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


5 comments:

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."

xoxoxo

Tammy said...

"..so 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.

♥namaste♥

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!