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The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Found in the files:

Since I have already confessed to being an incurable collector, you will understand when I publish this post. I found this when I was cleaning out my professional files, brought home when I retired. I assume someone gave it to me when I was managing a program for Retired Senior Volunteers. To quote:


Author Unknown

Thank God I'm not sick.

I have a wrinkled face and a sagging chin

and these brown spots all over my skin -

but thank God I'm not sick.

I can turn on the TV. . .

Push my recliner back . . .

and before the news is over

I've taken a nap.

Then when it's late and I'm ready for bed

I'm wide awake and wondering what was said.

I know where my brain is,

but that's not my mind,

and I question my memory from time to time.

I hunt for things, plus the keys to my car,

go in the next room and wonder what for

but thank God I'm not sick.

I can walk every morning, sleep all night,

drive my car, and dress up right,

make my bed, pay my bills, cook my food,

and clean up my spills.

I tire a little faster, rest a little slower. . .

but in spite of all this, I'm still a go-er,

and thank God I'm not sick.

I forget names, remember faces,

remember them and forget the places.

My hearing is dull, my hair is gray.

My eyes are dim, but what can I say?

I can write a letter, answer the phone.

Read my mail, and live alone.

It's a God-Given privilege to be alive,

So whatever the day brings, I'll survive.

And thank God I'm not sick.

I'm cooking less, my cooking's not good.

I chew a little longer when eating my food.

I make myself a list and check it twice. . .

write myself a note -- now take my advice. . .

when you look at the calendar to check a day,

make sure it's the right week to be OK.

Then laugh a lot and pray a little

and keep on plowing down the middle.

Than be thankful you're not sick.

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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

  • "A Return To Love: Reflections On the Principles Of a Course In Miracles" by Marianne Williamson. Harper Collins, 1992
  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Chicken Soup For the Unsinkable Soul" by Canfield, Hansen and McNamara. Health Communications, 1999
  • "Compassion in Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service" by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush. Bell Tower Pub., 1992
  • "Creative Visualization" by Shakti Gawain. MIF Books, 1978
  • "Finding Values That Work: The Search For Fulfillment" by Brian O'Connell. Walker & Co., 1978
  • "Fire in the Soul" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1993
  • "Further Along the Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Guilt Is the Teacher, Love Is the Lesson" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1990
  • "Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways To Regain Peace and Nourish the Soul" by Elaine St. James. Hyperion, 1995
  • "Insearch:Psychology and Religion" by James Hillman. Spring Pub. 1994
  • "Man's Search For Himself" by Rollo May. Signet Books, 1953
  • "Mythologies" by William Butler Yeats. Macmillan, 1959
  • "Myths, Dreams and Religion" by Joseph Campbell. Spring Pub. 1988
  • "Passion for Life: Psychology and the Human Spirit" by John and Muriel James. Penguin Books, 1991
  • "Peace Is Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Bantam Books , 1991
  • "The Heroine's Journey" by Mureen Murdock. Random House, 1990
  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
  • "The House of Belonging" poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
  • "The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth" by M.Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1978
  • "The Soul's Code: In Search Of Character and Calling" by James Hillman. Random House, 1996
  • "The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought" by Jaroslav Pelikan. Little, Brown & Co., 1990
  • "Unconditional Life" by Deepak Chopra. Bantam Books, 1992
  • "Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Hyperion, 1994
  • "Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1974

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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.