There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of things to do in my life. And while I enjoy the fact that I have things to do, I also need some “rest” time, as my energy level is not what it used to be.

So – when I stop and look at my life, I am blessed to say that I do have something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for….I love being able to write to you each day and the bottom line is that I love my life – everyday, in every way. I love the fact that I can put my skills to work in the Program. My life is useful, full of people I love and who love me! What more could I ever need????? GRATEFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 thoughts on “Essentials

  1. I’m grateful that I am alive and can continue on the spiritual path of AA. And I’m very grateful that I can walk around with wit a red ball nose and laugh with my daughters and grandkids! Life is good.

  2. Wisdom 14:27 🙂 🙂
    Wonder of wonders; the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous provides us a safe place to name our demons.

    I kind of wish I had a count of how many times I have named my principal demon, the one who led me into all sorts of other demonic activity for you see the first thing he ever does is take away the little bit of good sense which drives the seat of judgment and in so doing brings about all kinds of manifestations of lurking defects of character or shortcomings.
    For you see every morning I am privileged to declare, ‘I’m Harry, I’m an alcoholic’.
    If I ever lose this primary honesty I probably am doomed.
    If I ever forget my last drunk, I may not have had it.
    I’m Harry, I’m an alcoholic. 🙂

  3. I’m grateful i don’t have to get drunk to pick up the phone and call someone. In the last 3 days I’ve had three different drunken women call me, maybe i should play the lottery, haha. All 3 of em need help pretty badly but I’m not the one to help em. I keep thinking about those who can not or will not completely give themselves to this simple program and pray for them. Also 2 lost lives of some peeps whom I knew pretty well in the last week and a near miss. What still pisses me off the most about this disease is no funerals as the family’s can’t afford or shove em under the rug due to shame. One of those calls was from you know who, whom I haven’t heard from in 6 months or so. I treated them all as though it could be the last time I hear from them but didn’t talk to any of em for long knowing their ears are deaf right now. I have a really good life right now and the freedom from addictive addiction with the freedom to do what I want which is what I cherish most. Freedom and hope is all I want and I owe it all to God. May I be of some use to him today, amen!

    • Dan, you have grown up in so many different ways over the past 4-5 years!! Your attitude, expressing yourself, and your recovery have blossomed and you should be very proud of yourself! I know I’ve gained a lot of insight about recovery from you and I’m happy to be trudging the road along side you!

  4. Dan the Man.
    Great to hear it…safe and protected, it doesn’t exist for us so long as we stay in fit spiritual condition! We react sanely and, what…normally. Who’d have ever thought that would happen for us.
    We have been given a redemption. For a reason.
    Grateful for the love and support surrounding me as I enjoy the amazing blessings in which I am cloaked.
    May God show me the way of peace, kindliness, tolerance and love.
    May I do His will.

  5. Top of the morning family,
    What are my most prized possessions? My house, my mountain bikes, saving’s / checking account sometimes rank high on my list. I have a design for living that suggests that these treasures and luxuries won’t bring lasting satisfaction. In my race in life to have better and more, I often overlook the most valuable asset of all: Faith. The best way for me to move forward is by receiving daily, life’s greatest gift – Faith in my Creator. A biggy size obstacle for me is my laziness. Which is followed by many excuses and the result is not surrendering to my Creator. To which, I sometimes fail to love my neighbor as myself.
    peace / progress

  6. I’ve learned that for me, rest differs ever so slightly if at all from sloth, and that a body in motion tends to stay in motion. To my surprise and delight, I’ve found that at 55 I’ve got energy o-plenty to do my job, exercise, participate fully in this life for which I thought I was undermatched. When I want to lie down, I remember that a body at rest tends to stay at rest also.

  7. G*d offers power from the inside. It is also written to “be kind to one another.”
    My intention today. Love and Hugs, family. Please say a prayer for my non alcoholic BFF that has brain cancer. Helping her has kept me right sized. I cant even open my mouth to complain without feeling guilty.

  8. May God’s Blessings be felt by all of His children,. May they know they are protected by perfect eternal love.

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