Unexpected Pleasure

Sometimes my husband brings the whole work crew over for lunch.  The other day I made my first ever batch of chili – to raving reviews.  With the really cold weather that’s descended upon us for the holiday week, the chili was just what the men had in mind to warm up and fortify them for the afternoon shift.

The satisfaction  and great pleasure I felt from hearing their genuine appreciation was delightful to experience and a bit humbling.  So simple, yet so heart warming for me.  My goal was to create a pleasurable, satisfying experience for them – and I received the same in return without expecting it. 

I think that’s what happens for us as we learn from 12 Step Programs to get out of ourselves and think of others and how we can be of service.  The rewards are usually unexpected, and often overwhelming in their degree of humbling and overwhelm.  I am honored when the opportunity arises where I can make a positive contribution for people.  It is truly my pleasure.  Thank You God.

Affirmation for the Day – ” I am thinking of others too. ”

Remember to say the affirmation at least 3 times whenever you remember it, preferably in front of a mirror.

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