is the principle behind the Eleventh Step of Alcoholics Anonymous.
This was a tough one for me. I was so close-minded about anything spiritual when I first joined AA. I was still under the belief that spiritual = religous.
Finally, my life unravelled enough that I was ready to her what I needed to hear. Someone shared in a meeting that ...
AA is not a religous program. Religion is for people who don't want to go to hell. Spirituality is for those who have already been there.
Those few words opened the door for me just enough that I could get past a lifetime of prejudice against God and church. It was then that I could finally let go of my obsession to drink alcohol and stay drunk.
Step 3 has changed my life. And it still does.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I've been in a serenity zone for the past week
that my perceptions rarely have any basis in reality
that I'll visit my Mom in her nursing home this morning -- after a workout at the gym and an AA meeting
for all the items in my RECOVERY TOOL BOX
(click to inspect)
that our new gym will open in a couple of weeks; in the meantime, another gym has agreed to let us members use their facilities
that I am an agent of Satan, per Mickey
that tomorrow is hAAlf nAAked thursdAAy (get those cameras out now!)
that the painter begins work in the bathroom today -- it should take 2 days
Creativity is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God.