Bob G.'s Profile
I feel at this age I can go overboard and be as ridiculous as I want.
A real blessing of growing old is the freedom it gives us to be who we really are. Of course, we could have been our real selves our whole lives. No doubt some of us were. However, far too many of us struggled to impress others with the person we thought we ought to be, and in the process, we lost a lot of real living. Fortunately, it's never too late to project the real us.
Do we know for certain who we really are? Age is no guarantee that we do. Living through others is not so uncommon, unfortunately, and if that describes us, then we still have the task of discovering who we really are. But let's think of it as an adventure rather than a task. It's a journey, one that promises to be full of surprises.
We have earned the right to speak our minds. We have earned the right to whatever beliefs appeal to us. Most particularly, we have earned the right to spend our days fulfilling whatever dreams we want. We're lucky.
Being as silly as I want to be today feels good. I have it coming!
happy Friday's eve ! I will stop and breathe ...............lol
coming up on an AA birthday ordered me a couple of presents ..................the knife from Hannibal and the rock hammer from Shawshank redemption . my son aspires to be a geologist so he will like it . have a blessed day ♥
A man walks into a bar and says
"I just got back from the battered woman's shelter, and boy are my arms tired."
The man sat at the end of the bar drinking alone.
He was proud of the fine craftsmanship of the shelves he put up in the shelter's pantry, regardless of what others may think.
" Grudge is like keeping expired foods in your fridge. "
- John B. Bejo
BUT YOU CAN STILL KEEP THE NAKED PICS THEY SEND YA ON FACEBOOK ???
I'LL GET A LEMON ALTHO I HAVE A WATER ALKALINEMACHINE ? HAVE A LESSED DAY ........................HUMPING IT IN DIXIE ! ♥
Trying to pray is praying.
"Oh, God, help me! If you get me out of this mess, I'll never screw up again." This was our favorite prayer before we entered the Program. We were always bargaining with God.
We have learned new prayers and a new way to talk and listen to our Higher Power. We are seeking God's will for us. Many of us had to learn how to pray. We began with very simple prayers: "Thank you, God, for helping me today."
We learn that prayer helps us with our faulty dependence on people, places, and things by giving us the insight and strength to rearrange our priorities. Prayer doesn't change God, but it changes those who pray.
Today in my prayers, I will seek my Higher Power's will for me. I no longer bargain with God.
The price of wisdom is above rubies.
Our program is founded on wisdom, and the wisdom of the program is the light of our lives. It shines into the dark comers of the spirit where the myths lurk that would degrade rather than create, entrap rather than set free. Wisdom lets us see what and whose game is being played. Is it my game or yours? Not to know the difference is to dangle like a puppet from a set of strings hooked to head and limbs.
It may be a game of guilt, of taking responsibility for someone else's life, of accepting peace at any price - or any number of enslaving games. Without the wisdom of the program, how could we know? Without wisdom, how could we learn to give ourselves credit for how far we have come rather than berate ourselves for how slow we are moving? What a relief and a comfort to be able to rely on our wise Steps and Traditions for fail-safe guidance.
Today, I am grateful for the program's teachings.
I CAN DO THIS , THANK YOU MS RITA FOR THE HEADS UP !
If one is going to be truthful, one has to be very tender.
Honesty is always the best policy, right? We glibly recite that saying, but it's important to reevaluate its meaning when we are eager to correct or direct the actions of the other people. If being honest will unnecessarily harm them, perhaps being silent is better.
The program is helping us restructure our lives. We discover that many former, automatic responses no longer fit who we desire to be. That means we have to try new, less-practiced behaviors, such as being honest without being harsh or critical.
Learning tenderness is possible. With the help of this program and one another, we are learning to express the acceptance and love that have been given to us by our Higher Power. Giving away what we have been given is sharing the truth absolutely.
I will not hurt anyone today by any comment. I will truthfully share the love and acceptance I have been given.
I will thanks dc .
It's the day before Thanksgiving, and the butcher is just locking up when a man begins pounding on the front door. "Please let me in," says the man desperately. "I forgot to buy a turkey, and my wife will kill me if I don't come home with one." "Okay," says the butcher. "Let me see what I have left." He goes into the freezer and discovers that there's only one scrawny turkey left. He brings it out to show the man. "That's one is too skinny. What else you got?" says the man. The butcher takes the bird back into the freezer and waits a few minutes and brings the same turkey back out to the man. "Oh, no," says the man, "That one doesn't look any better. You better give me both of them!"
" Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed. "
- Baltasar Gracian
THE CAT BROUGHT THIS BUNNY IN THE HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WE CAUGHT IT AND RELEASED UN HARMED , BOY HE WAS FAST ? HAVE A BLESSED SUNDAY PEACE ♥
THE IRISH PROSTITUTE
An Irish daughter had not been home for over a year. Upon her return, her Father cussed her. 'Where have ye been all this time? Why did ye not write to us, not even a line? Why didn't ye call? Can ye not understand what ye put yer old Mother thru?'
The girl, crying, replied, 'Sniff, sniff..Dad..I became a prostitute...'
'Ye what!!? Out of here, ye shameless harlot! Sinner! You're a disgrace to this Catholic family.'
'OK, Dad-- as ye wish. I just came back to give mum this luxurious fur coat, title deed to a ten bedroom mansion plus a $5 million savings certificate, for me little brother, this gold Rolex, and for ye Daddy, the sparkling new Mercedes limited edition convertible that's parked outside plus a membership to the country club......................... (takes a breath)............. and an invitation for ye all to spend New Years Eve on board my new yacht on the Riviera and... ..'
'Hold on hold on....now what was it ye said ye had become?' says Dad.
Girl, crying again, 'Sniff, sniff....a prostitute Daddy! Sniff, sniff.'
'Oh! Be Jesus! Ye scared me half to death, girl! I thought ye said a Protestant. Come here and give yer old Dad a hug.'
" Your heart and your brain: are in a constant war. Your heart always knows the right choice while your brain is indecisive most of the time. If you allow, your indecisive brain to take a vital decision, your heart will suffer the consequences of your foolish choice. "
- Philip T. M.
thanks dc I will have a glorious Saturday ♥ day I lil A ♥
In 1960, the FDA approved the world’s first commercially produced birth control pill.
And in 1961, the first couple learned what 99.9 percent effective means.