DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY
Monday, February 16, 2009
MADE A LIST...
A COMPLETELY INCOMPLETE LIST
As I read this morning a short Email from a blogger who lives in South Africa, I began to think of that 'other world', the one I know not. The world which is 'real' poor. Sure, most of us are not rich, and we have a small percentage of the truly impoverished. My 'want' comes not from "do I have enough for today". It is more like, "will I have enough for tomorrow?" Fear of the future during these troubles times. Wondering, "How will we make it next year?"
That spells to me a lack of faith, of trust, of willingness to let God take care of tomorrow, if I do my part today. This brings me again to the table of Gratefulness, to the realization that I owe my very life to Alcoholics Anonymous. That is the place God brought me 34 years ago, a shaking, sweating, mentally deranged and physically ill 'mess of pottage'.
So I have lived long enough to continue writing a completely incomplete list of my blessings:
A computer on which to write this list
Visit Syd on TSR chat tonight...Later: TSR would not let me in.
My ignorance--when will I learn?
Electricity to power our home appliances
Water, running at a turn of the faucet
Some of it HOT
A great king-sized bed to sleep on
With sheets and a 517 yr-old pillow
Well, it LOOKS like 517 years old
Mega grocery warehouses
Chili for dinner
Chocolate chip cookies from Anna
A.A. groups and meetings in Naples (all day)
Ethereal thickly-fogged beauty of pre-dawn
Chocolate chip cookies at A.A. (7 AM this morning)
Awesome church music with a children's choir at mass
Suzuki Bergman "executive" 650cc (scooter)
Gallon of gasoline is $2
$8.00 will take me 200 miles to visit my daughter
Shoes and socks on my feet
Able to work, long past retirement date (play violin)
A terrific sponsor (I should call him?)
I DID! And it made me happy--and him, too!
The Second Road--TSR--(IF I can ever get on -grin)
Patience: Try to logon TSR again tomorrow!
Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Grateful that a blogger let me know how obnoxious it is to "-grin" all the time! Thank you. I'll TRY!
And now, I shall pray for willingness to grow along spiritual lines, as I sign off on this day, and wish all of us to stay sober today, be at peace, LOVE...and BE loved (God IS "Love"!).
Sober 36 years (March 18, 1974), I am a former symphony violinist who loves prose, poetry, drawing, music (of course!) art of many genres and philosophies.
Here I will write about my life, thoughts, addiction recovery, and almost anything else of which I know very little.
Laughter, happiness, peace, enthusiasm and love shape my life these days.
If you enjoy reading my stuff, please be welcomed here.
If you do not enjoy, please be nice and leave the room quietly--grin!!