A Good Question: How is your now?
Kibitzing with a friend in recovery, she said this was a topic in a recent meeting. The irony is she was in a foul mood and pulled herself kicking and screaming, only to discover again the wisdom in AA’s best invitation: Bring the body and the mind will follow.
How my now is, is complicated. Therefore, I need some simple directions:
- Do the next thing – pray, give your troubles to God; He’s going to be up all night anyway.
- Practice an attitude of gratitude that you even have the time and space to complain!
- Reach out and show an interest in someone else. Giving away what was so freely given to us through our Higher Power whom I call God is one way to make sure we keep it.
- Get over myself – Life isn’t about me – it is a gift, that is best used by my expiration date!
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” ~Erma Bombeck
So, again: how is your now?