Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Principles



todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I got to see my good friend, Jessie J. yesterday morning after about a month of absences from our morning meeting. He is to undergo major surgery today but the prognosis is good. He's a fine example of recovery and this experience will add to his 29 years of sobriety.

for Step 1 and all its implications; it's amazing how long it took me to recognize how unmanageable my life had become during my 33 years of alcoholic drinking.

for the principles of honesty, faith, integrity and compassion. Now, if I can just remember to practice them.

for others


Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other, on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire


6 comments:

Syd said...

Yes, those principles are what I would like to have every day. But being human is being fallible. I do what I can and pray.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I pray for more faith because that seems to give me more of the rest as I pray for those too. Sometimes I pray for God to reflect back to me through others, the things he most wants me to understand about my own failings. (wince) that's a hard prayer to say and absorb. :)

I'm glad you are always a reflection of gratitude.

Mary Christine said...

You are a faithful friend, and I appreciate you.

marie said...

well, aall be...I ain't never been to that there bar.

Scott said...

lol geeze you make me laugh dAAve, thank you! that poster lol

John said...

When our practice got started we needed non 12 step rehab centers help. These were the guys we turned to and they did a great job.