Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Day, Another Letter To Myself

"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have."

                                                                 Abraham Lincoln

Day 27 of abs

Good Morning Monday! It’s 7:00 am, my son and grandson are still sleeping, the house is quiet except for the birdsong I can hear through the windows and I’ve got cinnamon rolls rising in the kitchen. Life is just as it should be. I found this letter laying on my desk this morning, I haven’t seen it in months and I don’t know how it got there but I’m taking it as a sign that it should be my blog this morning. (Plus I can’t think of anything else to write about) I wish I could take credit for it but somebody else posted it on the list when I first joined and I grabbed on to it wholeheartedly with both hands. I apologize if I posted it before but you know how us drunks are, can’t remember a damn thing and I’m too lazy to look back through the blog. So don’t stop me if I’ve told you this one before…


Don’t worry, you’ll be okay

Slowing down is good

Wisdom simmers and steeps and grows with time

Stop pushing yourself

You are enough just as you are

There is no need to perform

Just relax

Let life unfold

You have what it takes to handle anything


Good things come from patience, not pushing

Let space and time reveal something miraculous

Trust life

Accept where you are

Right now

Stop the judgment and internal lectures

Just be here

Don’t run or think or eat or scheme (or in my case-drink ;)

Return to yourself in this moment.

Where life is perfect and peaceful and safe


So today I’m out there doing my best ignore the “to do” list I just wrote out and slow down and savor this perfect, peaceful and safe day.

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