Monday, July 16, 2007

I am not perfect

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todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for the principles of Honesty, Open-Mindedness and Willingness

that my high-class problems are problems nonetheless -- to me

that I can see my part in those problems, thanks to the steps of AA

that all of those problems have solutions, although I may not like those solutions

that I can take credit for my successes and blame for my failures

that my sometimes turbulent relationship with Hayden remains pretty much rock solid in spite of me -- this relationship is by far the most difficult thing I have ever attempted

"Self righteous anger is character assassination."
Denial is Not a River in Egypt


Pam said...

Your quote on self righteous anger really hits home with me...I suffer terribly with this and pray about it DAILY. The character assassination part is something I've not really considered before. Damn...I think I'm having an epiphany(sp)!!!

Redhead Gal said...

Those things ought to be mandatory...
I put Cheerios in the toilet bowl to teach my sons proper aim.

Have a great day.

One Drunk to Another said...

Dave, your posts leave me so much to think about.

Mary Christine said...

Just don't throw a toothpick in the urinal so the bug can pole vault out!

lushgurl said...

I can take blame all right, it's the compliments (success) I have a tough time dealing with!

AWWW, the last three letters of word ver spell - lov!!!

Syd said...

Having relationships are difficult but so good and so much a part of me. I hear what you say about self-rightous anger. Anger is a killer for me. I stay away from it. Learning how to deal with anger is part of my recovery.

Tab said...

Leave it to true love to humble us and try ironing out our defects.
I have never been in such a solid bond as I am with Bob.I think once two people fall truly in love Dave,the willingness to work stuff out with healthy boundaries just keeps bringing our hearts closer to one another.What a gift in living well!!

Sober Chick said...

Hi dAAve,

You give me lots of hope. So glad that you are out there doing what you do . . .

Keep on working it, cuz it sure works : ) Hey I bet you knew that.

Clarity said...

Great gratitude list! Thanks!

peanut said...

Dear dAAve,

My how you have changed since I've known you. I think it's terrific that you and Hayden got back together.

Words can not describe how much I care for you.

I get alot from your Gratitude List every day.
thank YOU

Shannon said...

hey daave guess what??? I am not perfect either YAY what a relief a?
and I understand what you mean about your relationship with Hayden being most difficult.
I think we alcoholics are retarded when it comes to relationships, and I dont mean just partner relationships, but almost everyone. thanks for posting and being not perfect

piglet said...

LOVE that idea of the fly. i am going to do that for my son :)