Friday, April 24, 2009
"There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry... Yesterday and Tomorrow.” Robert Jones Burdette
Well, I hung on through the week, and it's Friday. On this Friday, I'm trying to get a bunch of things done before we head out of town next Tuesday for a week of vacation.
This week I learned that I received an add on to a grant that I have. It's enough money to fund another project that was going to close down due to federal cuts. It's tough in these economic times to get money added on. I'm thankful that my hard-working staff will have a job.
This week, I received copies of the book that I co-authored with other scientists. I'm pleased with it, the layout, the color photos and the content. One of the scientists is an elderly professor who has leukemia and is in poor health. I'm glad that he got to see this book published.
This week, my old dog appears to be doing well. She is eating, trotting along with me for the morning walk and generally seems to be feeling okay. I'm thankful that she's still with me.
This week, I met with three sponsees who get it. Last night, I could feel the intensity of the young man who is a "double winner". He wants peace of mind badly. He is hearing, willing, and yearning. I hope that he enjoys the journey. The fourth sponsee has admitted to not being ready. I told him that I'm available when he is.
This week, I went to several discussion meetings and a step study. I can see how far I've come from the day that I first walked into a meeting. I can look at the newcomer and see the pain. I can talk to the newcomer, give them my phone number, and tell them that "there is no situation too difficult to be bettered and no unhappiness too great to be lessened".
This week I laughed, reflected, reunited, regrouped, rested, and reached out. That's a heck of a week.