Sunday, May 31, 2009

Monday 6/1/09 - "HOME AGAIN - HOME AGAIN"


Hi everyone. I'm back from my weekend 11th step spiritual retreat. Wow, I'm still processing. It will take me a while to sort out what I want to write about it. For now, let me just say that as I expected God had some things in store to show me while I was I know He was also showing many things to everyone who participated.

I will share about the retreat later in the week.

For now, I'm picking up on Mr. Steve's invitation to blog about:


1. It makes me so happy to have the opportunity to attend a spiritual retreat and that I valued myself enough to give it to myself as a gift for my birthday. The peace and serenity, the closeness to God, the friendships that I's all just so very good.

2. It makes me happy anytime God puts an 'urging' in my mind to reach out and offer my healing touch to someone or to just reach out to another and discover later they have experienced a healing. This is a joy beyond description.

3. It makes me happy when a poem or prayer or a prayer poem is born. That also brings a satisfaction and joy beyond compare. I would need a poem to describe the wonder of creating a poem.

4. Getting back to the very mundane - I am happy, happy, happy when I sit down to enjoy a Starbucks extra hot vanilla latte or caramel macchiato. I swoon. It is the one addiction that I still allow in my life.

5. I am happy when my son and daughter are happy. When they have good news, things are going well for them or they have had a difficult situation that has been resolved, I feel happy and very grateful.

6a. I am happy for the relationship I have with God. I am happy that today I know what I have been searching for all my life and I have begun to find it.

6b. Last, but certainly not least, in fact mostly....I am happy to have found my husband and to be living whatever years God graces us with together.

....oh heck, I have to add a 6c. I am happy for my recovery that has allowed all of the above and to have found the recovery blogosphere and you, my dear readers and writers.

Love you,
Prayer Girl


Lou said...

I look forward to hearing about the retreat. Somehow, I feel retreats were created with people like you in mind.

Steve E. said...

Glad you added that "Love you", because we sure would not have known....-grin!

Syd said...

And I'm happy because you are here. And it seems that you consistently have a great message to share. Great list. Thanks PG.

Cat said...

Happiness is a good thing and I have found in al anon - happiness happens more often!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

One of my six faves is that you are here on the blogosphere to ever remind me of life. I also cannot wait to hear about the retreat..I love retreats!
Love ya,

Shadow said...

welcome home. and you're so right. it's nice to go, but oh so sweet to return. love your 'happy's'!

Gin said...

Your happiness results in our happiness because we get to read all of your encouraging and though-provoking post. Glad you had a good time at your retreat, can't wait to hear about it.

Mama Zen said...

"That I valued myself enough to give it to myself as a gift for my birthday."

That really spoke to me, Prayer Girl, and gave me something to think about.