Friday, January 05, 2007

Snowy Friday Morning

Yesterday morning as I was getting ready for my run, I saw the above film, as recorded by a traffic helicopter, on TV and ran outside to see if I could see it. In the sky above me was this incredible, huge, display of lights. It was really amazing. Initially they thought it was a meteor, but later discovered that it was a Russian Rocket. Yikes! It was really a beautiful thing to see.

I finally got the snow on the street in front of my house shoveled last night. And now we have another winter storm in process. I need to just accept that this is what is happening and it does not matter one iota whether I like it, so I might as well not go mental over it. I will get back out with my snow shovel and try to just smile through it. I cannot wait to see grass or even dirt again.

"So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselvees, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn't think so. Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this eselfishness. We must, or it kills us! God makes that possible. And there often seems no way of entirely getting rid of self without His aid. Many of us had moral and philosophical convictions galore, but we could not live up to them even though we would have liked to. Neither could we reduce our self-centeredness much by wishing or trying on our own power. We had to have God's help." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 62

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

...though he usually doesn't think so. A disease that manifests itself as thoughts is truly insidious. I am truly grateful for people like you that have gone before me and have explained the way to recovery.

Scott said...

MC- I feel for ya with all that shoveling... We here in the midwest are having a warmer than normal winter. For that I am thankful! I'm sorry y'all are having to put up with all the snow but I love your attitude of acceptance. At least you don't have to let it drive you completely bonkers!

Hang in there and shovel safely, maybe this storm will pass ya by!

Anonymous said...

neat picture

Shannon said...

shit stupid blogger

OK well ahve a great day
and I hope you get to see grass and dirt again soon

love ya

Designer Girl said...

MC, thank you so much for sharing that quote. That is EXACTLY what God wanted me to hear today. :)

Hope you get some relief from all this white stuff soon. Your attitude is wonderful. ((hugs))

Christine said...

I hear you might not have drought this summer since you have all this snow

should I gloat about 60 plus today and my door and windows open?

ahhh gotta love global waming, it will change all our lives

Dying for a Drink said...

MC, the only downside about my new job is that I don't get a chance to read your blog in the afternoon like I did in my last place! But it does mean I have it to look forward to when I get home! I hope your shovelling efforts don't make your back worse!

Pam said...

great picture. Come to my house...there's plenty of grass and dirt...and Great Dane poop.

Redhead Gal said...

I could use a little of that snow, just to make it feel a bit normal here in MA. I enjoy one or two whopping snow days a year (and they have to involve snow emergencies that make the National Guard tell us to stay off the highway on a work day). After that, I want the daffodils.