I feel really crappy today. I’m not 100% sure what I did to my back, but I haven’t felt this much pain in I don’t know how long.
I think it had to do with going paddle boarding the other day – I used muscles that I haven’t used for a long time and didn’t stretch at all. I can hardly sit up or walk both yesterday and today.
It did get better yesterday but today has seemed to be as bad or worse.
I’m grateful that the discussion group seems to be going well. What I’m hoping to do is create a way where new users can sign up for the email RSS feed so that when I post new topics in the discussion category, they will get an automated email about that topic.
This will not only save me time, but it will encourage visitors to join the list and be a part of the community.
As far as recovery goes, I read some things yesterday in the white book that really stood out to me.
We realize we know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven’t got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others. This is the Great Fact for us.
Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.
May God bless you and keep you-until then.
I really feel that aiding in this discussion group is part of what I can do to help others (and myself).
I recognize my faults:
- I don’t take the “inventories” of others; that is, I uncover and work on my own defects, not those of others. I refer to my own experiences. (White Book, p. 189)
- I feel that I need to always be aware of this – not rowing the boat of others or being quick to point out what others are doing wrong based on my perspective.
- I can’t change others and have no place in trying to. I must focus on my recovery one day at a time and let other things go as they go
- In sharing, rather than displaying our knowledge or insights, we lead with our weakness and give of ourselves. (p. 189)
- I like this reminder too. Humility is a recognition that I need God to help me in all things. I never want to think I have things figured out or “overcome.”
- I take things one day at a time and surrender my will to Him.
These are some thoughts right now.
I look forward to a day in recovery.