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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

STEPS ARE THE WAY TO THE NEXT FLOOR





YEAH, I'M SERIOUS!


Peeps, this will be a "serious" posting (yeah, right!). Every morning I slide out of bed and on my knees ask God to let me know His will for me today...and give me the power to carry it out. Well, this morning I really meant those words, "Show me" and then "Help me". Within about 15 minutes He showed me. Armed now with the realization of what I must do, I waited for the power. Some of it I could muster up from His Gift, but I found it lacking...His power for me.

Then I realized the "acceptance" part of my program. Every gift must have two elements, a Giver and a Taker.  If I hand you a book, and you do not take (accept) it, there is just NO gift. Period. So it is with this program of Alcoholics Anonymous, and God--Who gave it to me. For it to work, I must take it--and use it, work it.

At my 7 AM meeting, a person who NEVER is up that early sat next to me, could see that I was NOT as I (of course!) had answered, "OK!"  And he suggested the Power I sought was in an INVENTORY, preferably Step FOUR!  OK I said, then, "How come YOU know what I need to hear?" He answered, "Because I'm sitting in a mess of it myself, right now".  How good is God to give me (us both) a good laugh this early morning. And I sure needed it!

And, whenever I am in deep shit thinking, there is certainly another (others?) in their own mess! And THAT is God helping us, one to another, mutually and sometimes tenderly showing us the answer we need--and actually, want!

The answer, the solution, is not necessarily an AA "exclusive" LOL! Already God was at work in my emails at 5 AM, using a blogger to send me a message which was so "right on"--as help to one (me) who had a curtain blocking his view of life-on-life's-terms...in other words, ACCEPTANCE!

Another topic:
Enough of this. BERT, the cat I rescued 12 years ago is curled up around my feet, I cannot even move from the computer.  Ya know what else?  Bert has been sober for 12 years!

Be sober with me today, Peeps!
Love ya, Peeps!
Peace to ya, Peeps!

12 comments:

Steve E said...

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mile191 said...

Good morning friend. Thank you. I came over today because of the title of your blog post. Steps....I wrote just now about falling down them....sort of. I think I said, "Why, when you make it up a step, do you sometimes fall down 15?" Something like that.

No...still sober, but struggling....

The steps I fell were in my parenting....maybe. Maybe not. Maybe they just feel like free falling to me today.

I love what you wrote here:

And THAT is God helping us, one to another, mutually and sometimes tenderly showing us the answer we need--and actually, want!


I came over...and found some peace here today. A thought that helped me in reflection of what I am experiencing. Thanks my friend. I love ya too....Thanks for the Peace....the friendship, the hope.

mile 191

btw, it snowed here. My foster moms death anniversary is coming up this weekend. Maybe that is why I am aching so much....missing too much of my childhood that just wasn't right....and wishing and hoping that I give my children a better one, and worry that I am not.

Well....sorry this is such like a blog post. I just needed to talk to ya, and know I was talking to YOU.

Thanks.

Silver said...

Bert sounds like a cool cat ;) i think i like it already.

There are going to be days that different mode hits us. It's fine too.

:)s
~Silver

~ Tabitha ~ said...

I think acceptance is the essence of living..I wish they would teach kids this in school.Can you imagine
how many happier teens and adults there would be ? lol

Thanks for sharing.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

AH Steve, yet another most gracious post for me to read today! Thank you!

I am always amazed at how God works in my life, where God shows up, and how I hear/see God in life.

Thank you and yeah, let's stay sober today!

Love
G

Syd said...

Thanks Steve. I've been a bit off today myself. I know that it is fear creeping in. I hate it.

Nessa said...

The picture is creepy and congratulations Bert.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Turkey Butt

Dulce said...

Sweetest Peep,
I am glad you've found whatever you had to find to feel that acceptance... But that Picture??? It's so scaring me.

Love you peep.

Secretia said...

Keep on supporting each other, with example, and with words.
Climbing up steps is the difficult path, sometimes we need a little help. Take it slow.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Secretia

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I just found your blog. Bert... cool.

Steve.. working on cool. I too had a day like this but it ended being very good. It comes when you least expect it.
Hugs
Tammy

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Oh how right this is!!!!

LOL thank god for warm furries curled at our feet keeping us grounded in the solution that works!

Acceptance of Love! Right there laid at our feet!

HOW awesome is that? I ask ya? :)

XOXOXOXO

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