It is Saturday. I am going to the 6:30 a.m. meeting - for the 6th time this week! Then I need to do my grocery shopping for my son's birthday dinner tomorrow. And I still need to buy him a birthday present. I think it is so cute that since my son's 4th birthday in 1980, I have asked him every year what he wanted me to cook for his birthday. Every year it is the same, "lasagna." And for dessert? Banana Cream Pie. So I asked him again this year. He told me "lasagna," and when I asked what he wanted for dessert, he just said "you know!" He was gone for the last 2 years, so it is special that he is here and can come to his mother's for dinner.
It is so wonderful to be thinking about all this ordinary and boring life stuff this morning. What a wonderful thing it is to have no drama going on.
"Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things - these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes. True ambition is not what we thought it was. True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 124 - 125