Bob G.'s Profile
Letting go to save our lives
I crouched in the doorway of the airplane next to my skydiving coach. I held on to the doorway with my right hand for balance. With my left hand, I firmly grasped my coach's gripper, a padded piece of cloth on his jumpsuit.
It was up to me to give the count. "Ready, set. . ." I heard a snicker. "Get out of the plane," someone hollered. "Go!" I released my grip on the door, closed my eyes, and dived headfirst into the air with my left hand firmly attached to my jump master's gripper. I was falling stable and holding on with both hands. He nodded, giving me my cue to let go.
I shook my head no. He looked confused, then nodded again. I shook my head again, clinging more tightly.
It was almost time to pull. I released my grips. I just let go. It was time to save my own life. My coach backed away.
I signaled and then pulled my ripcord. My parachute made that sweet whooshing sound, the one I had come to identify as the sound it makes when it opens correctly and fills with air, slowing my fall into a float.
Wow! I thought. This is really fun!
Sometimes we're so scared, all we can think to do is hang on. Hanging on in this case was a silly illusion. We were both falling through the air. Holding on to a relationship that's not working, a negative self-image, a job that isn't working, moments and times that have passed, or emotions such as fear and hurt can be silly illusion, too.
To save our own lives, sometimes we have to let go first.
God, show me what I need to let go of, and when it's time to do that.
I'LL DO IT ! CRUMMY KEYBOARD ! LOL TGIF , BAMA PLAYS FOR THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP TOMORROW AT 3 ON CBS !
" In relationships; silence starts wars. "
- Kenneth Elliott Hudson
i'll try lol . happy dec ! let the season begin !
blessins and peace on earth ♥
" Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. "
- Carl Gustav Jung
DONE ..........THEY NEED TO HIRE A NEW GIRL SHE IS DRY AS TOAST ?
HAVE A BLESSED HUMP DAY !
Are you meeting roadblocks to recovery?
A disorder means out of order, not the way things should be. Are we convinced that addictive behavior is counter to the way we are intended to function? Or do we harbor, somewhere in the back of our minds, the idea that we'll never change our habits?
Fear of change, unwillingness to change, and lack of confidence in our ability to change are all roadblocks to recovery. Believing in our capabilities is the first step toward clearing those roadblocks and realizing our potential in recovery.
Somewhere along the line we developed an addiction, but we don't have to be under its power forever. We can think about what a Higher Power would want for us, and we can decide to move toward that positive goal.
The roadblocks of fear, unwillingness, and lack of confidence will give way as we immerse ourselves in the Twelve Step program. We need help, and we have help. We give help, and we receive it. Changing to constructive habits may be slow sometimes, but it's always possible.
If I'm faced with a roadblock today, I will call on my spiritual resources.
done , battled it my self , worked with many more ,it's sad , prayer and medication
have a blessed day
A mugger holds a man at gunpoint and says, "Give me your wallet or you're science!"
The man says, "Don't you mean history?"
The mugger yells, "Don't try to change the subject!"
" . . . a great deal of wonderful clutter -- all of it carefully ordered and intimately meaningful to the homemaker. She cares little about the intrinsic value of any of her possessions as long as it's something she loves. "
- Billy Baldwin
HMM I'LL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THIS I BOUGHT SOME FRUIT THE OTHER DAY ? TRYING TO EAT LESS MEAT MORE VEGGIES , HAVE A BLESSED DAY ♥
. What do you call a Auburn player with a National Championship ring?
A. A thief.
Q. What's the difference between the Auburn Tigers and a dollar bill?
A. You can still get four quarters out of a dollar bill.
Q. What do the Auburn Tigers and a possums have in common?
A. Both play dead at home and get killed on the road!
WELL WE'LL SEE ABOUT THE OLD DISH , I'M NOT MUCH OF A COOK ,LIKE MY PACTIE ! BAMA PLAYS NEXT WEEK AGAINST FLA FOR THE SEC CHAMPIOSHIP .............JEWERLY ON THE LINE AND BRAGGING RITES !
HAVE A BLESSED SUNDAY CHRIST BE WITH YOU