Into Action I Go
Taking action is definitely not always the easier, softer way. But one of the things I've learned is that taking or not taking action is my choice. Sounds simple, doesn't it? But it's not, really. Particularly when the action to be taken involves others. I have become very aware, thanks to AA, that my decisions and my actions have major and often profound effects on others. I've had to take some action lately that was absolutely right for me. But it will cause others some pain. And I hate that. I haven't given up people pleasing altogether, I guess. I've done some serious twisting about this, and managed to get a pretty major case of anticipatory anxiety about it on top of everything else. Of course, I have no idea how it will all turn out, but I know it will be okay. After all, it's in God's hands and that means it will be just fine. I just have to have faith. So that's it. Today, I will have faith that it will all be okay.
Today I am grateful for: my sobriety, my relationship with God, my amazing friends who continuously astonish and inspire me, my children, my sisters, and last but certainly not least, my little pug dog.
I'm also thankful for the for the friendship of an incredible young woman who has become a daughter and friend, and who constantly pushes me into trying new things and stepping outside my comfort zone. We've had some amazing adventures together and I'm looking forward to many more. And hot damn, the cook-off and rodeo are coming up and WE ARE GOING TO SEE GEORGE STRAIT. Yes, life is good.