“What is with that look of concentration?” asked my sponsor.
“I am trying to see the gray.”
“The gray?” she queried.
“Yes, I heard at the meeting that between black and white there is a lot of gray.”
“Ah. Well, my darling, I don’t want you to have black and white thinking, but what lies between black and white are all the colors, the full spectrum.”
“What am I to do with this information? What do I do with all those colors?” I asked in shock and confusion.
“For right now, just remember that all the colors aren’t blue.”
Set out your clothes and plan their day.
Blocks or Points
The decision must be made; would I rather be criticized
for having done something that is imperfect
or be criticized for having done nothing at all.
Disapproval from others is not possible to prevent.
What I do in anticipation of it is in my control.
I can spend life running from trouble,
chasing peace through underachievement.
Or I can step-up knowing that gravity works
always to pull me down
and that this is neither gift nor burden,
it is simply fact. I
I must choose when I will stop tripping
over stumbling blocks
and realize them to be turning points.