“Lack-osaurs” “Pay Forward” #49

Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – Be Careful For What You Want.
My granddad once told me, “Be careful young man for what you want, for you will surely get it.” I did not understand or believe that statement until I was about twenty-seven years old. I got what I wanted; not only did I not know what to do with it or I didn’t know how to get ridge of it. That experience caused me to seek our Father’s guidance before my heavy commitment for a new “want” instead of after, sometimes. I am likely to start my new “want” search with a deep sense of love and gratitude, recounting all the loving gifts I have received since coming to Alcoholics Anonymous. Then the “yes but;” the dis-ease of more-ism pops up, and low and behold “Lack-osaurs;” not enough love or time or other stuff or whatever, drops in and loving compassion drops out. The next thing I know I am not being as forgiving, kind, loving or understanding of myself as I would be of a stranger. Stop – the useless and limiting chatter, look – for the Presence within all of creation, listen – for the Voice of our Father, and follow His guidance. We can then blend and merge our mind with our Father-Mind. To keep and expand the gifts we receive pass-it-on. “Where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there Am I in the midst of them,” said our great Teacher. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.