This is both the goal and the glory of God: that his subjects shall be no more, and that all shall know God not as the unattainable, but as the unavoidable. April 21 Meditations from Conversations with God Book 1, page 115
Hey Alkies. How the hell are you? I'm doing fine today, but Saturday I got mickied. I realize this man is a real nut job, but I want to wish him harm. I want to kick him in his groin so hard his nuts will be hanging from his pointy teeth. I want him to just disappear. But then I cannot do this and live by the principals of AA. I do not want to have to do a 4th step nor do an amends to the DFDU. I just have to accept the fact that this asshole makes it necessary for me to use comment moderation. Sorry folks.
Yesterday and today were both great days. Yesterday I did not even venture away from my house, leisurely read my paper, did a couple of long put off items, and just enjoyed being home with Dolly. Today was $5 day at the Market St. Cinemark at the Woodlands. There was this movie that was to start at 1:50 and I left in plenty of time to get there, get my ticket, my refreshments, and be seated by the time the previews started. I walk in buy a ticket, order my refreshments and as my order was handed to me the manager said, the movie starts at 3:05. I told him the paper said 1:50. Nope not there. So they refunded my refreshment money without me asking and also my ticket for the movie. Guess I just was not meant to see a $5.00 movie today. So I left, got my $65 tank of gas, left an arm and a leg with foot attached with the attendant and went home. I got the last laugh though, I gave them the leg with the broken toe.
This evening, my yard man and his wife came by and organized my garage. It is so great to actually see the whole garage now. Filled up 6 trash cans and put out a 4 ft stack of broken down boxes. Tomorrow, she (Mary) is coming over and we are going to attack my kitchen and living room and office. I so wish I could afford to have help at least every two weeks, but since I am medically retired I cannot really afford it. But I can afford to do it occasionally and to me it is a very big luxury.
So my point is I have all that I need and can occasionally treat myself to a few luxuries in life. If I were still drinking, I could not do this. Sobriety is a God given gift that I cherish on a daily basis, and for that I blessed.
Today I am Grateful for:
God, My Higher Power
Dolly, my Schnauzer
My fellow trudgers
Y'all be pretty NOW, ya heah.