“Humans are complex beings: they make deserts bloom and lakes die.”
~ Gif Stern
I am a mix of good and bad. When I was drinking, I could be cruel, sarcastic, and violent but at other times loving, sensitive, and thoughtful. In recovery, I can be honest, humble, and creative, but I also harbor a dark side that may hurt, lie, or seek negative power. What a mix I was and still am! In my many conversations with a variety of people, I have discovered this is part of what it means to be human.
Now I am able to Accept this fact and develop my spiritual life. I am not perfect, but I try to improve my attitude and behavior. I am not God, but I can aspire to be the best I can be. Today I own the sickness in my life, but I also accept the responsibility for recovery.
With my feet in the dirt, I look to the stars.
© 2008 Leo Booth
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