Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday 3/22/10 - "THIS DAY"


This day I choose to remember:

Where I came from. I was a hopeless drunk on her way to death sooner rather than later. Alcohol had snared me up into it's deadly trap.

The miracle of sobriety. God reached out with his miracle healing love and offered me the precious gift of sobriety. I reached out and grabbed hold of that gift.

Life is not always as I would choose it to be, but I can choose the attitudes I will hold as I walk through each day one-day-at-a-time.

God will never desert me. God will never give me more than I can handle WITH HIS HELP. There may be times when I doubt the truth of this statement, but if I will look back at my experience, strength, and hope I will know it is, in fact, true.

God holds closely those I love. They have a Higher Power and that power loves them with the force and energy of creation.

If one-day-at-a-time seems too long a time to handle, I can live life one hour-at-a-time or even one-minute-at-a-time.

I am powerless over other people, places, and things. I am powerless over their choices and behaviors. Rather than allow that to drive me crazy I can decide to turn them over to God with a trusting heart.

It is my responsibility to deal with my resentments. I can choose to allow them to take root in the soil of my soul and cut off the sunlight from the spirit or I can get to work with the tools of my Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon programs such as sharing with another recovering person how I am feeling and what I am thinking, forgiving the other person, praying for them, and asking God for help.

God will be with me as I visit patients in the hospital.

God will give me the strength for today even though I slept very little last night.

Prayer Girl

(Photo credit: Beauty and Death Unmasked by incoldmirrors)


Kim A. said...

I am having to get back to basics today as well. You put it so eloquently. I got derailed yesterday. Today I am up and doing what works. One minute at a time if need be. I will be thinking of you today.


Andrew said...

I had a restless nigh myself. Nightmares and all. Unusual for me.

Love always.

Brian Miller said...

beautiful...alwayser where we came from...keeps us humble and hopefully keeps us from going back...

Shadow said...

true. true.

Paula said...

I feel such a power in my powerlessnes, its enables to focus on myself, doing what I can do! To be creative, productive, caring, improving, becoming loving and serve my community. I am happy for this poerlessness as hard as it is in certain moments. Safe hugs to you. Paula xxx

Enchanted Oak said...

This is a beautiful list for a Monday morning. You will have all you need today. So will I. What a great way to start the day.

Syd said...

I too am reminded that I am powerless over what others think and how they act. I am just thankful that I don't feel hatred and want to move forward in a positive way.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for that. I believe that we can do almost anything for one day and that one day can lead to another and another just like it. Pretty much our mantra for the program--great reminder!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This is a nice and grateful way for me to open my Monday with...thank you, your blogs read like beautiful prayers.

Kathy M. said...

I love this post. It was just what I needed to be reminded of today. Thank you for your gentle wisdom.

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Very precious PG. Trust. Thanks for sharing.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I was dealing with a big fat resentment myself over the last two days, thank God I had the opportunity to move through it and learn more about myself and cling more to a larger God!

Thank you so much Anna for being one of those inspiring stories of hope and examples of the walk of faith! I am so grateful!!!!