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