Monday, February 1, 2010

Signing Off For Now

February 1 - God is the energy you call imagination.  God is creation.  God is first thought.  And God is last experience.  And God is everything in between.  Page 198 - Meditations from "Conversations with God - Book 1."

God is the only constant in this world.  I know this because it is only He that has always been with me and has carried me when I could not carry myself.  For this I am grateful.

This past Saturday night was Birthday Night at Lambda.  There were 37 participants with a total of 529 years.  I was blessed with being able to claim 18 of those for myself and I was one of those 37.

Sobriety is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I do not feel that I ever will abandon it.  I am committed to my sobriety like I have never been committed to anything else.  It has been a gift from God and therefore a Miracle.

And yes, I am signing off for now.  I find that blogging has become a chore rather than a joy as it used to be.  I have talked to my sponsor about this and he agrees that I should probably step away from it for awhile.  I am not shutting it down because I may drop a Post every now and then.  I do check y'all's blog from time to time, I just don't comment much anymore.

My health is getting better all the time.  I'm still doing the Aquatice therapy 3 days a week and am up to 25 repititions on each of my exercises.  It has made a tremendous difference in the way I feel and I can walk much better than I have for a long while.  Being dibetic I have had neuropathy in both of my feet and that can wallop one's ballance.  The exercizing has hellped that tremendously.  Mental health is doing well also and I am now on a once a month therapy schedule with my psychiatrist.  For the past 8 years I have gone from two or three times a week, to weekly with 2008 and 2009.  2009 I started biweekly, then to every three weeks and now monthly.  Progress.

I love and highly respect every one of you.

Tonight I am grateful for:

  • God, my Higher Power.
  • My Sobriety
  • Mamie, my miniature schnauzer.
  • My Sponsor
  • My Spiritual growth that is an ongoing work in progress, it will never reach perfection.
  • Friends of 4 and 5 decades
  • My sober friends that call me on my crap ever so gently.
  • All y'all
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah!

12 comments:

dAAve said...

If you're not gonna post any more, I'll have to find other things to do with all my time.
Well, let's see now ...

Prayer Girl said...

God bless you Zane.

I understand what you say here. If you're not enjoying blogging and it has become a chore, why do it? I can see the possibility of that happening to me someday. For now, I'm not there yet.

I wish you the best. Your blog will stay on my blog list so if you should post, I'll see it.

I am so glad to hear about the improvements you are experiencing in many areas of your life.

Prayers as always being sent your way.
PG

Patty said...

Zane, I certainly understand and wish you nothing but the best. I have always loved your gratitude that has never wavered. Thanks for turning me on to "Meditations from God", also. It is wonderful to hear of your good mental and physical health, as well as 18 years of continuous sobriety. I will keep you on my list in case you decide to post. God bless!

Steve E said...

Zane, I got off the blogs about two weeks ago, and ya know what? I still find myself at the computer reading many, commenting on a few, and doing it all in a relaxing manner--just too old (hate that excuse0 to keep up the standards required here.

You know you are loved by many here, and I am one of those many...I'll drop you a line from time to time, check up on my friend!

PEACE!

Steve E said...

PS...I'm still laughing at dAAve's comment....LOL!

Akannie said...

Zane,

Glad to hear you're well...you'll be missed. Take good care of yourself and Mamie and know that you have a special place in my heart!

Hugs and kisses, Annie

Pam said...

Dear Zane sugar butt-I hope to see you around town when the weather gets warmer.
I'm so proud of you for the progress you've made with your excersise routine.
Do you wear a swim cap in the pool?

Syd said...

Zane, I will miss you. I understand though. I hope that you will stop by occasionally. Blogging takes a lot of time. I wish you the best.

Trailboss said...

I hope you stop by and see the pics of Patty and Sophie. After all, Mamie needs to see her friends! Glad to hear things are going well for you. I'm like everyone else, I understand when we need to take a break. Take care of yourself!

Findon said...

Take good care of yourself brother. Look forward to reading you again and many thanks for the support over the days. It was and is much appreciated.

Bobby said...

Thank you for sharing your blogs with us for the time you did. Inspiration is never a bad thing. Many people draw strength from the blogs they read and for this you should be proud.I have a feeling you will be signing back on one day. Enjoy your sobriety and take good care of yourself.

Prayer Girl said...

3/23/10 - Well, hi Zane. I was delighted to hear from you and it made me happy to know you are still "passing through" sometimes.

I hope blessings are continuing to come your way.

Love and prayers - still -
PG