Sunday, February 14, 2010

Monday 2/15/10 - "JUST FOR TODAY"

"JUST FOR TODAY"


JUST FOR TODAY I WILL:

remember there are only two kinds of business - my business and none of my business.

mind ONLY my own business and I will stay out of everything else.

practice being satisfied.

be happy that husband and I attended and actually got to sit together at mass this evening.

be happy that husband and I shared a meal out together after mass.

stop, smell and appreciate the beauty of the three dozen red roses hubby gave me for valentine's day.

wear the "footprints in the sand" necklace hubby also gave me for valentine's day.

celebrate my daughter's recovery.

continue to celebrate my son's marriage to his wonderful wife.

have a positive attitude about life.

love myself and I will love you.

believe my prayers are being answered.

thank God for leading me to Alcoholics Anonymous where I found sobriety.

thank God for my continued sobriety.

thank God for bringing me to Al-Anon.

thank God for the emotional and mental balance I have found in Al-Anon.

utilize the three A(s) I learned in Al-Anon. I will remain open to any new awareness about myself, others, and life. I will accept them. I will take appropriate action.

be thankful for my AA, Al-Anon, blogging, and other friends.

be grateful for the many spiritual connections God has forged between myself and others.

remember to thank God for the special sponsor-sponsee relationships I have been blessed to have - my sponsor and my many sponsees.

light my prayer candles. I light candles for my husband, his daughter and her mother, my daughter, her sobriety and job situation, her sponsor, my son, his wife, their search for their first home, for myself, my blog, my sponsor, my sponsees, their sponsees, their families, and last, but not least for Lucky and Bert (dog and cat living under the same roof).

snuff out those candles and send my prayers up to God on the tendrils of smoke that drift upward.

practice patience, persistence, and prayer.

cherish this very precious life I have. I will cherish each loved one in my life.

experience no fear or anxiety. Should either visit me, I will immediately begin to pray then I will contact my sponsor or other recovering friend.

enjoy reading a book that has me totally absorbed.

appreciate the cold weather that is so rare in Southwest Florida.

know that it is by the grace of God that I am sober and have so many blessings.

say, "I love you" to the people who mean the most to me.

wish the friends I have met on our blogs a peaceful good-night.

Prayer Girl
(Things We Said Today by vividlight@deviantart.com)

16 comments:

Marcia said...

Very nice. Good-night.

Marla said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you

Brian Miller said...

love that opening line...i think i will try to do the same.

Shadow said...

oh, how i love your 'my business' and 'none of my business'. i missed your wise words...

Lou said...

I too have found emotional and mental balance in AlAnon. What a great way to start the week with this uplifting post!

Tall Kay said...

Sounds like a very busy...yet rewarding day...this day...today! May you find a miracle hidden in all the busyness of today.

Enchanted Oak said...

I prayed this right along with you. It was all-encompassing and thoroughly recharging. Thank you.

Cat said...

My all time favorite is the my business and none of my business part.

Have a blessed day.

Dee Quintas said...

Good evening from Papa Westray, thank you so much for leaving your message. I loved the site and was glad to find you on here.
I am blessed to have the opportunity to share moments with others and the internet has increased these prospects.
I believe we celebrate the same year of sobriety,my AA birthday is the 27th July 1985.
God Bless
Dee

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This is beautiful, a list like this could only be created from a wonderful spirit indeed~

I am trying to appreciate the cold, but having a hard time with that one...LOL!...we have cold a lot!

Hugs!

Pete Hoge said...

For me there is just:

"His business".

Pete.

Susan said...

Wise words and wonderful reminders to me too! Thanks for saying it so well. Your gratitude and serenity come through loud and clear. I am ever grateful for finding your blog! Always inspiring. And thought provoking. And insightful. Peace be with you.

L said...

Thankyou for reminding me of all the things I am so grateful for. I also really needed to see that phrase "none of my business". I'm really working on that. LOL,L

Just Be Real said...

Thank you for sharing PG. Blessings.

Syd said...

Al-Anon keeps me grounded in the here and now. It makes me appreciate life so much more when I'm not worrying about others, or thinking about the future. I am just here today.

Kim A. said...

Your list is encouraging to me in that it contains so many of the same things that I could list myself. Minding my own business is a daily practice for me. I wish I could velcro my lips sometimes.

Thank you for sharing your joys and challenges.

namaste