FLORIDA: THIS IS HOW WE DE-BUG
OUR YARDS, IT'S CALLED
"IBIS IN THE MORNING"
Do you know why many sea birds stand on one leg?
Answer at bottom of post*
WHAT TO WRITE IN A LATE POST
WHICH NOBODY WILL READ ANYWAY?
So many subjects there are to touch. You know, I think I'll just (just? --grin!) write out a Gratitude List:
I AM GRATEFUL FOR
SOBRIETY Mine and others, for my STAYING sober is dependent on others. It is definitely "we" who do this together. It is number ONE on my list, as you can see.
GOD Well, of course, God's Will is primary in my life, but without sobriety, I can just throw God and all His Creation out the window.
LIFE An do you know, I read in the Big Book, "We absolutely Insist on enjoying life." p. 132. And Peeps, I DO that, maybe too much. But I try to know through it all, that it is God being GoooD to me. Do not ask me why?
FAMILY When it comes down to the wire, when the race is nearing the finish line, it is usually a family member who will show their love the most and that has been proven in my family as well as a blogger in Texas--I sometimes forget the importance, the naturalness of family love.
PEEPS There is NO WAY ON EARTH that I can give proper expression to my Gratitude for you Peeps, both far and near. Some I have had GREAT pleasure in visiting--spending quality time of days together. Others I "meet" daily either in reading, commenting, or posting mine for you (and me). Some I email now and then--special friends! And at least one I enjoy hearing in voice calls--and with no doubt in my mind, I LOVE YOU ALL!
MUSIC Listening to music is not my relaxation. Playing it is. The violin is my other self. Classical. And anything else. My "favorite changes daily, sometimes hourly, ranging from symphonies to standards, old and new.
MEDICINE Thank God for dedicated doctors helping people always. Also for Cyberknife, and for TRELSTAR, a hormone injection. These have kept me cancer free (prostate) for nearly three years now.
NATURE Maybe it is age, but I have found it so lovely to "smell the roses", literally, and actually smell everything else. And touch, and listen, and see--I'm just loving it, Peeps!
ANIMALS A new-found interest has led me to a love I had never known, for animals--right Lucky? He is the German Shepherd living with us now, or are we living with HIM? Hmmmm?
AA Without AA none of the above--NONE--would be or could be possible. And, although it is certainly NOT a function of the (very spiritual) AA program, AA DID bring me back to......
CHURCH (My opinion): This is no longer to me a simple building. It is a community of people, world-wide, extending beyond the next life into eternity. I get to play violin occasionally at mass or other functions. And I get to sing in the choir, having only ONE month ago found that I COULD sing. My audition for the choir:
Music Director: Can you sing in tune? Yes. Can you read music? Yes.
Be here next Wednesday evening at 1830 hours for rehearsal. (I will blog about this encounter soon--it is worthy.)
My Peeps, I wish you PEACE!
My Peeps, I LOVE you all!
My Peeps, let us be SOBERLY "a part of" rather than "apart from" TODAY!
Ans. So they won't fall down!