Monday, April 05, 2010

another new week




todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I discovered a healthy boundary I didn't know I had -- it seems to have developed during the past year (Al-Anon?)

that I no longer drink nor do I have any desire or temptation to drink, but some of my other addictions and obsessions are in full bloom

an AA friend once said that recovery is a life of diminishing addictions; I am finding this to be true

that it's baseball season -- the Astros begin their season tonight


If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
- Mary Pickford


13 comments:

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

:) YAY for healthy boundries!

Have an AWESOME DAY DAAVE!!!!

Mary Christine said...

Happy Monday Daave.

Joe said...

Have a great sober day.

Last night we had the Red Sox home opener. We live close to Fenway so my son and I went out on our balcony and watched while the jets passed our house on their way to do the flyby. Third year in a row we have managed to catch them. It's fun to run back into the house and a minute later see them on the tv screen.

The Turning Point said...

Diminishing addictions and obsessions.
Welcome to my world.
Thank God that old age (memory loss and loss of other functions) relieves you of some.

Syd said...

I have learned what a boundary was in Al-Anon. I never knew before or at least, I never had ones that were stable. Things that used to bother me so much can now be processed fairly easily. I am grateful for that.

chitowngreg said...

Establishing boundaries has a big deal for me in the program. Never really got it before. Enjoy Opening Day!

Julianne said...

Boundaries...check!

Scott W said...

1:31. I would purposely leave time on that microwave.

Steve E said...

Like everything on your post today except the baseball thing. Ever since the BIG RED MACHINE, I lost interest.

Cincinnati Kid steveroni

Brian Miller said...

boundaries are good...so is baseball. love the pic!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Yes, the temptation is lifted today for me, too... Nice.

Todd
Postcards from Hell's Kitchen blog.

Scott said...

I thought of you MondAAy with opening dAAy and all...

My Reds scored some runs but got shelled late and lost. Who cares, it's still opening dAAy!!!

PlAAy bAAll!

Bridgette said...

Thanks for your post, and your blog. There are a number of different treatment programs and approaches to support people suffering from alcoholism and other substance abuse disorders who decide to get help. I’ve found Silver Hill Hospital's website to be very informative about adult and adolescent residential programs. Blogging about substance abuse is a great way to help yourself and others. Keep up the good work.