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The Past
Friday, September 11, 2015      1 comments

We don't always understand the ways of Almighty God - the crosses sent us, the sacrifices demanded . . . But we accept with faith and resignation the holy will with no looking back, and we are at peace. --Anonymous Acceptance of our past,... Read more
Thursday, September 10, 2015      1 comments

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. --Hannah Arendt Resentments keep us in the past, a past that can never be relived. Resentments keep a stranglehold on our mind. They keep us from appreciating the beauty of a moment. They stop... Read more
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      4 comments

Growth is the only evidence of life. --John, Cardinal Newman We should be thankful we can never reach complete serenity. If we could, we w... Read more
Life Moves Forward
Tuesday, September 08, 2015      4 comments

Life moves forward The past is past. Over. Finished. Our job is to move with the flow of the present. We are propelled by what went before, but we do not try to swim against the current of our present lives by regretting or yearning for old... Read more
A program of Hope
Monday, September 07, 2015      2 comments

When all else is lost, the future still remains. --Christian Bovee Ours is a program of hope. We sit in meetings and give each other hope. For no matter how long we have been sober - five days or thirty years - there will be times when we... Read more
My struggles
Sunday, September 06, 2015      4 comments

I don't know why, but when my boyfriend/fiance is home, I struggle to stay with my food plan! He loves eating out. He came home on Thursday evening. I did well as I stuck with my plan all day. Friday We ate out all day: breakfa... Read more
change of scenery
Saturday, September 05, 2015      2 comments

Change of scene has no effect upon unconscious conflicts. --Edmund Bergler, M.D. There's no running away from the internal strife. Whatever haunts us must finally be confronted and resolved if we're ever to grow and thus contribute to our... Read more
Cluttered Spirits
Friday, September 04, 2015      0 comments

September 4 Cluttered spirits “We try to remember that when we make amends we are doing it for ourselves.” Basic Text, p. 41 ––––=–––– As long as we still owe amends, our spirits are cluttered with things we don’t need. ... Read more
Practice Tolerance
Thursday, September 03, 2015      5 comments

Practicing tolerance Everyone has a different opinion. No two people look the same. We all are different. Differences can cause us fear and set us apart from others, and we have no idea why. If addiction closes us down, recovery opens us up. I... Read more
Positive Belief
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      1 comments

The story of Abraham amazes me no matter how many times I read it. It's not just the birth of a son when he was a hundred years old. That's a miracle. But just as amazing is the information that he waited twenty-five years for the fulfillment of... Read more
Be kind to You!
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      7 comments

Today I will be kind to myself and speak accordingly.... Read more
Monday, August 31, 2015      5 comments

Be aware of wonder. --Robert Fulghum We have days when we experience the small coincidences in life - our car breaks down and we run into an old friend at the service station; we're thinking about someone and she calls just because we'... Read more
Sunday, August 30, 2015      5 comments

Detachment doesn't mean denying compassion. Approaching life with detachment may seem cold at first. We are accustomed to offering lots of help to other people. Thus the first few times we back off from what has become our natural inclinati... Read more
Be Grateful
Saturday, August 29, 2015      4 comments

Be grateful for where you are now. "It doesn't take as much faith to believe that everything happens for a reason as it does to embrace the belief that I am who and where I am now, today, for a reason - even if I don't know what that reason... Read more
Friday, August 28, 2015      8 comments

I grew up knowing I had to be a success for others. --Sandy Warman The pressure of performance is daunting and extremely stressful. Some, like Sandy, were controlled by it their whole lives. Perhaps that was your experience, too. Are you ... Read more

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