Friday, April 20, 2007


This is from 24 Hours A Day...

The satisfaction you get out of living a sober life is made up of a lot of little things, but they add up to a satisfactory and happy life. You take out of life what you put into it. So I'd say to people coming into AA: "Don't worry about what life will be like without liquor. Just hang in there and a lot of good things will happen to you. And you'll have that feeling of quiet satisfaction and peace and serenity and gratitude for the grace of God". Is my life becoming really worth living?

I don't know about you, but I find this to be true in my life today. When I am in a bad mood, the people I come in contact with are idiots! If I am feeling grateful for all of the beauty around me, the world is beautiful to me. If I snap at the waitress for taking too long with my breakfast, it will probably be cold or come with burnt toast. If I say to you that I appreciate your friendship, then maybe you will call on a friend who has been feeling down lately. I do believe that what goes around, comes around. I used to live in constant fear of the retribution for the pain I caused in my drinking days. I couldn't trust you, because I couldn't trust me. You weren't always truthful with me because I lied to you all the time. How my life has changed today. I am learning to trust and love and be the kind of friend that I want to have. I am learning to reach out to you and in kind you are reaching out to me. It's ALL good today!

Here are just a few of the things that have made me smile today...

  • I finally found the Collective soul video to post on my blog
  • the sky is the most perfect shade of blue
  • I watered my garden last night for the first time this year
  • a friend is lending me a bicycle pump so I can start to ride my "blue mustang with the top down" again LOL
  • my little Jenny bird chirps to the birds outside everyday
  • my next door neighbor was smoking a joint this morning and it bothered me so I told her and went inside (I didn't WANT it either)
  • my home group meeting is tonight
  • the weather is getting so warm that I think I can put away my winter coat for real
  • even though My Blue Jays lost, I have faith that they'll play well in Baltimore tonight
  • I have everything I need today and then some...
  • I have discovered "smiley's" and I know how to add them to my posts!
  • even though I'm a freak you seem to love me anyway
  • all of you who trudge this happy road with me, you guys ROCK

Love Ya!


Syd said...

Your comment on what goes around, comes around is one that I've always hoped to be true. I think that it may take time to happen but in time, what you give out, you get back. Thanks for making me think about what I can do to be a good friend to others.

Jocelyn said...

Look at how attuned you are to the natural world--to the point of not craving a former addiction, even.


Diesel said...

Perspective makes all the difference, huh?

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Same thing here. I give you a gift and I hope to get some present from you. I'm not referring another book from the US of A but I'm referring to a comment or two. (I'm suppose to wink, wink.)

Thank you for calling me, I'm ROCK!

lash505 said...

You reap what you sow. lol I am with you positive is the meds for me.

Meg Moran said...

holy cow...if YOU are a freak, what the heck am I????

vicariousrising said...

I like freaks. Who wants to be ordinary? Dear lord, put me to sleep.

You make me smile every day.

SoberSteve said...

I didn't now that they called Angel's "Freaks" in Canada.

Great list. If it comes back to you now, all you are going to get is hugs.

Hugs and kisses

PS Still have that paint brush for you!!!!

Cori said...

LOL, I couldn't stop smiling at the mustang with the top down :)

Scott said...

my life is soooooo worth living today! :-) thanks for reminding me!

Granny said...

Normal? What's that?

sharonsjourney said...

Hey, you freak, I love you being a freak, & I can better connect with you! LOL. Good things to smile about, I like what Jocelyn tuned into, Nature is so awesome. In my sobriety, at first, I dealt alot with the wreckage of my past, what goes around comes around is so true! I'm getting the good things now, I have beautiful friends in the program, & in blogworld, I only hope I can become so beautiful in their eyes, I know they love me for who I am, & that's a beautiful thing. You rock too!!

Love, Sharon

Christine said...

keep smiling!

Pam said...

ahhh you sound contented. I sometimes forget that i have everything I need. Thanks for reminding me !!!!