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Love Language - Touch
Saturday, September 26, 2015      4 comments

We have long known that physical touch is a way of communicating emotional love. Numerous research projects in the area of child development have reached that conclusion: Babies who are held, hugged, and kissed develop a healthier emotional life... Read more
We are only Human
Friday, September 25, 2015      6 comments

We are Only Human We can admit our limitations and defects. When we admit the truth about our limitations and defects, we create fertile ground for new growth and change. But if we wallow in hopeless belief that our defects are just ou... Read more
Feeling crazy?
Thursday, September 24, 2015      4 comments

Now that I'm not acting crazy I can accept feeling crazy once in a while. --Sandy B. Saying no to ourselves may be a greater act of courage than rushing into a burning building to save a child. The act of heroic rescue may be impulsive, a... Read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      4 comments

Prayer is neither black magic nor is it a form of demand note. Prayer is a relationship. --John Heuss A conversation requires two parts: talking and listening. When only we are talking, that is a monologue. When someone lectures, we listen. Pra... Read more
Wishing and Doing
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      3 comments

Today's thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is: You can't cross a chasm in two steps. --Rashi Fein When a small child hides her eyes, she means, "You can't see me." We sophisticated grownups sometimes have trouble getting rid... Read more
Accepting Change
Monday, September 21, 2015      8 comments

Accepting Change The winds of change blow through our life, sometimes gently, sometimes like a tropical storm. Yes, we have resting places - time to adjust to another level of living, time to get our balance, time to enjoy the rewards. We h... Read more
Thought for Today
Sunday, September 20, 2015      1 comments

In everyone's heart stirs a great homesickness. --Rabbi Seymour Siegel We ask ourselves what drove us to do some of the things we did? We went to extremes even when we knew our actions were not rational. Still today, we are drawn to extre... Read more
Saturday, September 19, 2015      5 comments

Procrastination is the thief of time. --Edward Young When we have a problem with putting things off, we seem to add to our troubles by mentally flogging ourselves. We know we are losing time. We criticize ourselves for our irrational beha... Read more
Recovery Prayer
Friday, September 18, 2015      8 comments

Dear God, Please get me through these doors. A meeting is what I need. Remind me to leave my ego and intolerance outside. Help me to hear the strength and hope in everyone's words. We are the same but appear so different... Read more
Relying on God
Thursday, September 17, 2015      8 comments

I wish I could keep in mind that God can provide, God will provide, and God does provide. -- Marie Gubbels Relying on God for the guidance to deal with our problems seems much too simple. We probably spent decades looking to alcohol, othe... Read more
Emotional Balance
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      4 comments

September 16 “Emotional balance is one of the first results of meditation, and our experience bears this out.” Basic Text, p.47 ... Read more
Be sure to Laugh Today!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      3 comments

The most wasted day of all is that in which we have not laughed. --Sebastian R.N. Chamfort When we wallowed in the self-pity of obsession, we were sure we'd never laugh again. How easy it was to weep, alone and secretly, inspired by sad m... Read more
Happy Birthday to Me!
Monday, September 14, 2015      10 comments

Today is my birthday! I'm proud to say I'm 52 years young! Considering my previous lifestyle, I'm grateful to be alive. Today, I'm healthie... Read more
My success
Sunday, September 13, 2015      7 comments

3 years ago, i had weight loss surgery to get rid of Type 2 diabetes. It worked. After 1 month, I was off all medications for diabetes (I was tak... Read more
Control issues rob us
Saturday, September 12, 2015      4 comments

Control robs us of serenity. The Serenity Prayer, when relied on, changes the very nature of our lives. The reality is that most of our troubles result from an unwillingness to give up controlling the many people we encounter. What they are... Read more

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