrats on your 1500th post. That is a lot of gratitude!

Lounge Daddy said...

egomania can really trip me up - that's fo' shiz.
I like the little survey, yo.
peace ouuuut!



...I'm such a boob

Ricky!!! said...

Oh yes..congrats...
Cool poll. Unfortunately, i fell into the 1-3 per week category at the moment

Zane-nawwaa said...

Well i polled in the Middle. As for a prostate exam, I always ask the Doc if it was good for him too.

Syd said...

dAAve, glad that your exam was negative. I'd rather not have that exam but at least there isn't a speculum involved.

Syd said...

dAAve, glad that your exam was negative. I'd rather not have that exam but at least there isn't a speculum involved.nzf

Shannon said...

LOL ya'all