Saturday, November 24, 2007

13 degrees

It is very cold outside. 13 degrees fahrenheit. It's really kind of nice. I really enjoy the changing seasons.

I am going to my 6:30 a.m. meeting this morning. My kids are coming over later for a nice game of Risk. Actually one of my daughters doesn't understand why we want to play a game of world domination and get so competitive over little color coded continents. I love it. Some really fine childhood memories of mine involve games of Risk - the whole family sitting around a table, rolling dice, arguing over rules and strategies. I think it is a good time and 2/3 of my children do too!

At this meeting I may run into someone I have been avoiding. I hope I don't. But I need to not be avoiding people. I talked to my friend Holly for about an hour last night and she encouraged me to come to the meeting. I wish I were a stronger person, I would not need to avoid a person I love but need to not see anymore. In time, In time.

That is a good thing about long term sobriety. No matter what I am going through, I have deep faith that all will be well, it just may not feel really great right now.

"We can believe that God is in His heaven and that He has purpose for our lives, which will eventually work out as long as we try to live the way we believe He wants us to live. It has been said that we should 'wear the world like a loose garment.' That means that nothing should seriously upset us because we have a deep and abiding faith that God will always take care of us. To us that means not to be too upset by the surface wrongness of things, but to feel deeply secure in the fundamental goodness and purpose in the universe." - July 16 reading from Twenty-Four Hours a Day


Gwen R said...

That sounds really great. Board games are really fun on cold or rainy days with friends and family. Maybe I will get one going too.

Enjoy the rest of you holiday MC~


dAAve said...

I haven't played any board games in 30 years. Used to love Monopoly though.
I am sure you have already mentioned your avoidance of this other person to your sponsor to get her guidance on this situation.
Good for you.

YamadogGirl said...

"But for the Grace of God go I", I'd heard that saying many times. But what does it mean to me.

"Grace; the undeserved mercy of God, gift." Websters dictionary.

But for God's undeserved mercy do I go on. I need to remember this when dealing with others, especially when I have a resentment against them. I have to remember to try and have the same mercy to others that God has given me. Do I do it well, NO, I'm human and make mistakes all the time, but remembering His Grace reminds me to have compassion, and so I keep doing my best to do His will. The 3rd step prayer keeps me in check. Thanks, and have a wonderful day!

Blessings & Love,

Pam said...

MC, please do not walk outside - I mean, wouldn't you just turn to ice? Like a frozen statue?
Just a thought...but maybe you could just live out your normal day and let the other person avoid YOU.
I wish I could come spend the day at your house and play Risk....little artichoke girl.

Shannon said...

me nana and my little bro used to play pay day... a board game and we always had a great time! I love it-

I hope you enjoy your morning meeting have a nice day Mary Christine

Scott W said...

That is just too fricking cold, and it's only November! No ma'am. I am freezing today and it's in the 40s. So call me a wimp and I will just shake my finger and say "Oh, no you dint!"

Seriously, have fun today. You already know that if God brings you to it, God will bring you through it. Right? So face that person with your head held high. You have faced worse I am sure.

much love

recoveryroad said...

Risk is my favourite board game.

I know what you mean about needing to avoid certain people; self-preservation/sanity, in my case.

Step lightly, and let your criticism/disengagement be I'm sure it will be. :)

Kathy Lynne said...

Oh yes, Risk is part of all our family gatherings. My 10 year old nephew is relentless and my daughter won both games this year. She was very thrilled to beat the old folks and the little kids:)

Scott said...

I love that I know in my heart of hearts that no matter what.. things will be ok! I love that!

I got a Lord of The Rings version of Risk that I have been dying to play for two years. No one here plays :-(