Sunday, November 14, 2004

Thankful

My Al-Anon book of readings--Courage to Change--said today to work on Step 6 of the 12-step program: Be entirely ready to have God remove all my defects of character--yikes. The thought for the day encouraged me to work that out in three ways. The first to have gratitude. The second to focus on growing in my abilities and letting go of my defects. The third to cultivate patience. What wonderful words of wisdom to start another year of life. So, on this first day of my forty-first year, I am thankful for the good and the bad in my life. I am working on becoming the person I want to be. And finally, I am trying to be patient--just for today, just for this hour, and maybe just for this minute. Happy birthday to me.

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