Monday, July 16, 2007

The Eyes Have It

In London last week, we thought about taking a ride on the London Eye (pictured here).
After gathering our thoughts, that excursion was declined. But we did walk past it on the Waterloo Bridge so I snapped this photo.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I got to hear the AA story of a 21 year-old man. He is a mature and responsible man, not a kid. A guy who lived to drink - from ages 8 until 13, when he got sober. Next month, this 21 year-old man celebrates his 8th year of life without alcohol and it is truly a miracle.

even though my low self-esteem weighed heavily on me this past weekend, I dealt with it as you guys have suggested and I came out on the other side a-OK (once again)

that I can go through a lot of emotional turmoil (created by moi) and have no thoughts about drinking, smoking or entertaining other life-threatening addictions

tha my eyesight is not getting any better (I have to use reading glasses) and it may soon be is time to see a professional about my options

that Kenny's eyesight has stabilized, with medication

for the power of observation coupled with the gift of silence

"Stop doing what you always did and start doing what you never did."
DENIAL is Not a River in Egypt


Pam said...

Hi you. It's 5:20am and I'm just now posting...jeeeze.
"for the power of observation coupled with the gift of silence" HEY you have given me what I intend to work on today. Yahoo, I don't have to think about just handed it to me in your Post.
Have a fab day.

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

wow. ive NEVER met someone who got sober as young as 13. amazing. cool.
LOVE the quote. do what you NEVER did one..
yeah I havent been on the london eye either..

Redhead Gal said...

Stupid Americans that we are, my family spent some time in Paris a few years ago wondering where that ferris wheel was....thank God we didn't ask a local!!

Mary Christine said...

Thanks for the pic. Glad you are feeling better.

peanut said...

yes, observing and remaining silent - sounds like a goal I need to nurture.

thanks for sharing that. It hit home for me too.

Yes, please, take care of your eyes.

We're getting to "that age."

Love you. See you later I hope.

Trudging said...

I have known a few people who sobered up at 17 or 18 but, 13 is amazing!

Tab said...

I have been putting off getting my eyes checked.You go

Your post always have a silver lining Dave.I am so grateful I found your blog for it shares so much hope life and love!

Thanks for being you~

Shannon said...

I would be scurred to ride that thing LOL
wow 8 yrs sober at 21- I knew a gurl who got sober and has stayed sober since she was 13- I love this program. that is awesome!

johno said...

I like the denial is not a river!! makes me smile everytime. London eye, yeh its cool, not scary, loads a time to get pictures, you can see all over (on a clear day. For me, 3 times now, its no longer pleasurable. I choose NOT to "ride" the eye with relatives and fiends who come down. Glad you both had an good time :)

Todd HellsKitchen said...

That looks a picture postcard! Sweet!