Sunday, October 15, 2006

it came to me in the shower..

I read my missalette, did my reading for RCIA for the week... drank alil coffee and off to the shower. While in there, besides the normal duties, I contemplated some prayers and spiritual thoughts... It dawned on me (as the IBSC nearly got wound up about today's upcoming open house for the 42 new building sites in town) that not only do I need to be of service, I need to want to be of service. Sometimes, I get a step or two ahead in the natural order of things. Here I am asking HP/God to help me to be of service, seemingly placing all of the burden on Him to have me be of service, or for Him to remind me to be of service. It seems to me that I should first be willing to be of service every day. And, while some days I am... some days I am not so willing. Maybe not so much "unwilling" but certainly not going out of my way to be of service, or to think of others before me. So, I am going to try to be more willing to be of service, because serving HP/God, and others around me is what I was put here to do. It's really the next right thing to do.

Yesterday, we had our 3rd annual Pumpkin Festival. While I do not doubt the earnest sincerity of the local pumpkin growers to share in the bounty of their harvest, it does make the perfect opportunity for a day filled with beer drinking and stumbling around the festival grounds like the small town folk we are! I took plenty 'o photos, you all will enjoy. I will share those at a later date. Right now, I need to get around to visit y'all, as I am well behind in my joyful contact with my fellow recovery bloggage peeps! Long story short, my wife, my son and our doggie had a wonderful day together!

Prayer for the day...

God/HP, thank You so much for keeping me sober another day. This life You've given me through AA, the poeple in AA and Your message is indescribably beautiful. I pray that I may more adequately express my gratitude to You thru my actions and attitudes in my daily life. I pray that I may become more willing to get out of my own self-centeredness and be of service to You and those around me. As I work today out at the new subdivision, I pray that I not take a positionsof salesman/expert, but a position of Your servant, there to answer questions and help those who are seeking assistance. I pray that I don't think of myself, the potential for income, the potential for good standing in the community. I pray that I only seek to do Your good work and to be of service. Also, I pray for Your Will, Grace and Blessings for those serving our country wherever they may be; for my family and friends, for the alcoholics still suffering, for my friends Mark and MC, who have sons in Iraq, and for those sons and their brothers and sisters in arms. I pray that our policy makers may ask You to direct their thinking, that they be free from corrupt motives. Mostly, I pray for Your Will in my life, and the lives of the alcoholics, suffering and recovering, just for today.

peace to y'all, enjoy your Sunday!

PS Prayer... HP/God, another quickie if I may, um, I pray fo Your Will, Grace and Peace for my friend JJ who has some life going on right now. I know I cant be there for a hug or a good listen so I just pray that she has the courage to hang in there,a nd continue to enjoy her life a day at a time, as she so often does... Oh, and thanks for putting her in my life, I am a richer person for knowing her...

4 comments:

Carly said...

I love your prayers.

Sober Chick said...

You are so awesomely-kind. (See, I made up that word) I can't wait to see the new pix of the pumpkin bashing. Mitch and I were driving home last night and we passed by some kids hanging out. Close to them was a smashed pumpkin. Poor little pumpkin. However it made me think of you day's events yesterday. Looking forward to seeing the festivities!

Trudging said...

It is great when you want to be of service isn't it.

lash505 said...

That is awesome scott you the man.. It helps keep you sober by doing service work. I need to do more.