Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oh, Blessed Gratitude


Maybe I needed a week of hell, and a health scare, to just make me so happy to be alive.  It doesn't hurt that last week was snowy and rainy and cold and frozen and nasty.  This week is sunshiney and warm and beautiful.  

I am sitting on my sofa, my screen doors are open, there is a breeze blowing through.  There is a nice ceiling fan above me, which I love.  I am watching American Idol, and as long as Kris Allen stays in the competition, I will be very happy to watch it (I voted for him 10 times last night!).  Juvenile - yes, how wonderful!  Last week I felt like I was geriatric, juvenile is a welcomed change.  

So, now it is Birdie Bedtime.  I absolutely love this time each day - once the windows are open.  The birds make so much noise as they prepare to settle down for the night - I love to listen to them.  

Today was wonderful, starting with an AA meeting at 6:30.  Then I had a presentation to give this morning at work.  Once that was over, I got to breathe a sigh of relief.  I went out for lunch with my daughter and had the wonderful Huevos Rancheros pictured above at a wonderful Mexican restaurant.  Yummmmmmy.

I am so grateful to be alive, so grateful to be sober, so grateful to have the life I have today.  You just cannot get here from there.  There is no way... but for the Grace of God.  But for the Grace of God.  

12 comments:

Steve E. said...

Mary, your last couple lines have the markings of some of the poets on here.

And you are so right, my Dear:

"You just can't get there from here
There is no way...
But for the Grace of God
But for the Grace of God"

MC, I HAD to re-print it.
It is THAT good!
It is THAT good!
Thank you.

Mary Christine said...

Yeah, but, it is
You just can't get HERE from THERE.

Syd said...

That Mexican food looks great. Glad that you are relaxed and have the birds singing. Maybe they are saying "No More Snow!".

dAAve said...

I stopped by here because I can get here from there. And back again.

Steve E. said...

If ever on these blogs someone could say to me "GOTCHA!"...well, it would be now. And it would be YOU!


(You DO read your commenters. Of course...I wuz jus checkin' -grin!))

Patty said...

I can't wait to have the windows open in the evening. Tonight we are in the 30's again (sigh). I am hoping I have brought in my last load of firewood until fall. I am so glad you had a wonderful day and are focusing on all of your blessings. You have been in my prayers, Mary.

Pam said...

Well it's too hot here for me to open the windows ;)
You sound so much more like yourself darlin'

Scott W said...

I don't know, that Mexican food looks kinda blue!

Kathy Lynne said...

I like Kris too! And did you notice what a great disco dancer he was last night.even if you could barely see him....

Ed G. said...

But for the grace of God...

Prayer Girl said...

The Grace of God is everything for me. It was only by the Grace of God that I got from there (in hell) to here - a wonderful life, second to none.

I'm so glad your scare is over and you can concentrate on the beauty and joys of life like the "Birdie Bedtime" symphony.

Prayer Girl

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love to eat those huevos rancheros!

They look delicious!

Willa