Friday, October 23, 2009

If we are painstaking ...




todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I know a new freedom and happiness
that I don't regret the past nor do I wish to shut the door on it
that I certainly comprehend the word serenity and I know peace
that I see how my experiences can benefit others
that feelings of uselessness and self-pity (sometimes) disappear
that I occasionally lose interest in selfish things a (lotsa work to do here) and usually have interest in my fellows
that self-seeking may one day slip away (hmmmmmmmmmm)
that my whole attitude and outlook upon life has changed
that my fear of people and of economic insecurity has lessened
that sometimes I intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle me
that a few times I've realized that my HP is doing for me what I cannot do for myself

If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail.
- Mark Spitz

8 comments:

Steve E. said...

What a word: PAINSTAKING. Does that mean it ain't easy?

Scott said...

I love the results of AA...

Scott W said...

I like how you have that all centered.

Mary Christine said...

Oh, I think this is not accurate at all. I think you could transcribe it just as written in the book and it would apply to you.

Tall Kay said...

Great (honest) translation! Happy Friday wishes to you! Stay dry.

Syd said...

I like those promises so much. They always give me goose bumps.

Bill said...

Mark Spitz is quite a sage.

Zanejabbers said...

Works for me.