Monday, June 11, 2007

Back to Work

I took a hike and a trail run yesterday morning. It really was wonderful. There were wildflowers everywhere and the yucca are in bloom. It was good to do something that deviates from my normal routine - though this may very well now become my normal Sunday routine.

I really do love Monday Mornings. I look forward to getting back in my office and seeing what is going on. I recall times in my life when I dreaded Monday morning all weekend - enough to ruin my weekend. I am glad my life is not like that today.
I had a quiet weekend. I slept a lot. I still don't feel particularly well. I went to a few meeetings, rode my bike a little, hiked a little, ran a little, visited a little with someone dear to me, and worked in my yard a little. It was very quiet and peaceful and I am grateful for times like these.
"I also come to AA for the shock of self-recognition. When I hear your stories, I see myself. When I can see myself, I know that I need to be healed, restored, built up and lifted up. I come for the antidote to my own peculiar brand of arrogance, egotism, and pride. This antidote isn't a vaccine but a medicine I require in order to survive these poisons that live inside me. Meetings are where I get this medicine. And you enourage me. I am made brave - that's what 'encourage' means, after all - so that I can risk little experiments at being better." -- Emotional Sobriety The Next Frontier, p. 106

8 comments:

LAS said...

Sounds peaceful and relaxing - beautiful picture. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've just started connecting with other sober people this way - and it's so comforting to know I am not alone! I come back to the US this Thursday - after a brief stop in London for work (heading there tomorrow). This trip has worn me out - I can't get to any English speaking meetings where I'm at in Germany...it's been 13 days now with no meeting. Ugh!

Pam said...

I like Mondays too, until about 10:00am, then I want to go back home ;)

Scott W said...

This morning I did not know what day it was when I woke. That is such a weird feeling.

I especially like this Monday. It's Pam's birthday and several others I know in the fellowship.

dAAve said...

That is an incredible picture!
Is it real? It can't be real.
Please tell all the people in your office that I said hi.

Clarity said...

I love the quote, that's one of the main reasons I go to meetings whether I want to or not. I need my daily dosage of medicine.

Scott said...

I love Colorado.. Isn't that Long's Peak off in the distance?

Breathtaking!

lushgurl said...

I loved the quote from Emotional Sobriety, is that an AA book?
Yje view is almost as lovely as you are MC...Love ya!

sober Chick said...

You are one active woman! You also have a precious outlook on your life today, on life overall. But I think you know that :)