Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Just Another Day

October 1. You can choose to be a person who has resulted simply from what has happened, or from what you've chosen to be and do about what has happened. Meditations from Conversations with God, Book 1 page 121.
Hi there you bunch of lovable alkies. My list of blogs not to miss keeps growing. I love it. I love all the different opinions, the different stories, and the common thread - alcoholism. I love the comments on each blog - some more than others. But the one thing I read in all of those comments is the love and tolerance that shows up without fail on a daily basis. I am really so damned fortunate to have this connection. When I don't get to "the connection" on a daily basis it just really throws me off. And of course IKE just sort of knocked me off for awhile and that is just one more thing that was "off." But as each day passes, the "being off" is passing and is being replaced with "being right on", and sober at that. Now it just does not get any better than that.
Today I am Grateful for:
God, my Higher Power.
My Sobriety.
Mamie, my schnauzer.
My sponsor.
A beautiful day - one of many in a row.
30 more days til broom riding time.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


Scott W said...

I retired my broom. Just so's you know.


Yes, love and tolerance is our code. What a wonderful way to grow - learning to be loving and tolerant of all different kinds of people. It's easier for me to do with alcoholics because we share such a powerful bond that is stronger than any of our differences.
As always, you're right, "it just does not get any better than that". :)

AlkySeltzer said...

"Be right on!"

Returning from a hard day's work in the fields, they used to say to the hired hands (who were by then guzzling their White Port), "Don't fall off the wagon!"

And I thought they meant actually fall off the wagon piled high with the last hay load of the day. ...And they DID!

Be right ON!

J-Online said...

You sound really good today! I've got my broom out and ready! My neighbors think I'm nuts because I was out putting ligted bats in my trees last night. I'm learning different ways to celebrate; without alcohol that is! And my son thinks it looks cool! Have a good one.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Happy day!

Pam said...

Oh Zane I am diggin' this weather aren't you?
Enjoy the upcoming weekend sugar.

Patty said...

Why do you have to wait 30 days to ride your broom? Live a little Zane! LOL

Zanejabbers said...

Patty, it's a witch thing.

Akannie said...

Oooohhhhhh....28 days now til I can get the clown suit out!!!