Sunday, December 6, 2009

Still Climbing the Trails


 Someone posted awhile back this picture, and I've kept it, thinking to use it one day. I have been SO busy with music preparations rehearsals, and shows, that I'm behind in all phases of blogging.

A blogging-phone-friend told me this morning, "Find a picture you love, and write a few lines, or you will get out of the habit, Steve. We will miss you and you will miss us."

A wakeup call I cannot ignore since it carried with it love, ya know what I mean? "NO, Steve, we DON'T know what you mean!"  

Well, I feel sometimes when one speaks to another with love in their heart, it is the Holy Spirit leading, because therein IS love--and love IS therein. So much for that, heaven is waiting!

Yes it is God's final gift to me, actually it was given from the beginning. I spurned it. Then I was given (really) COUNTLESS opportunities to regain the Gift. But now, instead of it just being handed to me, I find there is this ladder to climb. There may be some broken rungs hiding themselves along the way.  If I am wary, I'll avoid them or be able to hang on.

If I try to spread Tenderness, Peace, Forgiveness, Freedom (from fear, from unnecessary anxiety), Joy, Happiness, Gratitude, and an Abiding Love for God, for Mankind, for Nature, and for those "special" Peeps in my life--if I continually work toward that goal, I might get one more step up that ladder, one step closer to heaven. That's one step away from the "other place". 

If I don't take that first drink, it is a GUARANTEE that I will not become drunk.  If I continue to get to my 7 AM meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, I'll probably not take that first drink. And I just MIGHT become someone who peeps LIKE to be with, like to enjoy, who even can 

L O V E...

I welcome you Peeps to STAY SOBER today
You are welcomed to the world of PEACE today
And I welcome you ALL to love--and BE loved, today and after!

Off now to play TWO shows!

Please stay with me if I cannot post or comment every day...I   N E E D you!


Anonymous said...

Fear not, Steve, it isn't supposed to be work, and you have done more than a lifetime of good work already. Play music!


Nessa said...

That is a beautiful picture. We're not going to run away just because you have a few things to do besides blog.

Santa Puppets

Dulce said...

I don't know what to say!!!
Beautiful, my dear friend, as everyting you do and say... so full of LOVE. Oh that love...
I hope you play beautifully and with love as well, and as you do you get up another step in your never ending growing path of/through life.

I don't think you'll lose your followers any way... at least you'll never lose me! ;)

Anonymous said...

I need your friendship the most, hard to explain now but not a good month for me,

Calli said...

Oh, Steve, how could we leave? You are someone filled to the brim and overflowing with LOVE...we need that and you.

We're not going anywhere...and you know I don't personally know the feeling of being an alcoholic or a recovering one, (though I have known some) but I can know the feeling of needing comrades in this place that we call home. So God speed and make beautiful music, Steve! As I know you will.

Much love~

JenJen said...

Just wanted to swing by and say hello.
Glad I did.

Angeles said...

Step by Step, God ever show us the way.
In God we trust, that's what the dollar say ..
I love this picture and you remember me the song " what a wonderful world ". I love this song.

Tall Kay said...

It's that time of the year for all of us. Best wishes on your concerts and know we are with you in spirit!

Silver said...

You got it. Roger!


enchantedoak said...

Got you on the blog roll, checking in when you have the time. This was a glorious post, by the way. You just can't ever go wrong talking about the power of God and the ladder of recovery.

Nevine said...

I'm not going anywhere any time soon, Steve! And that's a promise you can take to the bank.

Susan Deborah said...

How can one leave reading such tender and heartfelt pots. Be assured.

Joy always,

Nancy said...

I am so glad you have found peace in sobriety. You sound like a very talented and soulful man. And I agree with your blogging friend - we need to post to remain connected.

Have a great week!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Awww, good friends do call when you come to mind, even if you haven't written.

I'm betting you're having a wonderfully spiritual experience! After all you're in the palm of Gods hand with a voice and beautiful array of strings and bow for your fingers to play with!

Shadow said...

i'll never forget you?!?!?!?! and you should come and get that 'blogging without obligation' button from my side. after all, a day or so off will not affect your friends.

catvibe said...

A big hug to you Steveroni! I'm not going anywhere. You are such a dear man. An angel of inspiration! And a heart of pure gold.

wolfie185 said...

Cheers Steve, great message!!!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Wonderful pic and message, yes it is indeed Divine when one speaks from and listens from the heart...no doubt there!

You are an amazing blogger/friend/peep and I'll just keep on checking in with you!!!

Good luck at the performances!
xo Gabi

Syd said...

It is a busy time of year and a time of year for music. Make the music for others to soar in their hearts.

clean and crazy said...

very busy in the mid states too, it is 20 degrees outside and the weather man keeps promising snow, hoping but nothing yet. hows the weather in your neck of the woods?

Zanejabbers said...

Your pics of the 4th and 6th both appear to have the same theme - going on ad infinitum.

OWH said...

Who's leaving? Looks from all these comments that your house is still full of the guests who check in daily and love you all the more. I literally forgot the possibilities of Christmas and music.....DUH!!! I would imagine you are so busy you won't even have time to check the naughty/nice list once! That for me may be a good thing! J.

Anonymous said...

I to have used the same photo its a picture of many words, stories. I have been lacking of late trying to catch up on some blog posts, tis the season where one becomes busy. Please take time to play the gift that God gave you. We will always be here. God willing.
HUGS dear Steve.. SMILES