One of the presents I received for Christmas is a Kindle. And the first book that I downloaded was the Big Book of AA (2nd. edition). I did this reflexively. It was the only book that came into my head when I thought about downloading. Coincidence? I don't think so.
The Kindle is awesome. I have now downloaded 13 books and each takes about 30 seconds to download. I have tried the text to voice and like the woman's voice the best. There are a lot of free books available which is great. I still like regular books the best, but since it is 2010, I am willing to expand my horizons.
We had thought about going out on the boat yesterday. But the chilly rain made staying in seem like a good idea. So we went to lunch, watched the movies "Hangover" and "Shrink", took a nap, read from the Kindle, and went for a ride to the beach.
The movies were entertaining. "Shrink" was the best which showed how hopelessness can be changed into hope. It was inspiring. "Hangover" made me glad that I didn't wake up with a tiger in the bathroom, an unexplained baby in the closet, and married to a stranger after the party before getting married.
Today is cold and windy. We just had a good breakfast and later will go to a meeting. I feel happy and content. So I'll close with this:
"And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation--some fact of my life--unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake." pg. 449 Alcoholics Anonymous