Well, I really wanna let those of you who are in this awful winter weather know that I am thinking about y'all and praying for your safety. My mom and dad in law are making their annual winter trek across the US from West Virginia to Phoenix, in their "Minnie Winnie" motor home. Once they hit Texas on Tuesday things got kinda crappy for them. They had a rough time getting from Dallas to Abilene Yesterday. I hope and pray that this weather gives them and others a break soon!
Today's Poll (I am hoping this catches on and visitors participate, lol! Some days this will be serious, other days not so serious)
If you had to pick a favorite principle in recovery, what would it be, and why?
"In Al-Anon we learn: -Not to create a crisis; -Not to prevent a crisis if it is in the natural course of events." -Courage to Change
This reading reminds me that I have to let (to a large extent) the people I care about go through what they need to go thru (but nothing extra created by me, lol) in order for them to be able to learn through life's difficulties whether they are self made or not. This brings to mind my wife's efforts to quit smoking. I have to be careful not to run round the house "tiptoeing and placing pillows everywhere" to ease her insanity. Part of the quitting process (whether it be smoking or drinking) is the pain of quitting. If my quitting process were simple and painless, I might not be able to stay sober, I mean why would I? I had to go through the stuff I went through in order to become the man I am today. Yes, I would've have loved to be spared some of my consequences but I needed them, in order to give my recovery real meaning. I think there's a fine line here, but a necessary one.
Prayer for the day...
JC/HP/God... Help me get through this day with a minimum of insanity. Please continue to remove my obsession to drink and drug. I pray that I might open my heart and mind to You, that You may fil me with Your Grace in order that I might do Your good works today. I pray for my friend Chuck who lost a niece, a mom of four little ones, killed in a crash yesterday, I pray for her soul and her family, for God's will. I pray for the people affected by the winter storms and for our troops and their families... That God may see them all safely, and peacefully along their journeys.
peace to y'all!