Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to work

todAAy i Am grAAteful & thAAnkful

to have played a small part in a wildly successful and entertaining fundraiser for our Houston Roundup (AA convention)

for the following excerpt from Alcoholics Anonymous (the book) ...
"Selfishness -- self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate."

I have attended four meetings in the past week where this paragraph was introduced as a topic of discussion. Coincidence? I think not.

I had better stay on top of my game and really, really work on Step 10.

that my days as a manipulator are fewer and farther between than they used to be

Do what you feel in your heart to be right -
for you'll be criticized anyway.
You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


Steve E said...

Really good stuff here: self centeredness, the root. Gotta use some "Roundup"--like on the weeds. Root out the root.

Pammie said...

I love the quote at the bottom.
Your group as great fundraisers!!

Syd said...

I think that we hear what we need to hear. It surely makes me think. Happy Monday, Dave.

Mary Christine said...

This paragraph was introduced as a topic of discussion at the meeting I attended yesterday as well... coincidence? I think not!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

No matter how I try to spin it in my head, that quote from the book is the truth!

Love the Elenor Roosevelt quote too! :)

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Yup, we're all damned... Either way. No matter what... So just enjoy...