DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY
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:
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!!