Sunday, November 23, 2008
Monday 11/24 - BUSY NON-STOP SUNDAY
Today has been a busy non-stop kind of Sunday filled with the enjoyment of pleasurable activities and lots of opportunities to help others - which always helps me.
I began my morning at 8 a.m. by meeting a girl I sponsor in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) at the Catholic Church where she is attending the class. From there I went to my Alanon home group meeting that is growing larger and larger as the years pass. I love this meeting and missed it last week when I was at the retreat. I met with a gal I'm sponsoring in Alanon after the meeting. From there I went to a performance of The Messiah that steve-a-roni was performing in. It was wonderful and the beauty of the music sent my spirit soaring upward. I finally got home around 5 p.m. and was really dragging. Luckily I didn't have to cook dinner and I met Mr. fiddle-a-roni at Perkins for a great Chef salad dinner and brought chocolate eclairs home for dessert. Have also had several calls with sponsees.
A full day for sure! For me, a wonderful way to end this day would be to share a few affirmations and things I'm thankful for.
I pray to God for guidance and inspiration, He answers and I hear.
I detach with love from the problems of my children. I listen to them without fear knowing they have a higher power and it isn't me. I pray for them.
I am empathetic and forgiving of others and have the courage to say what is right to say to them.
I AM THANKFUL FOR:
Those I love have their health.
Being with loved ones at Thanksgiving.
Making a decision not to think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving.
Not having to cook the turkey this year.
Being able to bake some casseroles, pie, etc. to take to my son's house.
Wonderful sponsees to love, cherish, and respect.
The ability to appreciate the glorious beauty of The Messiah.
Becoming a part of this blogging community.
My wonderful hubby-a-roni.
Having the energy to write this blog.
Having a relationship with God that includes trust and faith.
Being able to share this trust and faith in God with others.
A good night's sleep.
Being able to close this blog with a prayer that God holds each of you in His arms tonight.
With prayers for you all,
(Picture by Claude Monet)