Each day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbons. —Ann Ruth Schabacker
Today will be filled with surprises, big ones and small ones, like the gifts at a birthday party. Maybe we'll see a friend we haven't seen for a while. Or we'll find something we thought was lost. Whatever happens today will be special, and is meant to help us grow in just the right way.
Growing up doesn't always feel easy. We're expected to be more responsible and thoughtful of others. We're expected to be honest about our feelings and needs. If we're angry or scared, we need to tell someone. Sharing our secret about being afraid relieves us of the fear, and we feel lighter, happier, like after opening a special gift.
When I receive today's gifts, will I stop to appreciate them?
From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Many of us, when we first began to drink, never wanted or took more than
one or two drinks. But as time went on, we increased the number.
Then, in later years, we found ourselves drinking more and more,
some of us getting and staying very drunk.
Maybe our condition didn't always show in our speech or our gait,
but by this time we were never actually sober.
- Living Sober, p. 4
Thought to Ponder . . .
The first drink has the last say.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
N O W = No Other Way.