"JUST A FEW THOUGHTS"
First, I want to thank Gin for passing on the "Primos Dardo" award to "moi".
The name, "Primos Dardo" translates roughly as "Top Dart." The award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literacy and personal values every day.
Now, I don't know how well I transmit anything cultural, ethical, or literary, but I will admit to trying to pass on my personal values daily. THANKS!
I was thinking about how I create my own unhappiness so often by my own thoughts, words, or deeds. When I find myself unhappy, I need to use the three "A"s I learned in Al-Anon:
ActionI need to be aware of the thought, word, or behavior that is at the root of my unhappiness. Maybe I am feeling that I am not good enough or someone else has more than I do, or I'm lacking gratitude. Perhaps I have been rude, abrupt, or said something unkind to someone.
I may not like what I find as I become aware, but if it is there - I need to acknowledge it and accept it.
Then I must take action. Maybe I need to make amends, write a gratitude list, pray, or help another alcoholic.
Then...my unhappiness will "delete", "delete", "delete".
Quote for Today:
"To cheat one's self out of love is the greatest deception of which there is no reparation in either time or eternity." Soren Keirkegarrd
Thank God we all have each other in this glorious life of recovery. I am so grateful there were people holding their hands and hearts out to me when I walked into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous for the very first time. Thank God we are there now reaching out our hands and hearts to the newcomers who are just arriving. We all need to stick together and we do.
I am grateful for my friends here in the blogosphere who always have their hearts and keyboards ready to greet me.