Or... "Be careful" because we're so damn fragile and we seem to break easy!!!
If I could pick a name to change my name to, it would be "Gone!"
It would symbolize to me... letting go of my old ideas. Even the new ideas that I got five minutes ago... that because of five minutes... the new has become old. Then, you could call me "Gone! Green!!!
My dear AA friend that died a couple of weeks ago, used to tell me:
"Keep it Green!!!"
What he meant by that was to keep AA fresh and growing in the Fellowship and in my life.
So, if I keep it green... the concepts of the principles of Steps 6 & 7, would have me more willing each day... to grow with progress towards actually becoming willing to let God remove ALL my defects of character... and to actually let Him remove them.
I actually used to think that God got some good out of my character defects... that He let me keep some of them because He could use them for His purpose!!! Imagine me holding on to that illusion and delusion!!!
And, if that illusion had been smashed by me keeping it Green... it would have been Gone much sooner... because that would have been the first thing that I would have asked Him to help me to be willing to let Him remove it!!!
Thanks to all of you who keep me Green, Going and Gone!!!
Without you....... I couldn't keep it Fresh! I'd still be eating yesterdays bread and this mornings toast... instead of having a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream at 11:30 pm tonight!!!