Saturday, May 12, 2007

Saturday Morning


I love Saturday morning. I am going to go to the 6:30 a.m. meeting, then come home and take a 5 mile run. I am tapering before my race. I will run very little in this last week before the half-marathon.
My son called on Thursday night from a country other than Iraq. He is on a well-deserved leave. He is having a wonderful vacation. We got to have a frank conversation for the first time since he has been gone. It was disconcerting, to put it mildly. Please God, get us through the next few months until he gets home.

Yesterday I got to hear my friend Larry's story at the 6:30 meeting. What a life he has had! It was good to be there. As I left, I opened my car windows, and opened the sun roof and drove to work - with the wind blowing in my hair. Really, how great is this? I get to go to an AA meeting on my way to work, I get to hear a friend of mine share his life story, I get to drive a nice car on a beautiful day. Life is good - if I will look for the good. If I look for the bad, believe me, I will find it.

I am greatly looking forward to this day.

"I find joy in my daily life, in being of service, in simply being. I have found rooms full of wonderful people, and for me ach and everyone of the Big Book's promises have come true." - - Alcoholics Anonymous (4th ed.), p. 475

10 comments:

Christine said...

gorgeous pic

What blessings! Happy you can enjoy them.

love, peace, joy

lushgurl said...

G'morning Mary Christine... what a beautiful rose, lovin' the dew drops on it. It must have been great to hear your sons' voice and know that he is safe for today.
I choose to look for the good things today too.
Love ya!

Redhead Gal said...

What an awesome post! Thanks for sharing a bright outlook.

dAAve said...

nice!

Syd said...

MC, you are a rose. Thanks for sharing an inspirational message. I wish that we all could start our days as you describe.

Pam said...

I love your Optimism...I'm so happy your son called!!!

Zane-nawwaa said...

Hey ghurl, finally some one that knows KFUC. I sort of get a blank look here in Houston. Gorgeous Rose.Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy

lash505 said...

I love Saturday morning too but not in vegas. enjoy the run and happy mothers day.

Scott said...

"ilfe is good, I will look for the good. If I look for the bad, bleieve me, I will find it." More truer words have never been spoken. Man, that is at the center of it for me.

I am glad to learnt hat your son is healthy and getting some vacation time. His service means alot to me and my family and we will continue to pray for you guys.

Scott said...

almost forgot... Happy Mother's Day!