Monday, September 22, 2008

Pre-Dawn Autumn Moon

The moon this morning, from my front porch, and through the trees.  This morning I still haven't decided whether I want to go into work early or whether I want to run.  The problem is that it won't be light for another hour and I don't think I want to wait that long, and I really don't like running in the dark.

The huge deadline of last week is over!  I know I wrote that yesterday, but it is just hitting me now - it is over.  I have already told my boss that I am taking this Friday off, and I will head over to the western slope and visit my sponsor for the weekend.  I am so very greatly looking forward to that!

I have hope in my heart again this morning.  The last month has been incredibly difficult.  I am so grateful that no matter how difficult life seems to be, I don't have to pick up a drink.   No matter how dark things seem to get from time to time, I know that the light is around the corner.   The light is peaking in right now.  This is one of the tremendous advantages of staying sober day after day, year after year, decade after decade... you learn to trust that "this too shall pass."  

Oh, and I don't think I was truly "sick" this past weekend.  I think I was so tired that my body was just telling me to lay down!  Too bad I couldn't honor that.  

"Believe more deeply.  Hold your face up to the Light, even though for the moment you do not see."  -- As Bill Sees It, p. 3

7 comments:

dAAve said...

I love that picture. You can use it again on October 31.
Glad you're feeling better. Enjoy your day, please.

Scott W said...

Then it's a nice, stress free day for Mary!

Akannie said...

Indeed. I remember how schmaltzy it used to sound when oldtimers would say to me gently..This too shall pass. Now I are one, and like you said, it becomes more and more true and believable for me as time goes on.

I often need to turn up my body volume and LISTEN!
Glad you're better...

Lou said...

I was thinking that about you just being run down, but then I fancy myself a doctor (haha).

I'm running every day I can before the snow flys. I hate that winter running..er..slogging.

johno said...

I love the picture too, and the quote at the end :)

Syd said...

It sounds like you deserve several days off. Glad that the deadline stress is past. Have a relaxing week. Like the photo a lot.

AlkySeltzer said...

I love it and need to remember it: This too shall pass, and it always does!

Occasionally with me also, the light peaks in, and illuminates so clearly the world, now not misty, cloudy, or hazy, but transparent. And colorings become so much more vibrant and true. Thank You God, from a sober and grateful heart.