Thursday, July 10, 2008

Me, Myself and I am Happy (?)

Hope all is well out there.

A startling discovery here on my planet. While I got out and away from the abuses of alcohol, and did do specifically for my daughter's safety, (I want to keep the focus on me and not the alcoholic as we say in Al-Anon) - I have come to realize something . . .

I am - er, uh, . . . . happy. I am/have finding peace. My world is not perfect - but I am finding contentment.

And to tell you the truth - it wasn't that I was searching for it - not for me anyway! And I have to fight the feeling of feeling guilty for getting to happiness and peace.

I have learned to pray to God a lot lately. I pray that I am not deluding myself.

I am just going to throw that out there into the Universe.


Anonymous said...

What's wrong with seeking serenity for the self? When you're content your peace has a ripple effect on others. Your daughter benefits from your mood just as she benefits being distanced from her mother's illness. Joe, we all seek contentment. God is everything we need. Prayers allow us to be honest before God and make our needs known. Thanks for the insightful blogsite. Seeking peace, one day at a time. ME :)

Syd said...

I'm glad that you are happy and getting some peace. That is a good thing. The opposite would be turmoil and unhappiness. Who wants that?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous & Syd,

You are both dead on.

Peace this Thursday.


FrannyGlass said...

What an inspiring post, Joe. So happy to hear you're finding happiness, peace and serenity. Who'd have thought it, eh?

Anonymous said...

And isn't it a sort of strange opening up and out from the inside - instead of that horrible closed up tension..... Great news Joe - happiness rules!