Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sunday 11/15/09 - "BE CAREFUL OF YOUR THOUGHTS"

"BE CAREFUL OF YOUR THOUGHTS"


Be careful of your thoughts

For your thoughts become your words.

Be careful of your words

For your words become your actions.

Be careful of your actions

For your actions become your habits.

Be careful of your habits

For your habits become your character.

Be careful of your character

For your character becomes your destiny.
- - author unknown



WHAT IT WAS LIKE:
I was filled with thoughts of limitation, unworthiness, fear, and emptiness.
The words that left my mouth reflected self-doubt, being less than, and self-deprecation.
I feared to act boldly and quit even when I had success within my grasp.
These thoughts, words, and actions were habitually woven throughout all areas of my life.
The result of such negativity was my choice to use alcohol to cope - eroding my character.
My destiny seemed sealed in destruction as my alcoholism progressed.

WHAT HAPPENED? I FOUND SOBRIETY! I CHANGED!
I became filled with thoughts of sobriety, hope, freedom, happiness, and joyousness.
Words like God, love, you (not me), peace, beautiful, more than, found their way into expression.
I took the actions of the twelve steps, turning my life over to God, searching my character, and righting myself with others.
I developed the habit of steps 10, 11, and 12 - reviewing my actions daily, praying and meditating, and living the principles of the Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon programs.
Over the years of maintaining these habits, my character has been strengthened and my relationship with God has grown.
My destiny is unknown to me, but I do know that it is blessed.

Love you all,
Prayer Girl

10 comments:

Steve E. said...

Part of preparation for confession used to be regarding my thoughts, words, and deeds, what I have done, and what I have failed to do.

And you covered all of that, PG. You are so "right on" in your dealings with your Peeps, I think you would do well as an advice columnist. See, just trying to get you back to work --grin.

Love and PEACE! to you and yours...

DreamDancer said...

Awesome and inspiring post, PG! Words we can live by, honest and true. Thanks for being you :)

Inky said...

love the photo, this post very inspiring.. words can make you want to bite ones tongue. Speak carefully and perform better

Chef Kar said...

PG ~ I do believe that "what it was like" was also a page ripped from my own life's book. I am in the beginning stages of making the transition to replace the negative words, thoughts and actions with ones of peace and positive energy. It is, thank goodness, a 24-hour a day endeavor in which I get a daily reprieve from myself and, with the help of my higher power, an opportunity to write some new and glorious pages in my book.

Your post is beautiful and touching and one I needed today. Amazing how that works, isn't it?

(((Hugs))),

Chef Kar

PS Thank you for visiting my Thanksgiving Walk post earlier and being a part of my journey. I like having an angel in my corner.

Pete Hoge said...

I like that," my destiny is
unknown to me...."

We don't know where God
is leading us, it is false
pride to pretend knowledge
of His will.

We trust that it is blessed.

Pete.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I have that statement at work up...my words, deeds and actions are today so important where before were so fueled with fear and regret, today have hope and faith.

Thank you PG as always you seem to know my heart.

Love
G

Brian Miller said...

i am left with a smile...a marvelous testimony...

L said...

your words give me inspiration and courage. Thankyou form my heart and spirit.L

Shadow said...

i read the piece about our thoughts recently for the first time, and it's one of those pieces i cannot forget...

Syd said...

I feel blessed too. What a great post. Thanks so much for putting this so eloquently.