Monday, October 18, 2010

the parade of life

It may not look like it, but this is my car in a parade a couple of days ago. There's a high school band in front of us and many cars and such behind us.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that my expectations of life are few. I heard early on that my expectatons have a direct link to my serenity, so I found a way to lower my expectations of most things. Now, in my relationship with my partner, that's a different thing. I am at a loss there.

for excitement and passion in myself and others -- I love to see it!

that Mary Christine (Being Sober) ran in and actually completed her first marathon (running). She was originally a marathon drinker, has been in marathon recovery since then, is a marathon blogger and is now a running marathoner!

that I had the opportunity participate in the 50th anniversary of my high school. I drove in a small, local parade and carried the longest-serving state senator of Texas. We had a good chat and then shared a catered BBQ lunch. A lovely afternoon. I would NEVER have done this if I were still drinking!!

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert W. Service


Syd said...

So much good stuff here today. Great about your reunion. That is definitely cool as is that car.

I have lowered my expectations in relationships and in life in general. Knowing how powerless I am over others sometimes knocks me on my butt emotionally though.

Mary Christine said...

That is neat that you got to be in a parade!

And thanks for the "shout out."


Tammy said...

" I found a way to lower my expectations of most things"

It took me many years of try try as I may to learn this very thing. The perfection in our minds never lives out the way it really is in life. I had to learn to edit to what is most important and be thankful for it. Hugs. Tammy

Kim A. said...

I have learned that "authentic" is a wonderful word. I strive to live authentically and accept those around me as they are, today. Your car kicks Texas butt.


marie said...

you crack me up! LOL at your summary of Mary Christine's life of marathons. I mean, seriously, you are one FUNNY dude! Thanks for being you!