GEORGE’S BRIDE

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“You gave me an idea”.  An attractive young lady with a beautiful personality was sharing the bus bench with me.

“You were re-organizing your bags so I’m doing the same thing. This is all wedding party stuff. My Grandfather has a lovely new bride; her name is ‘Dina” (I think); “Grandfather is George. (I lost my notes so I’ll infuse this old brain with a prayer or two).

She spoke mostly about her new grandmother. ‘Dina had a recent surgery, a heart valve replacement; she prayed for the doctors and refused their meds when offered. On the way home she stopped at CVS for Tylenol.

I was in a lot of emotional pain this morning. I knowingly made friends a decade or so ago with an NPD kinda guy whose controls got out of hand. Bad stuff Narcissism.

But my new friend (is it Roslyn?) brightened my day and healed some serious wounds, Thank God and thank you new friend of mine. I hope I see you again someday.

Dina is 89. George is 93.

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Lee Broom.

GEORGE’S BRIDE

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“You gave me an idea”.  An attractive young lady with a beautiful personality was sharing the bus bench with me.

“You were re-organizing your bags so I’m doing the same thing. This is all wedding party stuff. My Grandfather has a lovely new bride; her name is ‘Dina” (I think); “Grandfather is George. (I lost my notes so I’ll infuse this old brain with a prayer or two).

She spoke mostly about her new grandmother. ‘Dina had a recent surgery, a heart valve replacement; she prayed for the doctors and refused their meds when offered. On the way home she stopped at CVS for Tylenol.

I was in a lot of emotional pain this morning. I knowingly made friends a decade or so ago with an NPD kinda guy whose controls got out of hand. Bad stuff Narcissism.

But my new friend (is it Roslyn?) brightened my day and healed some serious wounds, Thank God and thank you new friend of mine. I hope I see you again someday.

Dina is 89. George is 93.

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Lee Broom.

I ACCEPT

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A Twelve-Stepping friend of mine sent me a letter at my request, outlining his approach to using these steps. I was expecting a short essay on the changes that had hopefully made his life happier; what I received was a revised version of his path to spiritual enlightenment. Lee.

 

Step One -Four:
These first four steps he left as they had been written; he admitted he was powerless, acknowledged the prospect of spiritual healing and started on a path of correcting his previous approach to life.

 

Travis:
Step Five:      “I admitted to God and to another human being, my humble opinion of my wrongs.”

Step Six:        “I prepared myself to accept the healing power of God’s unconditional Love”.

Step Seven:   “I gratefully accepted God’s eternal Love and made a decision never to judge God”.

Step Eight:     “I made a list of possible amends candidates”.

Step Nine:       “With those who were willing I entered  the amends process.”

Steps Ten – Twelve: “Then as now I re-affirmed on a daily basis, my acceptance of God’s Love and now as then I gratefully  pass it on.”