Sunday, March 18, 2007

REAL INDEPENDANCE

Today's Daily Reflections...

The more we become willing to depend on a Higher Power, the more independant we actually are.
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions pg.36

I start with a little willingness to trust God and He causes that willingness to grow. The more willingness I have, the more trust I gain, the more willingness I have. My dependance on God grows as my trust in Him grows. Before I became willing , I depended on myself for all my needs and I was restricted by my incompleteness. Through my willingness to depend upon my Higher Power, whom I choose to call God, all my needs are provided for by Someone Who knows me better than I know myself- even the needs I may not realize, as well as the ones yet to come. Only Someone Who knows me that well could bring me to be myself and to help me fill the need to somone else that only I am meant to fill. There never will be another exactly like me. And that is real independance.

TodAAy I am thAAnkful and grAAteful for the following...

* that He did break the mold after He made me!

* for all my (sober) blogging friends who share their experience, strength and hope with me .

* for all my (other) blogging friends who show me that 'earthlings' can be cool too .

* After FIVE WHOLE DAYS TOGETHER there was no blood shed between Angel and me !!!

* I am clean and sober todAAY.

* I am learning to put new stuff on my Blog without deleting the whole thing !

* Through learning to love myself more I am also learning to be more kind, respectful and loving to others.

* No matter where I go, there I am!

* I have willingness todAAY.

Keep coming back...TTFN

17 comments:

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

I'm happy for you. Nice grateful lists too. Lucky I'm not an alien!

SoberSteve said...

Nice list. I'm glad you are here for me also.

peace
hugs and kisses
Steve

lash505 said...

easy stevo.. love the list lush, and the promises are true.

AAngel said...

thats a good llist good thing that we are improving our skills together rite¿? xox

Mary Christine said...

I really liked that reading this morning too. 5 days together with no bloodshed! Great! 0:-)
(that's an angel)

SCoUt said...

we both posted the reading today. thank you for all of your kind comments on my bloggy.
You carry a great message.
Peace,
Scout

lushgurl said...

HEY KENNY...
I have been trying to 'stalk' to you, but I am blocked!!!
I can't get to you...What will I do with self now??? LOL
Let me in... pretty please!
HUGS

Tab said...

what an awesome post LushGurl :)
Thanks for sharing!

Steven Novak said...

You're happy that no matter where you go, there you are and I hate teh very same thing about msyelf.

Go figure. ;)

Steve~

vicariousrising said...

I'm so glad your time with Angel turned out OK. Keep it going :). You're doing awesome!

Granny said...

No bloodshed is great. Remember, I have teens too.

This was the weekend from hell but somehow we all survived.

Meg Moran said...

Yay! you are on the Top 100..... So weird willingness seems to be the topic today, oh well "great minds all thinking alike....."

Pam said...

Oh girl, for some reason when I've been going to your blog all week, I have seen the promises at the top, and thought you had not been posting....I thought the Promises was your LAST post. Anyway, goofy me...So I just read the week to catch up...whew. Stay honest with yoursel...that's working good for you.

Lounge Daddy said...

tell Angel that I send greetings from the paradise that we call Grand Rapids, Michigan - "where the north begins and the waters run pure."

and btw -
the newest little kiddo is due in about (that is: "a-boot" in your language isn't it??? haha) 3 months.

enjoy the day

sharonsjourney said...

Thank you for the supportive comments! Your lists help me remember to be grateful. Funny how that works, about praying for willingness, the more we have. I am working on my 4th step, & I have to keep praying for willingness, it works. We discussed prayer tonite at the meeting, & how it does work, there are so many good ones. Hang in there with Angel, it will get better. I like your picture. Sweet.

Love, Sharon

Grace said...

Hey, thanks for adding me, I'm honoured :-) Another single mum of a teen! If you can do it, so can I :-)

Shadow said...

hey! thanks for those words on my blog. it means a lot to me to hear your story. re feelings... knowing it and practising it are still seperate for me, but like you, i'm sure i'll eventually get there too. THANX!!!!!!