Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Comparisons

Growing up around Alcoholics Anonymous, a person I grew up to respect was a woman named Gert Behanna.   She was one of my mom's heroes.  Gert had written a book called The Late Liz that was made into a movie in the '70's.  She was on the AA speaker circuit and my mom went whenever she could to hear Gert speak.  She was even the speaker one year at our Alateen conference in Brownwood.  I still have a picture of her taken then. 

Anyway, Gert always began (or ended, I don't remember) her talks with this prayer:
Dear God
I ain't what I wanna be,
and I ain't what I'm gonna be,
and I sure ain't what I oughta be.
But thank God I ain't what I used to be!!!

I've thought about that all day.

After writing my blog post about Thanksgiving this morning, I read my blog post from Thanksgiving last year.
Today, I wrote about being grateful to be 210 pounds.
Last year, I wrote about being grateful to be 227 pounds.

So Dear God,
I ain't what I wanna be (150),
and I ain't what I'm gonna be (180?),
and I sure ain't what I oughta be (125).
But thank God, I ain't what I used to be (250)!!!

Love,
Jenn

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