Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday 11/9/09 - "A QUICK BLOG"


This is not a picture of me - wrong age - but she looks how I feel today. I feel pretty darn good.

Yesterday was another jam packed day. It began with my home group Al-Anon meeting where we talked a lot about boundaries. That would be a blog for another time. It was a great topic and a great meeting.

I met with a sponsee to work on step 10. We are using the Al-Anon book, "Paths to Recovery". It never ceases to amaze me how people gradually change. They read a step, answer questions, we discuss, they continue to live life one day at a time, go to meetings, call their sponsor and other program friends, develop a relationship with their higher power, and - - they begin to get better.

After that meeting I saw sweet daughter at the treatment facility. Hubby and I went and it was so wonderful to see her. We saw her room, the areas where she is living her life for this month. We sat outside in the cool breezes and talked about whatever came to mind. Her sponsor was there when we arrived. Oh happy day! The half hour blew by too quickly. I know I will see her again before next visiting day somewhere at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting just like I did on Saturday. The ladies from the center were brought to the noon women's meeting I attend regularly.

Fast forward through to today. I am leaving for the hospital soon. I have not been to the gym in about two weeks and I vow I'm going after volunteering. Please hold me to it, bloggers. After that, I'll be meeting up with Mr. Steve for my favorite Starbucks latte.

A little cooler weather is scheduled to arrive in a day or two. I'm excited and eagerly look forward to that with happy anticipation.

I am grateful today - grateful:
to be able to live in the moment more frequently than I used to

to believe in the power of prayer and to pray often

to have candles in my family room that I can light and watch the smoke drift to heaven with my prayers mingled there

for the tremendous love I feel and joyfully act upon for my husband, daughter, son, and son's wife

for my kitty and doggy - may they develop peace and maybe even some companionship between them

for my blogging community, my blogger friends

Love and prayers,
Prayer Girl


Andrea said...

I am thankful you are feeling well and having a great day. Don't forget the gym after that yummy latte!

Brian Miller said...

thanks for the smile at your prayers drifting on the smoke from your candles...keep praying, stay grateful. smiles.

Tall Kay said...

Happy Monday PG! Wonderful gratitude and blessings for living a life of joy and usefulness.

Steve E. said...

Sounds like a "HAPPY GIRL" to me. It's gotta be God, working with program stuff, which is happening here.

Yes, daughter is a happy camper also, surrounded by a bunch of long faced folks, some of whom would rather be anywhere else than a rehab.

Well, ya never know...

Love and Peace!

Anonymous said...

I love the photo we can pretend its you ,, lol
I ma glad you had a great day yesterday. Enjoy your day as well today, smile, inhale, and smile again, God is good. I love how you wrote about watching the smoke from the candle drift off to heaven with your prayers.. WOW!! touching
PS. do not forget to hit the GYMN, DO some for me while you are there

ChaiLatte said...

Thank you for your comments to me, and I'm so glad you had a pleasant visit with your daughter. Have a blessed day!

Syd said...

It is amazing how people change. I changed a lot since I began Al-Anon. I see this evolution continuing for a long time.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

God be with you today as you accomplish those things with him that we truly could not do of ourselves, that you may perfectly reflect and magnify His Power!

I know you will! I have confidence in His works in you! And that everything you do today will be for his greater glory! :)

Much love to you today, you're blog always reflects strength and love to me, and for that I am eternally grateful!

Pete Hoge said...

Thank you for carrying the
message in such a way as to
make it sound possible to those
who might think it is impossible
to be sober.


Gin said...

Oh PG this is just beautiful. I am so glad that you are happy and doing well.

Wanda's Wings said...

Wow, what a post. You enjoy the day!

Marcia said...

I love the picture you planted in my mind of my prayers and candles intertwining...