Thursday, January 7, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday- the king and i


* Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935

* My clean date is January 8, 2005

*Elvis built Graceland in Memphis Tennessee

*I found the Grace of God in Recovery

For those who came before me in service to NA

I humbly follow you with gratitude today

It's hard to believe

what five years can change.
"My Teddy Bear"

Here ya go g-man a tribute to my birthday and Elvis!! I missed ya that last two weeks it is good to be getting back into the swing of things!!

Thought for today; "It's never too late to be what you might have been."- George Elliot

34 comments:

Susan Anderson said...

That was a nice twist on the recovery themes I see. Very creative. Here's to five more years (and many more)!

I'm up too
http://inappropriatesue.blogspot.com/2010/01/55-flash-fiction-friday-ugly-succubus.html

Brian Miller said...

happy birthday! smiles. you and the king...hopeful for many more. nice 55!

mine is up!

Janna said...

Five years can indeed change a lot.
Sometimes for the worse, sometimes for the better.
Glad to hear yours was for the better! :)
Great 55.

Mine is posted HERE.

G-Man said...

Thank You...
Thank You Very Much....
Excellent 55 today My Dear..
Thank You for this Hunka Hunka Burnin Contribution.
Please have a Kick Ass Week-End!


(G-Man has LEFT the building)

Kim A. said...

A truly delightful 55 and gratitude that you have 5 years worth of 24 hours.

Thank you very much... :-D

Namaste

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday!!
Blessings, andrea

Kathleen said...

FIVE years!?! Way to go! Congrats and keep coming back!

Here's mine:
http://inlindenhills.blogspot.com/2010/01/flash-fiction-friday-first-encounter.html

Larry said...

I Hope you had a great Birthday I liked the flash 55. looking forward to reading you next week. I feel the same as you glad to be back to a regular schedule. I'm up also just follow the link below.


West Side Gangst's

Fandango said...

Happy for you. That is an accomplishment.
Great idea making that your new birth date.

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent!!! You share your birthday with a good man....that tells you something doesn't it?!! Have a glorious celebration.

HERE is mine --scroll down below my show n tell as always. Happy Friday.

Shadow said...

happy birthday dear girl!!! and to share it with elvis. oh, give me suspicious minds any day...

sarah said...

woo hoo Tracy. totally love this. Happy Birthday recovery girl.
My 55 is up. Sarah

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Elvis had great talent, sorry he had to succumb to the fates of drugs and alcohol...

Love the Elliot quote!

Mama Zen said...

This is awesome!

Congratulations on 5 years!

Lou said...

This was downright clever, C&C. Enjoyed it very much!

anthonynorth said...

That's a good Birthday to have.

Alice Audrey said...

I certainly see some parallels.

Mojo said...

Congratulations. Knowing that 10 years can be wiped out in the time it takes to swallow, I recognize how precious every one of those 1825 days has been. And how difficult.

Here's to day 1826 and beyond.

Akelamalu said...

Certainly a lot can happen in 5 years. Great 55.

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

Congrats on the 5 years today! We have Elvis music all over the office today, love the picture you posted of him. Great 55 girl, mine is up.

Thom said...

Hau`oli La Hanau to you. I hope it's a wonderful day. Wonderful 55 my friend. Awesome :) Have a great weekend :)

Dulce said...

GREAT one! great five years celebration ...five five five...
;)

LarryG said...

Sweet!
Love the Elvis connection!
he's the King alright!
If you want to have some fun, get one of his movies from the 60s.

Jadey said...

Happy Birthday and what a great 55. Keep up the good work on your recovery that is terrific. Mine is up.

Larry said...

thanks for visiting my place and leaving a comment I appreciated that .. Larry

Dr.John said...

Congratulations on five years of change and growth.

Prayer Girl said...

Very neat 55.

Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary. Life is good.

PG

SandyCarlson said...

Good for you. Keep on. You have a beautiful spirit.

otin said...

Happy Birthday!! That was a great 55! I am glad that you have had those 5 great years to build on!

Felicitas said...

What a wonderful tribute! Congratulations on your 5th anniversary!

Just Be Real said...

Happy clean date dear one! Blessings.

Syd said...

Happy Birthday to you. I'm glad that you are clean and enjoying life.

Can't imagine Elvis at 75.

Ms Hen said...

Happy Five Years........

I grew up hearing Elvis. I was born 1961.

I am so sorry he had a drug problem.. he was so creative and sweet..

I am so happy you found Recovery... 5 years.. with all the responsibilities of marriage; children; and on and on..

You are Incredible. And you sound GREAT...

It is not just not drinking or doing drugs; but also being what i called Not a Dry drunk.

I'm still improving in my own recovery.. al-anoners can be addicted to control and on and on.. 2.5 years in Recovery now. I hope I'm keep making progress and can tell you when I make 5 years.

Fareed said...

Eliot over Elvis.