Friday, July 10, 2009

Saturday 7/11/09 - "JUST A FEW THOUGHTS"

Q: How ya doin'?
A: Oh, hangin' in there!

"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:

Awareness
Acceptance
Action

I 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.

Prayer Girl

12 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm so grateful too!
Also, neat picture of the opposum covered in rats!

Tall Karen said...

I love the three 'A's. Such a great reminder.

I have thought of you so many times today. This place is very spiritual...that's probably why. I am so tired now, but just wanted you to know you're in my thoughts and prayers. TK

Just Be Real said...

Hey, congrats on the Top Dart award! The triple AAA method is a good one to have and implement.

Great quote of the day PG, and also being grateful for your blogasphere friends!

Blessings and thank you for sharing dear one!

Lou said...

Those rodents in the picture are creepy..LOL..
but the message was excellent!

Gin said...

And we are grateful for you...ALWAYS!

James Oh said...

Remember our Lord has done everything for us. As such, through obedience to Him, we have a full control of ourselves, because He has set us free. His grace will be more sufficient to overcome all obstacles, be it unhappiness, worry, doubts etc..

Stay focus on Him and let Him guide you at all times, I pray in Jesus' wonderful name. Amen

Steve E. said...

I love it when someone says, "Hangin' IN there." in response to "How ya doin'?"

I picture "hangin' by fingertips" off the top of a high cliff. One "slip" and guess what???

Mama Zen said...

The 3 As saved my life.

mile191 said...

Hugs. Thanks for everything. Love the picture. I have appreciated your support, your thoughts, comments, prayers, support. Thank you so much. I am working through this, my stuff, right now. My me will be back together soon enough.

Andrew said...

Greetings Anna. Always good to read you.

Robin said...

What an uplifting and sweet post you wrote! It is always a pleasure to read your posts!

Syd said...

Congrats on your award. You know Anna, you are a wonderful example of how the program works. And your gentleness touches me in a profound way. I just wanted to tell you that I am grateful for your being here.