Wednesday, August 11, 2010

good thangs come-a-knockin'



todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I didn't really have a nervous breakdown 7 years ago; I was just on my way to my alcoholic bottom

for the many things I have accomplished during my 56 years on this little planet; it's a very long list when I really think about it and I bet your list would be just as long or longer!

that I'm no longer a living hell for/to my partner

for the concept of detachment that I've learned in Al Anon, although sometimes I think I may detach too much (Syd?)


A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

8 comments:

Scott said...

dAAve, would that be "detaching with self centeredness?" I'm guilty there...

Syd said...

I like the idea that in detachment that I mind my own business. "If it doesn't have my name on it, then I don't pick it up". Detaching with love is a good thing.

Syd said...

Here is a good post on what's my business and what's not:
http://guineveregetssober.com/whats-my-business-whats-not/

Bill said...

I heard an old-timer in a meeting once say that sympathy will kill an alcoholic.

Mary Christine said...

Good Morning Dave.

guinevere said...

Dave... thanks for stopping by my blog. I read yours often...

One of my favorite sayings in AlAnon is "let it begin with me"... a leadership saying. I've always had a hard time believing it applied to me... today I can see what a selfish attitude that is... I'm so "special" that what applies to everyone else can't apply to me. --G

dmtorbi said...

I just celebrated 32 yrs in al-anon! Also went to ACoAs & DA for 5 yrs. They truly saved my life & allowed to my career.
Now I go whenever I need to get more feelings out & it's just as great as the first day!

marie said...

I struggle with detaching because it sometimes makes me feel like I am acting like I don't give a crap about the other person, which isn't true. My sponsor tells me to "love them enough to let them whirl."