Tuesday, August 11, 2009

just typing thru

  • an oldie but a goodie (IMHO)

    Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road.

    As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride.

    With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car.

    Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to

    'What in bag?' asked the old woman.

    Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, 'It's a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband.'

    The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said:

    'Good trade.....'

    todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

    for in-depth conversations with sponsees

    that I know my limitations, although I don't always remember them

    that Step 10 helps me to practice these principles in all my affairs ...
  • honesty
  • hope
  • faith
  • courage
  • integrity
  • willingness
  • humility
  • compassion
  • discipline
  • perseverance
  • awareness of my HP
  • service

    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    - Mahatma Gandhi


Mary Christine said...

Step 10 is a good one, eh?

Madison said...

Very nice way to start a day.

Scott W said...

Hey, there are twelve of them there principles!

Syd said...

Those principles are a way to live a good life. Thanks for sharing.

Tall Karen said...

If I showed up at a Texas Roundup in November, would you act like you don't know me? Just thinkin..

dAAve said...

Tall Karen - I'm not sure how to respond to your question. I don't know why you'd even ask it.

diane d said...

Love the joke!!
Nice take on step 10.

Carol said...

I'm hoping that I can remember that joke for my mtg tonight.

Steve E. said...

That joke is Thursday's "cookie meeting" choice this week.

I always did like Step 10...and 11...and