REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monday 11/9/09 - "A QUICK BLOG"
"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
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.