Steve at his computer after Miami loss...
Miami Dolphins is MY TEAM, guys. And it breaks my heart to lose to Houston by one lousy point! (And I probably just lost six readers!) Have to find some replacements, maybe Kyle will start reading my blog?
Ya know, sometimes I meet someone coming in the door of Alcoholics Anonymous, who is really down-for-the-count. And I have a natural tendency to want to help....e.g., give him/her a few bucks.
Then I think, hell no, he'll just go and drink it up, etc. But ya know, in 'giving', I give, not directing how it'll be spent. I've heard that we should take the person out to lunch, instead of giving him cash. Well, OK, whatever...the point is--"giving".
Yep, giving...good for the soul. The most rewarding 'giving' is to give someone in need, something to fill that need (Like a gift certificate to a grocery store?). And I do it ANONYMOUSLY! Doesn't that sound COOL? Yes, it is the ultimate "cool'! They usually suspect "who did it?" But they never know for sure! Cool! I cannot help but think that my Higher Power enjoys that, also?
"In giving, do not let the left hand know what the right hand is doing!", as the saying goes...
I WAS THERE (AGE 8)
Returning from a hard day's work in the fields, they used to say to the hired hands, sitting high atop the mule-drawn wagonload of hay (the workers were by then guzzling their White Port), "Don't fall off the wagon!"
I always thought they meant actually 'fall off the wagon' which was piled high with the last hay load of the day. ...and by gosh, that's what they DID mean! Wonder if that's where the term originated? Well, it surely affects my sobriety, not knowing the correct answer to this and other similar questions!
Occasionally I 'feel' a presence in a room with me, or on the highway, or in a field, or in a church, or in an AA meeting, or as I drop off to sleep. I wonder, was that the "Unseen Spirit" about which we've all read and heard? I like meditating on the 'Unseen Spirit'. I like meditating! That might be a fewtchah topic one day soon. Ha! Now steveroni is into "Previews of Coming Attractions"--holy crap! -big grin-