January 15 - You can know yourself to be generous, but unless you do something which display generosity, you have nothing but a concept. You can know yourself to be kind, but unless you do someone a kindness, you have nothing but an idea about yourself. Meditations from "Conversations with God - Book 1" page 22
Tuesday night I fixed me some sauerkraut and polish sausage. I have not had that in a long time. Now I remember why. But it sure was good while eating. The phone rang and I went over to answer it, when I got back my half empty plate was empty and in the middle of the table. OMG. Mamie ate sauerkraut. Now we all know dog farts are terrible, but just feed your dog sauerkraut. The covers billowed on one side of the bed or the other all night long. I wanted to put her OUTdoors, but I was afraid the HazMat team would be called. The paint was peeled back in the bedroom and I am out of room deodorizer. Sheeze, what a night.
When I got home from today's movie, I had a voicemail from an old high school friend of mine. Madeline called to bring me up to date on our 50th High School Reunion which is April 25, 2009. I called her back, we had a lot of laughs, and now I am on the Reunion Committee. I have not been to any of the previous reunions, but am now looking forward to this one. I have reconnected with several of my old friends via classmates.com. Madeline and I have kept in touch for years, although for about 30 years we were out of touch. Geez, I was 17 when I graduated from High School, I will be 17 years in AA this Jan 20, so it has to be Devine Providence that I will celebrate 17 years in the year of my 50th HS reunion. I think.
Yesterday on my way to the movie, there were these two teenagers in a yellow Ford Ranger that were beside me on the road. After a while, the driver pulled over into my lane and damned near hit me. about a block further up we came to a stop light. The window on the yellow truck went down, but I was in another lane. Then the young man got out of his truck, and yelled apologies to me. My God, a teenager with manners. I wish I could thank his parents for doing a good job of bring him up. Amazing.
None of the above has a damned thing to do with AA accept that sometimes life on life's terms can be a thing of beauty and amazement. Those were great God Shots and I'm glad I caught them. What a difference a day makes. I'm so glad I'm sober so that I could fully enjoy these moments. It just does not get much better than that.
Tonight I am grateful for:
- God, my Higher Power
- My Sobriety
- Mamie, my OCD and fartful Schnauzer
- My Sponsor
- Tomorrow is double dip day
- Old friends
- All y'all
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.