So Fresh and So Clean

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“As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day “Thy will be done.” -AA (Big Book) Pg 87-88 I would be a big lie-face if I said that this prayer and meditation always comes easy to me. Some mornings I am a good recovering drunk and I do get on my knees and say, “Thy will be done.” Go figure that the mornings I do this, everything during my day seems pretty okay. Even when drama or trouble emerges I find that I am at peace. However, some mornings come and I don’t get on my knees to pray. What happens? How does my day go? Well, the sky doesn’t fall in…and the ground doesn’t swallow me up…and the sun rose and set and the moon popped out of the sky…so, was there any authentic and life-altering difference in my day (excluding the reality that people sometimes drink on these days)??? Yes! Usually, it is a subtle difference that I notice. On the days that I do not pray in the morning, I feel unpolished. I feel spotty, as if I were a smudged window pane. On the days that I do pray, I feel fresh. Clean. I feel transparent, honest, and forthright. So, what happens when I don’t pray in the morning? Does that mean I should write off my day or can I start it over? That’s the coolest part! All I have to do is say, “Thy will be done.” …and then you see me stunnin’! So fresh and so clean, clean!

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