Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Night, July 18, 2008

There are a million aspects to Me. A billion. A trillion. You see? There is the profane and the profound, the lesser and the larger, the hollow and the holy, the ghastly and the Godly. July 18 Meditations from Conversations With God. Book 1, p 173
Hallelujah! The twin Starbucks at West Grey and South Shepherd are going to remain open according to today's news report. I can not tell you how much sleep I have not lost over this.
Today, my friend Joe and I went to see "Mama Mia" and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love the music Abba, however, when it was popular, I did not even know who Abba was. I never really got into who sang what. I knew what I liked and knew what I danced to, but that was it. It just was not important to me. The only labels I really cared about back then were the ones like Chevis Regal, Smirnoff, Beefeaters, etc. Thank God, those are no longer important to me. I mean Dancing Queen - my butt was just going from side to side in my seat. I enjoyed the movie almost as I did when the musical opened in Los Angeles at the old Shubert before going to Broadway. I wanted to dance so bad, but I also know if I did I would be at the Texas Medical Center tonight.
The pilot episode of "The Cleaner" was a rerun tonight on A & E. If you have not seen it, do. It is about this guy (Benjamin Bratt) who is in recovery and battles to help other people to make it to recovery. Tonight's episode was very moving and so true to life. It runs Tuesdays on A & E at 9 PM.
Last night I just could not get the old keyboard to going. I sat down tonite and was going to just do the first four items of my daily gratitude list. And the above came out. I never know what I will write when I start, sometimes I have something I want to write about, or and idea, sit down and turn out what comes out. That is one of the blessings of sobriety. Turn it over. It works. It Don't get much better than that.
Tonight I am grateful for:
God, My Higher Power
My Sobriety
Mamie, My Doggie
My Sponsor
The snake in the washer in Maine was not in mine.
For today's post of a friend in which she talked about her addicted son. She practices "Tough Love" but did not call it that. God Bless Her.
The serenity I have had all day.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


dAAve said...

Remind me on Tuesday to watch The Cleaner. I had not heard of it before.

Pam said...

Hi darlin. I was in Vegas a few years ago when Mama Mia was opening there at the hotel I was staying in, I was always so mad that I did not go see it. Now that it's a movie...I really wished I had seen it live. OH Well - I was on my Honeymoon and still doing the things that "he" liked to do. What an idiot ;)

Scott W said...

Angela recommended The Cleaner to me. I reckon I will have to tape it.

It's hard to watch those we love spiral out of control. It must be especially hard when it's your child.

Mary Christine said...

Maybe I'll get to watch "the cleaner" this week. Benjamin Bratt is pretty nice to look at, even if the show is no good.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I gotta see that movie soon!