Friday, October 19, 2012

Are you happy now?

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I've always been a pretty happy person, although a bit moody.  Since I stopped drinking 9 years ago, my mood changes are much less often and not as dramatic.  I seem to possess an ability to let life happen without having to over-react.  It's a process.

for Step 9 -- "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others."  After I had completed this step under the direction of my sponsor, my life changed.  A weight was lifted from my shoulders, a weight I never knew was there.  I shared this in a meeting recently and a person actually commented that he thought this step was totally unnecessary and in fact, insane.  Of course, this person has never worked the steps with a sponsor nor ever been sober for more than a couple of months at a time.   He happens to be a guest of the local court system.  God bless him.  LOL

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness.  Poverty and wealth have both failed. 
~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard


Pammie said...

Having been exposed to A LOT OF TV this month......I've noticed that even the M&M commercials are talking sex. Good grief.
I guess every step seems insane when you're drinking.
HI DAVE !!! I feel good today.

Syd said...

It feels good to make amends and change the behavior that was wrong. I was glad to make amends at my reunion to a few people that I had wronged.