Monday, February 16, 2009
MADE A 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"!).