Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Some of my thinking ........

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I rarely regret doing something or even not doing something.  I learn from it and move on. 
(I can't believe I'm saying this)

for my sponsor, who taught me about making an amends.  On step 8, he said that to be willing to make an amends meant that I'm ready to change my behavior.  Unless I'm ready and willing to change my behavior, there's no use in making an amends.  Thanks Robert.

that I have never been a violent person.  I did hit a guy once and he provoked me.  I think I was 18 or 19 years old.  And I hit a girl once too.  I have to be honest.  She was a prostitute in a small port town in Namibia (southwest Africa).  I was in a bar and getting drunk and she would not take NO! for an answer.  After a while, it seemed like the only way to get her off my back (figuratively) was to punctuate my NO! with a slap.  Sorry yall.  She was on my 4th step.  And part of my living amends.

Football combines the two worst things about America:  it is violence punctuated by committee meetings. 
~George F. Will


louisey said...

I know those ports in Namibia and the desperation of those women. After the nternational fishing fleets moved in the pilchard industry collapsed and Ovambo and Baster women were left destitute and starving. I hoped you helped her to a better life.

Mary Christine said...

We've all done things... and then we've made amends, direct, or living.

George F. Will does not like football, but loves baseball. I don't get it!

Syd said...

I was glad to make amends to some people from my past a couple of weeks ago. It felt so good.