The evening was filled with viciousness…. I played cards with the old folks again and they creamed me…as usual. I wish they’d at least let me win once in a while, but I’m sure their joy is wiping me up with their three decks of cards! We play a game called May I….three decks, jokers wild, and somehow I rarely get any! Vicious I tell you! But the snacks are always way too good and, really, I have a great time.
Tomorrow is the second anniversary of my father’s passing. I overheard my mother sharing with someone today that she goes to a weekly grief group. She said she didn’t think she’d still be going after all this time but she’s committed to going weekly to be present for others. Being a CoDA person, isn’t that why we go to meetings? To help ourselves but to also be there for others? I’m so proud of her for continuing to go.
I had coffee with an interesting woman this morning who encouraged me to start a CoDA meeting in Ventura. There simply isn’t one. I miss not being able to go regularly. Alanon isn’t really my thing but it’s better than nothing. She did tell me about an open 12-step meeting up in Ojai that takes place on Sunday mornings. I think I’ll give it a try while I’m getting the CoDA meeting set up. I need to find a location…
Today I’m grateful for new friends and old farts! I love the people in my life!
My meditation today from A Woman’s Spirit: We experience the joy of peace each time we remember to turn our will and our lives over to the care of a loving God as we understand God.
On this day in LGBT history (from QUIST and/or Lavender Effect: 1946 – House panel reports on “Blue Discharges.” Blue discharges were commonly used against homosexuals and African-Americans in the military who hadn’t transgressed but commanders wanted out of their ranks. Blue discharges were neither honorable nor dishonorable.;
It’s good to be 67!
What happened with you today?
Is it time to write your story? Writing seminars for LGBT people.