Thursday, May 19, 2011

striking out

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I am I'm almost always willing to be an ear for those who need to talk. This is NOT the dAAve of old.

that I no longer give out I'm a little better about not giving out unsolicited advice

that I rarely never drink alcohol any more

that I went to my Al Anon meeting last night for the first time this month in weeks

for Abraham Lincoln. He was has been my hero during my growing up period, which happens to be continuing.

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

- Theodore H. White


Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Love the quote today!

SFM said...

Agreed - great quote Dave. Thanks for the small reminders that reinforce the power of

Syd said...

Good stuff. I just wrote about how inspiring you are.

~Catherine~ said...

Dave, nice to meet you. I'm new to your blog. I was scouring the blogs for ...inspiration? to see another writers style? to know what it is to blog? and I found yours. Your honesty is what hit me hardest. You write with a freshness that must come from the transformation you are and have been detailing for awhile now. Welcome to the club; its this ongoing process and you never really know if you're done, halfway there or even in the right direction are on the path! Best wishes to you stranger and if you don't mind I will continue with my voyeurism into your life.

Pammie said... day I understand,maybe you are sick or the computer is broke...but 2nd day out? No not like you.
You ok bro?

Carol said...

Ooh, Alanon. I have to go see what Syd says now. I hope you're okay, have you missed 4 days before?

Syd said...

I hope that you are okay. Let me know.

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