Thursday, January 28, 2010

With Gratitude

Many thanks to all of you who shared your experience, strength and hope with me on my last question. Your perspectives all helped me get clarity.

I am reminded of something I heard at yesterday's meeting: "I have to be careful not to make my sponsor my higher power or put her on a pedestal. I'm still responsible for my own decisions."

I couldn't help but notice that my dear sponsor, whom I love dearly and continue to respect, nodded her head in agreement.


  1. She sounds a great sponsor, has her head in the right place and her heart open.

  2. Dear Kathy,
    I have had to remind myself of that too many times. I try to remind my clients to not put me there. I am just one begger showing the other where to find the bread.
    It is also great how we all help one another. Your comments have brought me much comfort during the dark time.

  3. I'm late to the conversation, but I'll add my 2 cents.
    I had this problem with my so called "good" child, my daughter. (My son calls ALL the time, because he wants something..LOL). I took the stance that it was her "turn" to call, she was selfish. I complained bitterly to my husband about it all the time.

    One day, my husband said, remember when you were that age? How often did we call our parents? Remember how self centered we were at 25?

    I decided he was right. I'm the adult--I'm the one who has learned to talk less and listen more. To judge less, and be more compassionate.
    Bottom line, I want a relationship with my daughter.

    I see people at the end of life--and Kathy, when you are dying it will no longer matter who called first. I hope the last two faces I see when I leave this earth are my son and daughter. These kind of issues lose their importance when you are laying sick and alone in a hospital room.

    Thanks for letting me give my opinion.

  4. Oh, Kathy...aren't we just blessed beyond belief??

    Great post for me to read today too, thanks.

    Come on over to Elegant Blessings and pick up a little award I have for you over there.

    Life's a Dance..when you know the Steps.