Thursday, August 6, 2009
WRITE OR SLEEP?
For Tonight I do not have a blog. This day, Wednesday was packed full of activity. I realize it is difficult to believe that a retired guy "just doesn't have time to blog...but it is either "Blog" or "Sleep".
Oh, well, there's always tomorrow for sleep! Tonight is for Gratitude:
I am SO grateful:
That I got to be at an AA meeting with Prayer girl, her daughter, daughter's sponsor, and daughter's boy friend.
That meeting just "happened to be" on Step 1--Okay, God, You are still "doing it"
Boy friend knew nothing about AA, but got an earful of "Really good shit".
That we had a special "happy meal" at Longhorn's--GooooD!
Did not work in sun today.
I am now able to say, "The work will still be there tomorrow and Friday".
That I am being "allowed" to go on a solo bike trip August 22.
That I am surrounded with people who do love me, no fake stuff.
That I can love them, no fake stuff.
That early enough I'm finding out who is a true friend and who is not.
That I realize it is possible to love both, pray for both.
That I have hope for reconciliations between all those who have enmities between them--for whatever reasons.
That I am able to get to many meetings, which I LOVE.
That I am still teachable.
That young people all around me are getting sober.
That some are STAYING sober!
That I now know the secret of why I kneel every morning--FIRST thing!
That I do not have to recite a litany backwards (--grin!), in order to pray.
That I can meditate on these things and others, while going to sleep--in my own cool bed...in minutes.
Thank you ALL who might read this, and please know that I wish for you all:
A sober day.
And love in your hearts.