Friday, January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010

Today I am grateful for:

I'm really learning that my life is not by chance and it is by choice. So many times I don't want to believe I have anything to do with my feelings or situation.

Let go and let God. This keeps showing up in my blog because it's a lesson that has to be reinforced with me. It's new to me in the last 16 months. This isn't meant to conflict with my first gratitude today. It's like riding a roller coast. You want to ride it because it's fun. Then you realize when you're ready to go down that steep curvy slope, "What was I thinking!?" You have no choice but to go with it, it's fast, it's uncomfortable, you think you are going to die. Before you know it, you're off the roller coast, walking around laughing. The experience is past and you're feeling more alive than before you got it. But the positive attitude through the ride is my choice while I'm speeding out of control. (At least that's what it feels like to me, even though I know I'm not going to die.) Think about it.

Text messages. The connection I have with my fellow AA's and text messages is almost devine. I have more than once received a message that could not have come at a better time. It is a great connection tool. I enjoy going though my contacts and just sending a message to check on someone to let them know I too am thinking about them and I'm there if they need me.

The kindness of the people I know in the last few days. I have so many wonderful people in my life. I love them all. There is positivity in life.


  1. Step 3 surrounds me. That is good.

  2. Hey, Gary...just found you and am LOVING your photos. You seriously have some talent!

    Read on down a few more posts and saw that you are taking a big leap in your career...GOOD for you!! They say LEAP--and the net will appear.

    Are you familiar with a book called The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron? If not, check it out.

    WTG on the 16 months and welcome to your real life. Sobriety rocks. I've been a friend of Bill's since '90...

    Yippee! Another sober blogger...