To affect the quality of the day - that is the highest of the arts. —Henry David Thoreau
We are the sculptors of our day. We can mold it creatively into a wonderful masterpiece. We control the amount of moisture we mix into our clay. We pound it, shape it, stroke it, and love it. Others can offer suggestions, and we gain new perspectives from their advice, but it is finally our own creation. Our knife may occasionally slip, or our mixture of earth may be too dry. Any great artist suffers temporary setbacks. Besides, imperfections in art often make it all the more interesting.
How creative can I be in my life today?
From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©1985
"Sanity" is defined as "soundness of mind."
Yet no alcoholic, soberly analyzing his destructive behavior,
whether the destruction fell on the dining-room furniture, or his own moral fiber,
can claim "soundness of mind" for himself.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 33
Thought to Ponder . . .
I sit at a meeting until the bus of sanity comes by; then, I climb aboard.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O W = Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness.