Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Sane & Happy Usefulness

I'm grateful for this message as my sweet friend Becky is packing her bags for California, Hawai'i, Thailand, Beyond....
From Daily Reflections, December 23

We have come to believe He would like us to keep our heads in the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought to be firmly planted on earth. That is where our fellow travelers are, and that is where our work must be done. These are the realities for us. We have found nothing incompatible between a powerful spiritual experience and a life of sane and happy usefulness. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 130
All the prayer and meditation in the world will not help me unless they are accompanied by action. Practicing the principles in all my affairs shows me the care that God takes in all parts of my life. God appears in my world when I move aside, and allow Him to step into it.

I'm reminded of how calm and restorative it is to have my head in the clouds and my feet planted firmly on the ground.  I woke up with that little girl excitement, 'It's Christmas Eve!!'  I hope that feeling never leaves, no matter what life brings...I hope my faith can be strong enough to see my good friend off with grace, and I'll be comforted in her absence.  I will miss my friend, and find it super bittersweet she's leaving during this Holiday Season, but she could leave anytime and I'd find the sadness in it; I love my friend Becky.

Sending her loads of strength, faith and courage as she departs this town. And, I hope God shows up in her world in ways she can't find words to describe.


Jennifer said...

Hello! I am in recovery in Prescott, too. I wish you a Merry Christmas and I look forward to reading your blog.

Layla G said...

Oh YAY!!!
I'm so glad you found my blog!!
And love you're in recovery too!!!
Oh the life changing amazingness of Recovery.... :)
Happy Christmas..hope your holiday is amazing.xox

Becky Mills said...

My dear friend Layla, you are an amazing woman and I am so grateful you are here on the ground to spread your joy, laughter, and faith. I will miss you and I know I will see you soon :) Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Layla G said...

Love you, Becky.
Hope your adventure is starting out well.....xox