Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Morning

I just can't leave that last post as what some random person who may arrive here will see.

I am, indeed, a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous. As such, I get to live life to the best of my ability - living by spiritual principles, and living without alcohol. I might add that I am also living without psychotropic medications, and living without smoking. There are many other things I am living without - but I don't want to get tedious.

What do I get to live WITH? I live in peaceful harmony within my own skin. I get to live in peaceful harmony with my family, friends, coworkers and neighbors most of the time - like maybe 99% of the time.

I get to wake up on Monday morning and look forward to going back to work. I get to live through uncertain times and know that my needs will always be provided. It may not look the way I wanted or expected, but it will be provided. I have learned that through experience.

I haven't had a drink for a long time. I haven't wanted a drink for a very long time. I haven't woken up with that sinking feeling - wondering what I did last night - and more importantly - who knows about it - for long time and for that I am truly grateful.

Life is good. Sometimes it gets a bit weird. Sometimes I get a bit weird. I have never claimed to be a paragon of virtue or sanity. But oh, if you only knew the person I used to be!

I am so grateful for the life I have today.

9 comments:

Gin said...

I love this. It's what we DO have that counts.

Ed G. said...

Or, what we don't have...

Seems we're of a mind about this (just posted a similar article) - my life today seems to be the way it is supposed to be. It has purpose (I am useful) and it has pain and joy that I can learn from.

Blessings and aloha...

dAAve said...

I keep remembering that God made the Earth round ... so I wouldn't know what's around the corner.

Lou said...

You really never know who may click over to your blog!

wendy said...

just wanted to stop by and say hi.

hope you are having a good Monday.

Scott W said...

I am confused, but that is okay.

Susan DeAngelis said...

Sometimes I get a lot wierd :) We all do.

99% is a darn good stat -- don't be so hard on your self.
:)
Sue

Pam said...

Ahhh the joy of walking thru any fear and coming out on the other side. Our beautiful program is so awesome like that.

Syd said...

I like the positives that you wrote about here. Excellent.