Danny's Letters to God
Contentment Under My Tree

Dear God,

Fall has fallen on my beautiful island and this child woke up abstinent which is pretty good. Just to wake up is a happy event. There may be some unpleasant situations, people, places or things ready to louse up my happiness however I will ask myself "how important is it" before reacting. As a matter of fact most unpleasant anything does not require any action from me. Just knowing my God is with me allows me the luxury of ignoring the seamy side of life. I am not in charge of the world nor its inhabitants,thanks.

Coffee refill, BRB. There now I'm all comfy again. The woman you sent to run my life sits peacefully at my side gently snoring and earlier asked me to wake her as she has an appointment at her "beauty parlor" and all I asked her was if I should call 911 and boy did I get some verbal abuse. When You took the rib a little humor could have been taken with it.

Some one was writing about the aging process these past few days and while I am still much too young to think, oh ok, so yes I am, You know this honesty thing can get overworked. Last week at one of our family gatherings all the youngsters from three to fourteen gathered around my place under the tree and asked me to tell them about my childhood and growing up.

They love to hear the stories which of course get better with each telling. Now the Teabag poses a special problem as she remembers everything and corrects me if the story changes, she is tough. =) I guess what I'm trying to say is thanks for giving me the time to spend with them telling the stories and as my Irish ancestors say "never allow the truth to stand in the way of a good story."

Time has a way of slipping quietly away when I'm talking to You and there are things to do, places to go and people to make smile, isn't that nice. I'm going to Brooklyn today and hope to be home by 3 p.m. for yet another contractor and an estimate on work in the bathroom. At least that is the last place to do anything before we hit an outside wall. Please don't get me started on this little kitchen job!!!!!

I'd appreciate the wisdom to know and the power to do Your will just for today. Please watch over my family, friends, fellow loopies, those who still languish on Step Three and the folks I just don't like. Today I consider myself the luckiest man alive.

And Why Not?
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