this Sunday and checking my email as a healthy distraction between
the phone and the secretary, so I thought I’d drop you a note.
Oh my, yes, your sister will be in my prayers, and those of my email pals.
You, too, will be remembered as you go through the ikky, twitchy
One thing I have learned in AA (the hard way, like most of my sober learning)
is that a burden shared is a burden lessened, and a burden prayed for is a
That gut-wrenching anxiety that we have less gut-wrenching when we know
that others “suffer” with us. For me it’s a combination of needless anxiety
brought on by what I want and looking back with a case of “if only”. Then
I remember that I should simply plan for tomorrow, not on it…and that the
past can’t be changed, but it can enhance my future…I can look back on
it, and I have to remember to look back at it BUT DON’T STARE.
In the former paragraph I put suffer in quotes because I have to continually
remind myself that pain is mandatory but suffering is option. I probably
told you that before. I need to hear it over again, almost on a daily basis.