Wednesday, September 01, 2010

just thinkin'

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that all those feelings I had during my 30's and 40's (I got sober at age 49) turned out to be wrong.
I didn't have to die with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

that I've never attempted suicide. I have thought about it a few times, more on an intellectual basis. I've thought about how I might accomplish it, but have never been serious about actually doing it. I know many who have done so however.

that I have no big resentments, but there are a few things that I wish weren't the way they are.

for some common sense

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie.


Mary Christine said...

Glad you aren't suicidal or resentful. And that you are sober and a happy non-smoker.

Bill said...

I'm catching up on your blog this morning, and I can relate to your comments on perfectionism from yesterday.
There...I just made a typo & had to go back and correct it.

steveroni said...

Yep, even when I am unfair, Or life seems unfair, JOY remains--somehow!

Syd said...

I'm glad that you are here, sober, and enjoying life. It is awesome.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Have a joyful day, DAAve!

tolonges said...

I once told a Dr. in the ER my thoughts about attempting suicide. I spent the next three days coloring care bears and unicorns... I've been reading your blog for months but have never commented. Thanks for being a part of my sobriety dAAve.

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

I resent those who seem to have no resentments.

Glad you're here!

"word verification" spells "gallo"

that's kind of ironic right?

Carol said...

Always glad to hear that others contemplate suicide, I don't think that I would ever actually do it but I'm surprised how quickly my thoughts can take me there and it seems like a valid solution. It lurks around the corner from me and I will always stay close to meetings because I fear it's power.