Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Jump in, the water's fine


"We are sure God would like to see us happy, joyous and free. Hence, we cannot subscribe to the belief that this life necessarily has to be a vale of tears, though it once was just that for many of us. But it became clear that most of the time we had made our own misery."
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, page 133


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I often don't understand the dynamics of living this life, but it's usually because I don't need to

for a new-found ability to keep my damn mouth shut; I don't know where this has come from, but it really comes in handy!

for AA meetings that focus on acceptance; a subject that I can't get enough of

that I am sober

if I am going to put myself out there, I have to be willing to take whatever criticism comes my way

"Worry doesn't prevent disaster.
It prevents joy."
Denial Is Not a River in Egypt

11 comments:

Redhead Gal said...

Learning when to keep my mouth shut and when to speak up has been one of my hardest life lessons...and it ain't over yet!

Pam said...

I thought of you yesterday, in your quest to keep your mouth shut, I decided to join you....when I REALLY wanted to "set someone straight" on their blog entry. OH good grief Pammie....it's their blog, they can say whatever they want....my righteous indignation was loud in my head....but I kept it in my head, and I felt victorious over my impulse. ANYWAY..just wanted you to know that I am practicing with you, you seem to be doing better than me. That's OK...I'm working on it.

dAAve said...

Well, Pam, practice makes progress.

Mary Christine said...

hmmmm. Maybe I should keep my mouth shut today too?

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Clever face painting!

Clarity said...

Keeping my mouth shut goes against my instinct. It can be so hard!!! But so worth it!!!

Syd said...

I practice zipping it up as much as I can. I just watch the action and make sure that I don't enter the fray. Restraint of tongue and pen!

msb said...

Thanks dude for the great pic and the one about keeping my mouth shut

Shannon said...

cool pic
and I love the ability to keep my mouth shut.., whew

lushgurl said...

Having a teenaged daughter allows me lots of moments to practice biting my tongue...now if only I could teach my AAngel to do the same LOL.

lash505 said...

I need to keep my mouth shut..