When life is lived from a standpoint of damage control or optimum advantage, the true benefit of life is forfeited. The opportunity is lost. The chance is missed. For a life lived thusly is a life lived from fear. July 5 Meditations from "Conversations with God - Book 1" page 130
Hi my alkie friends. Hope all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was rather nondescript. Stayed home except for Saturday dinner with Daave, Rick, and John C. That's always a good start of an evening of sobriety. Then we went to the Saturday Night Live speaker meeting at Lambda. A woman, Laura L., whom I absolutely adore, spoke. She was not the scheduled speaker, but was ready in a moments notice. I first knew Laura when I moved to Houston in August 2004. She was having a hell of a time staying sober. In and out, always broken and in tears. This gal was not one that used the doors flippantly like a turnstile, she just could not get sober. Then in 2005 she took a Desire Chip and it worked. I have witnessed the change in her. From a look and aura of despair to a woman with a gleam in her eye and an aura of gratitude. She is truly a miracle and I am so privileged to have witnessed the change and the growth. She only talked for 25 minutes, but it was a 25 minutes packed with quality. I just love those.
Tonight I am grateful for:
- God, my Higher Power
- My Sobriety
- Mamie, my OCD schnauzer
- My Sponsor
- My Right eye
- Being accepting of a problem with my left eye that started last evening.
- My blood sugar at 198 this AM, down from 267 yesterday and down to 109 before dinner tonight. The new meds are kicking in - in God's time, not mine.
- Living in the United States Of America
- All y'all.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.