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Offer Love
Tuesday, June 16, 2015      1 comments

Today's thought is: One of the attributes of love . . . is to bring harmony and order out of chaos. --Molly Haskell Have we forgotten how to love in our hurried passage through life? Perhaps we need reminding that love focuses our attention an... Read more
Monday, June 15, 2015      0 comments

Today's thought from Hazelden is: I was so mixed up I tried to be perfect at avoiding perfectionism! -- Kathryn G. Oh, the struggle with perfectionism! Of all the clubs we can use to beat ourselves with, that one may be the worst. With all the... Read more
I am not alone
Sunday, June 14, 2015      0 comments

Duty is what one expects from others - it is not what one does oneself. --Oscar Wilde Newcomer: I do intend to make amends to everyone I've harmed, but I still feel scared to think about it. Sponsor: The prospect of facing someone to whom we o... Read more
Saturday, June 13, 2015      1 comments

Many of us achieve only the semblance of communication with others; what we say is often not contingent on what the other has just said, and neither of us is aware that we are not communicating. --Desy Safan-Gerard When we don't listen fully to... Read more
One Day at a Time
Friday, June 12, 2015      2 comments

My best friend was going through some tough situations in her life. I was in the midst of a hard stretch too. We didn't particularly like the things we had to do in our lives. We talked about our feelings and decided that what we were going thro... Read more
Thursday, June 11, 2015      2 comments

F.E.A.R. = Frustration, Ego, Anxiety and Resentment --Anonymous We don't want to return to the life we led before recovery, but fear should never be the reason why we don't. Fear keeps us from being open to the Program. If we're only in the Pro... Read more
Lessons Learned
Wednesday, June 10, 2015      0 comments

Today's thought is: "It was the hardest two years of my life," a woman said. "So many painful, unexpected events happened. I felt so abandoned, so lost. I didn't understand what was happening, and I felt tortured by God and life. I didn't think... Read more
Attitudes and Limitations
Tuesday, June 09, 2015      0 comments

Attitudes and Limitations What we consider our greatest strengths can also be our greatest weaknesses. Excessive pride in "being able to handle everything," for example, may result in our taking on other people's responsibilities. In "taking o... Read more
Healing the Past
Sunday, June 07, 2015      5 comments

Today's thought from Hazelden is: Healing the Past We hear much about the long term effects of growing up in a dysfunctional family. Many alcoholics, in fact, have bitter memories of their own parents’ drinking and may feel this caused... Read more
I'm Right Where I'm Supposed to Be
Saturday, June 06, 2015      2 comments

I wish you a slow recovery. --Saying heard in meetings Newcomer I feel as if I should be doing better than this by now. Sponsor I can identify with your belief that you should be doing better faster. I sometimes feel that a... Read more
Honest Prayer
Friday, June 05, 2015      0 comments

June 5. Honest prayer “Although honesty is difficult to practice, it is most rewarding.” Basic Text, p. 96 ––––=–––– How difficult we find it to be honest! Many of us come to NA so confused about what really happened in ou... Read more
Making Amends
Thursday, June 04, 2015      0 comments

Today's thought: We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. --Step Nine When we make amends we need to be clear about what we're apologizing for and the best way to say w... Read more
The Process of Becoming Me
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      2 comments

For all the sadness of closure, there is a new and joyful unfolding in the process of becoming. --Mary Casey We must let go of people, places, memories, and move on to new experiences. The doors of the past must be closed before we can en... Read more
I Choose Happiness
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      2 comments

Teach me, my God and King, In all things thee to see, And what I do in anything, To do it as for thee. --George Herbert Some of us have gone through life unconsciously expecting others to bring us happiness, to make our dreams come true, and to... Read more
Sunday, May 31, 2015      3 comments

Today's thought from Hazelden is: Detachment means "freedom from emotion." Letting someone else's behavior determine how we feel at every turn is irresponsible. Our emotions should be determined by us, not by someone else. But no doubt... Read more

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