From There To Here

I sit here wondering about my past, and try to find the lessons life has taught me and made me who I am today.  I can say that the “me” of today is a far cry from the “me” of yesterday.  I have found that not everyone will be a friend, not everyone will treat me with compassion and love, and not everyone will have my best interest at heart. My attitude has improved and I’m no longer looking at what I can’t do – but what I can do in the way of passing on what has been given to me.  I thank God, literally for the gifts He has bestowed on me.  Yes, some of my lessons were very hard, but as I have learned in the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous, I do not have to continue on that downhill path. There is another way to live, another way to make use of those hard lessons of yesterday.  What I learn can be passed on to those who are coming up behind me. I am willing to share my experience, strength and hope with anyone and everyone.

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4 thoughts on “From There To Here

  1. When I was right new in Alcoholics Anonymous which by the way discusses the deepest of subjects such as love, such as humility…… I decided to get a little cute and sang the opening verses of a song that said, “Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble when I’m perfect in every way…….”

    They didn’t boo and hiss or laugh me out of the room.
    One thing we certainly recognize is the fact that newcomers bring that old thinking and sometimes behavior along with them.

    So here we are.

    What does The Big Big Book tell us about humility?

    Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.
    – Proverbs 22:4 (NIV)
    I’d love to draw those wages!

    “We will know a new freedom and a new happiness”.

    How’s that for wonderful autonomy?

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted twelve stepper.

    PS Fear of the Lord is interpreted nowadays as respect for the Lord. – – hes

  2. When I become humble, thinking of myself less, the more the presence of God fills the space.
    Then why am I not humble all of the time?
    I guess that’s my human journey.
    Grateful for the Gift

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