Lessons from Life, Saturday, February 21, 2009
Getting Back to What Stopped Me from Dying
“Saints are sinners who kept on going.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson~
“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” ~Buddhist Saying~
“I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.” ~Author Unknown~
“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” ~Charles F. Kettering~
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” ~Robert Schuller~
All quotes from www.quotegarden.com
Every one of these quotes inspired me tonight to write Saturday’s Lessons from Life. I went with a friend to an AA meeting last night. It was a while since attending a 12 step meeting. The topic was gratitude and if I had not had the perseverence (the topic of these quotes) I would not be the person I am today. Getting back to what stopped me from dying - the meetings – I heard people who are still struggling with their sobriety.
With the help of God and the willingness to go one day at a time without a drink or drug, I’ve become a me I never expected to be. Somehow, deep in my mind, I might have wanted to be like I am now, though.
My gratitude today is being alive, sober, and loved by Jesus and my friends. WOW! that’s a whole boatload to be grateful about!
Under His Wings, Michelle Rose