One year and 283 posts ago today, I began this blog. Frankly I am surprised I kept with it all year. I owe that to the really awesome people I've met in the blogoshpere. I really, really love that you all come visit and share your stuff with me both in comments on my blog, and then of course in your own blogs. Thank you all very, very much for being such a vital and wonderful part of my recovery life and faith journey.
This week has been one (professionally speaking) I would prefer to forget about. I've had some major torpedoes shot through some deals and I think that I've sorta been (for lack of a better term) "on my period" this week, spiritually and emotionally speaking. I find that sort of odd, having just spent last weekend on a spiritual retreat. I am sure my wife must be thinking the same thing... She doesn't do much socially, and she certainly wouldn't catch herself dead at a retreat, of all things. So, she can't seem to see why I go and it makes that even worse if I exhibit some "less than stellar" character defects after having gone on retreat. So, I am hoping that perhaps tonite and over the weekend, I will be able to rid myself of some of my attitudinal challenges. I am planning to hit the Y hard tonite, haven't been able to get to they gym all week. I am going to take Ian over so he can shoot hoops and stuff while I work out. Tomorrow my old home group is celebrating their 30th anniversary. They've got an awesome lead lined up and we're going to go over and do some fellowship and what not with all that. Then Sunday, by the miracle of my HP (God/Jesus) I will be blessed with 11 yrs sober. WOW! So, this ought to be a great weekend, if I stay outta the way!
Prayer for the day...
God/HP/JC, thank you for keeping me sober thus far today. I pray that I might remember all that I have to be grateful for as I struggle with some challenges in my life today. I found out last evening that a friend of mine and his wife just discovered that she is dying of cancer, beyond the reach of modern medicine. So, I pray for Your Will and Your Grace for them and their family as they deal with this difficulty. I ask Your Blessing for this great country and those that are risking their lvies to defend us. Help me be of service today, that I may shed the chains of self-centeredness. I pray that I may be a good example of Your Will. I pray that I might share any Grace You see fit to pass along to me today.
Peace be with all of you, and thanks again for coming round and leaving your "sobernuggets" behind on this bloggage! I love you guys!