Here And Now

My life is in the hands of the Master. When I am ready, God will provide – and in the meantime life goes on. I try to keep my life in the here and now, and that helps a lot when it comes to recovery. I’m not looking to solve the problems of the world, I look to take care of today, to do what’s in front of me to do, and to be of service to others wherever or whenever that need presents itself. My life has been a series of events, and continues to change and flow at will. Who knew that I would live this long, who knew that this would be the path I would take, and who knew that life would continue to surprise, challenge and bless me. . .my Higher Power did!!

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4 thoughts on “Here And Now

  1. Thank you Lord for this day and for all that is in it.
    My times are in your hand.
    My soul rests with you, my Anamchara.

    Yes my times are in the hands of God as I understand him.

    My life is in the hands of the Master. When I am ready, God will provide – and in the meantime life goes on. I try to keep my life in the here and now, and that helps a lot when it comes to recovery. I’m not looking to solve the problems of the world, I look to take care of today, to do what’s in front of me to do, and to be of service to others wherever or whenever that need presents itself. My life has been a series of events, and continues to change and flow at will. Who knew that I would live this long, who knew that this would be the path I would take, and who knew that life would continue to surprise, challenge and bless me. . .my Higher Power did!! – Sr. Mary Bonster.

    I have explicit trust that my times will have the guidance necessary for all good and even though I often may make errors in execution of his plan I may have asked and forgiveness in the same measure that I am able existing in God’s grace to forgive.

    Bill C. became one of my closest friends and third phase roommate when I met the necessity for extended treatment early in my personal recovery from alcoholism.
    It was a very helpful person when I first saw him, very obtunded under the long-term effect of excessive alcohol and massive tranquilizer intake but after a while he gradually came out of the fog and it was obvious he was carrying a very heavy burden of guilt shame and remorse and something about him begged to be forgiven.
    In my residual grandiosity I made the statement to him, “I forgive you because I know you want to be forgiven”.
    Didn’t know I was going over the God line but I’m sure it was used and the best way possible for he continued on his recovery to the point of becoming a counselor in the program until his in my opinion untimely death just a few years later.

    I’m convinced the God doesn’t mind us acting in good faith on his behalf.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12th stepper.

  2. Sobriety is the most important thing in our life without exception.

    If we did not get sober and stay sober, we would not have a job, family, sanity, or even life. When we are convinced that everything in our lives depends on our sobriety, we have a chance of staying sober.

    If we must not put other things first, we are only hurting our chances for sobriety.

  3. ,,,great recollection…I love the phrase ” in my residual grandiosity”.
    Oomph, I surely cringe at some of the clangers that escape from me.
    Yet I suspect that in the time and place they may have had some utility…nonetheless His Mercy “is not strained, but falls as the gentle rain” .
    Thankfully.
    And what is asked of us?
    Simply that we love our neighbour as ourselves.
    Tender mercy, sweet life.
    What a difference from isolated, fearful, self absorption to a life in the fellowship amongst my brothers and sisters.
    Grateful for the Gift

  4. Top of the morning family,
    – Whom am I trying to please?
    – What need am I feeding?
    Today, I’m learning how not to allow circumstances to cheat me out of peace. Good ol’fashion anxiety will pop up. I can get so easily tripped up when I don’t have smart feet. What matters is how I respond to it. Now is the only time change can occur. Now is the only time when anything can happen.
    I’ve been given spiritual tools to work on myself- personal responsibility and accountability. The more I abandon myself to Divine Mercy’s care is proportional to the quietness of self.
    As my Nana would tell me, take two rubber bands in the morning and be flexible today.
    Its a good day to have a good: for our path is His plan.

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