Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Into my 23rd year...


I am sitting here with a beautiful morning breeze wafting through my lace curtains. I love it when that happens, and it hasn't happened for a while. It rained like mad last night which is wonderful. It cooled things off and we needed the moisture desperately.

Daave wrote about not having anything new to be grateful for today, but then came to the conclusion that being grateful for the same things day after day is really OK (I hope I haven't taken too much license with what you wrote Daave). I feel like I have nothing much to write about today. It has been such a dramatic week. I am a little tired from it all.

So, I am just into my 23rd year of sobriety. It is an average Wednesday morning. I will go to work a little bit early so that I can leave early and take a bike ride and swim with my daughter. In my early sobriety I had to learn how to live through the average and "boring" moments and days without creating drama. I learned to be satisfied with the simple pleasures of life - like the breeze coming through the lace curtains.

"How 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." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 128-129

11 comments:

dAAve said...

had enough trauma
had enough drama
today i'll settle
for blog-a-rama

Scott W said...

Oh Dave, you always say that.

That quote from the BB says it all.

sirreene said...

If only life would stay boring.

Sober Chick said...

What, no drama. I am learning this, feels foriegn to be in a non-drama environment.

Your area by the window is serene. I love the lighting by your computer. It is most inviting.

Tab said...

Simple days are rewards for all the not so simple days, enjoy:)
Thanks for sharing ~

Diego said...

Did I read somewhere that we're in a drama play and that God is the Director?.......God bless.

BigSkymAAck said...

That is it I don't like the drama. I went a long time without it. I will be getting back to that place soon. Not having it is a lot like the photo of your desk by the window.
FAEA

Gwen said...

That looks like such a pretty space. I can feel the calm in your post. Thanks and thanks for your post about my sponsee. She left me a message today and is in complete denial that anything even happened. She was at the beach telling me everything was fine and she was not going to loose her 16 months. I feel raw inside. This is why I need a break and maybe even some alanon?

Karen B said...

I know what you mean, I had the double whammy of drama and I'm so glad I don't have any drama right now of a toxic friend/sponsee. My favorite moments is watching my cat watch the birds on the window ledge in my apartment.I feel I can enjoy them now without someone criticizing it. Have a great weekend!

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