Thursday, May 31, 2007

donAAting blood

People forget to donate blood in the summer months, so there is usually a shortage. They called me the other day and asked if I would please come in and donate. I was happy to. It is such a small thing, but such an important thing.

I learned how to do things that are not all about ME! ME! ME! in AA. Thank God. When I think about myself 24 hours a day, I can count on 24 hours of unhappiness.

"We had not prayed rightly. We had always said, 'Grant me my wishes,' instead of 'Thy will be done.' The love of God and man we understood not at all. Therefore we remained self-deceived, and so incapable of receiving enough grace to restore us to sanity." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 295

10 comments:

Pam said...

"When I think about myself 24 hours a day, I can count on 24 hours of unhappiness."....well I'd say that about sums of our whole beautiful program!! And THANKS for that reminder.

Trudging said...

No, we had not prayer rightly. It is so true. There is a HUGE difference between Lord bless me and Lord make me a part of what you are blessing.

dAAve said...

I had hepatitis when I was 20 so they won't let me ever donate again.
I think out-of-the-closet gays are not allowed to donate either. Is that discrimination or what? Straights don't contract HIV?

Scott W said...

Were I to be truthful at the blood donation center they would not want my blood even though I have tested HIV negative all my life.

pssst They won't take Dave's because they know it would make people as crazy as he.

kel said...

There is a blood drive in my building today... You have inspired me to donate!!

Gwen said...

You are a great woman MC~

Scott u are 2 funny!

lushgurl said...

U really admire people who donate their blood, I can't because of herpes virus...could be worse though. You're the best MC.
love and HUGS

Scott said...

oh man I gotta do that, I have never donated blood...

thanks for the heads up!

lash505 said...

That is so good of you to donate blood..Denver soon

Christine said...

you are so brave to donate blood. I can barely get a blood test myself