Friday, January 25, 2013


Well, the cold temperatures have abated some.  It is a few degrees warmer, but it is still colder than we are used to.  A few warm winters changed us into a bunch of 'wimps'. Yesterday's trip to the pulmonologist went much as I expected yet it didn't stop me from shaking in my boots.   Since it has been awhile, he has me scheduled for another Cat Scan, but he still claims it looks much like a benign Coin Lesion. My lungs were clear, and that is good.  My blood pressure was 149 over 84 which I think is great seeing the circumstances.  As the day wore on, and the time got closer for my appointment, I could feel my nerves starting to build up so I thought it would be sky high.  

All the while I held my Amber tightly in my hand. It was a special gift from a special friend who travelled to Mexico not too long ago and went to visit the Mayan ruins.  The Amber itself is said to come from a tree nearly 2 million years old.  I cherish it and keep it with me always.

Our very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they are,
ourselves as we are, and the people about us as they are. This is
to adopt a realistic humility without which no genuine advance can even
begin. . . . Provided we strenuously avoid turning these realistic surveys of the
facts of life into unrealistic alibis for apathy or defeatism, they can be
the sure foundation upon which increased emotional health
and therefore spiritual progress can be built.

As Bill Sees It

This past week we watched a film in my group about  Bill W., the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. This was not the film that was shown in the theaters and on television. This was a documentary which has never been seen. The disc was a gift from an intern who worked closely with me during her time at our program. Her husband worked on the production of the documentary which included the 'real' Bill.  This was such a special treat because he was such a special man. One doesn't have to be an alcoholic or an addict to appreciate his way of thinking.  The following are some of my favorite quotes.

“To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.” 

“Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light,even though for the moment you do not see.” 

"Learning how to live in the greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all men and women, of whatever description, is a moving and fascinating adventure. "


  1. Happy for a good report.

    I'd have thought your BP would be "to-the-moon", on a day like that! Nothing usual about the day, so no usual BP, could be expected.

    Ahhhhh seeeeeee! The Full Wolf Moon of Sat., is bringing you good things! That makes me happy too!!!!!

    Gentle hugs,

  2. Yes, Bill W certainly changed the lives of many people, didn't he?

  3. A good doctor visit! Excellent. Your amber stone is full of good energy.

  4. I'm doing the happy dance Mary!
    Wooo Weee! Thank You Stone People - Amber for helping my Sister Mary!

    Have a Peaceful and Happy Weekend Darlin' Lady! :)

  5. That sounds like a wonderful magical gift that was given to you from your friend, and to know that the gift came from a tree that old, is remarkable!

    Oh, and I loved reading those quotes!


  6. Amber is very healing and has such a beautiful and warm energy. I'm so glad the Dr.'s apt went well and know that you keep getting healthier and healthier.

  7. Mary, glad your well. Thanks for sharing the info about Bill W.

  8. Keep the amber close, deep breaths and think positive. Send anything unwelcome away from your body. Keep healthy!

  9. Hi Mary, just dropping in to say hello and soak in the magic you share. Keep warm my friend XO