There is no spiritual concept that has given me more trouble than the idea of living in the now...in the moment. The first time that I consciously remember hearing it, was when I was 30 years old and entered AA. The way that it was stated there was, "One Day at a time" and I… Continue reading The moment I’ve waited for….
A few weeks ago, I went on a trip with my brother to Florida. On our drive back home, we stopped at a Wendy's in North Carolina. The woman who took our order was in her 40's or 50's...I couldn't really tell, but she had a light within her that felt like a warm hug.… Continue reading Leaving our mark on the world
When I first got sober, I worked very closely with a woman who'd been in AA for 5 years. She was a mentor (in the anonymous programs this person is called a sponsor). My husband and I had just bought a home, and were in the process of moving from married student housing at the… Continue reading Little moments of Grace
I woke up at 4:30 this morning, and it seemed like the command, "Let go!" was being spoken right into my head. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to let go of, but even saying the words, let go, felt calming, so this is going to be my affirmation for today....and maybe for this… Continue reading Letting go; moment by moment
We spent a wonderful Easter with Tom and Lindsay (my oldest son and his girlfriend) and her family. Tom moved back to the northeast a year ago, and this is the first time, in many years that we've lived within driving distance of each other. On Sunday, it struck me that if Jack and I… Continue reading Letting my heart lead the way, changing my mind
Last evening, I heard a mew outside. I knew that it wasn't one of our cats (or our neighbor's cats). It was the cry of a kitten, but I couldn't see it. I went outdoors, in the fading light, trying to see if I could locate the direction of the crying and caught a glimpse… Continue reading Too much information