Tuesday, April 19, 2011

a few basics

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I never get tired of not drinking (or smoking)

for productive days - I'm doing lots of yard work these days. It's something I enjoy doing and can see immediate results.

that I have been painstaking about my sober development since day one; it takes constant participation for this alcoholic

that a couple of my tropical plants which suffered during the few freezing days in January are slowly coming back to life

To leave the world a bit better ... to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Steve E said...

According to Emerson (and Steve E!) you have succeeded many times over--and show no sign of stopping.

Pammie said...

I lost so many plants!
Yes...you do constantly participate in your sobriety!

Syd said...

I can see the plants coming back here also. The garden is starting to look great, with vegetables coming up and flowers about. Enjoy the day, Dave.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

:) so great to feel the gratitude in the manual labors of life... gardens are a beautiful place to see the work pay off in natural and beautiful dividends!

Jeremy said...

Beautiful quote - glad to hear that even plants can survive with a little love

Sober Julie said...

Each year I manage to expose my plants to frost unintentionally, I'm so glad to hear that some of yours are surviving! A token of where we have been..

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I don't miss the hangovers, that's for sure!!