Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Gratitude today

March 18 - This is My plan for you. This is My ideal: that I should become realized through you. Meditations from "Conversations with God - Book 1", page 43.
God has abundantly supplied this world with fine doctors, psychologists, and practitioners of various kinds. Do not hesitate to take your health problems to such persons. Most of them give freely of themselves, that their fellows may enjoy sound minds and bodies. Try to remember that thought God has wrought miracles among us, we should never belittle a good doctor or psychiatrist. Their services are often indispensable in treating a newcomer and in following his case afterward. Alcoholics Anonymous, page 133
The above quote from the BB was left on my blog comments by Scott W. Thanks Scott. A very good thing for all of us to keep in mind. With that statement, I'm moving on to other things.
I noticed in reading my last two blogs that I left a very important item off of my gratitude lists. MY RIGHT EYE. I saw the eye doc Monday week a go and she said it appears that the left eye edema is improving. That was great news. I also told her that I could now see the TV Screen and the colors are quite vivid. Concurred that was a good sign. I go back this coming Monday for an exam and update. The quality of sight in my left eye improves throughout the day but wanes at night. Probably from being tired. This gives me hope. Right now she can stick all the needles or whatever is needed to be done NOW. Patience is not one of my virtues. I just have to remember that it is all in God's time, not mine. Man I'm repeating that a lot these days. I close my prayers with "let thy will, not mine, be done."
Tonight I am grateful for:
  • God, my Higher Power.
  • My Sobriety
  • Mamie, my OCD schnauzer.
  • My Sponsor whom I visited today and he is coming along quite well. Friday we are taking a meeting to his hospital room.
  • My Right Eye
  • Being Sighted
  • Hearing Betty share her experience, strength, and hope at the 12:15 Lambda Wednesday Speaker Meeting.
  • Lunch and fellowship following the meeting
  • Good faithful friends.
  • All y'all

Y'all be pretty now, ya heah!


Scott W said...

It's odd to hear someone's story and then not be able to imagine them doing the shit that got them to AA.

Zanejabbers said...

I know, I thought the same thing.

Bill said...

I'm thankful for your right eye, too, and have hope for the left one. You'll notice that Scott W's avatar only show his left eye.

...and stay on your meds, no matter what the pseudo-medical experts in the rooms say.

Findon said...

I'm glad for you that the eyes are improving. My right eye has settled in to cloudiness for now, which is OK.

Syd said...

I'm glad to hear about the improvement to your eye. I hope that all continues to go well.