Friday, May 22, 2009
LAUGH AND LIVE
The same man who wrote this:
"Humor is the prelude to faith,
Laughter the beginning of prayer!"
"What is funny about us is precisely that we take ourselves too seriously."
wrote also the following:
"The Serenity Prayer.....
GOD, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference."
Yep, I do know there's more, but believe me,
I am lucky to remember this much!
And I DO remember the first meeting I ever 'chaired', when it came the "moment of silence...followed by".......crap! All I could remember was the first word, so I said it, more or less like, "Oh, GOD..." and the whole room chimed in with, ..."grant me the serenity, etc."
As you can see, I had support right from the beginning of my AA 'career'! Hopefully, when I notice a newbie struggling with whatever service she/he is performing, I am there to offer loving support instead of hateful ridicule...or a prideful, "I told you so."
That's enough from me for now, I have a need to let you know once again that I am in love with Alcoholics Anonymous, and with our small, united blogging community.
"Thank You" does not properly express my gratitude. I must show you my appreciation by working with others, and performing with a smile what little is asked of me. And yes, I do these few things with enthusiasm and with love. Ask anyone around here.
Peace, and Love,