Saturday, July 01, 2006

Happy New (fiscal) Year!

Saturday Morning. How I love Saturday Mornings. My son is downstairs sleeping. I am getting ready to head out to a meeting. He is going golfing with his dad today and then to their house for dinner tonight.

We had a wonderful time yesterday. He bought "Mean Girls" and we watched it. I don't know if it was just because I was in the company of my kids, but I thought that movie was hilarious. I really enjoyed it. But of course, I know that I really enjoyed just sitting with my kids watching a movie together, it probably wouldn't have mattered what movie it was.

"Still more wonderful is the feeling that we do not have to be specially distinguished among our fellows in order to be useful and profoundly happy. Not many of us can be leaders of prominence, nor do we wish to be. Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes. True ambition is not what we thought it was. True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 124, 125.


Scott said...

I am grateful for your visit with your youngins! Enjoy MC!

peace to you!

DG - trudgingtheroad said...

Sober Friday nights with our kids are a great reward.

That passage from step 12 is one of my favorites in all our literature.

Trudging said...

I think "Mean Girls" is really funny! I am glad that you son is home.

Sober @ Sundown said...

Glad you got to feel Joy with your family this weekend.

lash505 said...

Very nice post. Have fun with the kids.

Gwen said...

One of my favorite things to do with Reid is lie on the bed and watch a movie together.