Quick note on Acceptance... It came up again as the quote for Jan 10 in my Nicotine Anonymous, A Year of Miracles potty book, I think I'm suppose to be accepting of something... you think?
"We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate it oppresses." C.G. Jung
Canister quote for yesterday:
"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction." Antonie de Saint-Exupery
Finally... canister quote for today
Thinking we can achieve our goals without decisive action, is like thinking you can win the lottery without buying a ticket." Gary Ryan Blair
I somehow started thinking about anniversaries this morning. Chris gave me a beautiful watermelon tourmaline ring for our 10th anniversary. I was checking out the various attributes and meanings of the stone and it's quite amazing. So we are celebrating a moment in time when our paths crossed in Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle Hotel NY NY New Year's day 2007. Who knows how long we'd been working up to that meeting on an energetic level.
I celebrate 4/14/14 as my sober DAY... it was a SPECIAL day... it was a switch, it was a day of final decision. In this case I can picture quite clearly all the "working up to" that moment involved. Same thing with 7/25/15 - How many times did I quit before I finally stopped smoking for good? I can't even begin to count. Maybe the anniversary celebration is two fold... marking the day of the final shift as well as acknowledging all the suffering, blood, sweat and tears that got us to that point in time. I guess I'm thinking of how I can create a formula for that regarding exercise. I'm ready for that switch to flip dammnit. I think I've bought enough tickets!
Anyhow, I feel taking a moment to "look back" and be mindful and grateful is a powerful reinforcement of the choices. So while it happened "in an instant" it lives on everyday, day by day, day after day... that particular decisive moment LIVES on.
What shall I forgive this day to amuse and delight?
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
Fibber McGee's closet!