Friday, March 23, 2012

so long, this week

    Places I've been.  So far.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I don't have knee-jerk reactions.  I'm amazed at the "contempt prior to investigation" of some of my friends on Facebook regarding things in the news.  "Hang 'em!"  "Lock him up and throw away the key."  " He's a Democrat.  He can't be right."  "He's a Republican.  He sucks."
I don't have to over-react.  I can gather the facts first.  That usually eliminates the need to act or even think irressponsibly.  I can pause when agitated or disturbed.   Isn't this what recovery is about?

OK.  A friend with 23 years in recovery and is still very active with service work had a farewll party last night.  There were about 40 of us at his dinner.  He's moving back to West Hollywood after being in Houston 3 years.  What a fun time, being with so many real people.

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Pammie said...

happy friday dAAve!

Mary Christine said...

I see a pin for Denver!!!

The things people post on Facebook are almost enough to make me quit - almost.

Syd said...

I love the phrase "Pause when agitated". I use that a lot.