Happy St Patrick's Day to one and all! I am Scottish, this is the closest thing I have to a celebration of my heritage and I'll take it! I love the Irish, Ireland, beef boxty, corned beef and cabbage and I've surely drunk my fair share of pints 'o guiness in my day. So, this is a day for me!! I hope you all enjoy something Irish or Celtic today :-)
Spring is coming along nicely in West Central Ohio... Lots of sun, temps approaching 60, a marked difference from the past few days. This is my favorite season, followed closely by everything that isn't winter lol. Our bulbs are pressing skyward, the birds are singing in the morning when I awake. The lawns are slowly greening and buds are appearing on some trees and shrubs. It's a season of new promise and renewal, not unlike Lent and Easter. The miracle of God is so apparent to me during this time of year.
Monday evening we held our fisrt baseball coaches meeting of the season. I am going to help coach my son's baseball team again this year and I cannot wait! Now understand this: I am NOT an athelete or baseball expert/coach by any stretch. But, I have a ball working with the boys, getting them excited and teaching them a few fundamentals along the way. For eight Mondays in a row in May and June, I get to play ball with 10 1st/2nd grade boys and focus on ball for 90 minutes each week. Baseball is another reason I love spring and summer so much!
My life today is filed with goodness, good things, great people, awesome activities. I have a relationship with a power greater than myself, a Higher Power, God (for me). It is only because of God that I've been given (and continue to receive) my daily reprieve, my daily miracle, my daily mercy, forgiveness and grace. If I hadn't found God in AA, who knows where or what I would be. Today I am just a grateful servant, pressing forward on my journey of hope, recovery and miracles. I am so damn glad I decided to go to my first AA meeting.