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Today's Thought
Thursday, March 05, 2015      0 comments

Today's thought: I was talking to a friend about something I didn't want to do but believed I needed to do anyway. I was dreading it and feeling irritable. Often when we talk like that, other people scowl and say, "Oh, don't let shoulds control... Read more
Letting it Happen
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      1 comments

The first skill needed for the Inner Game is called "letting it happen." This means gradually building a trust in the innate ability of your body to learn and to perform. --W. Timothy Gallwey A strange and intriguing mystery confronts us in th... Read more
Recovery is a Journey
Sunday, March 01, 2015      4 comments

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. --Franklin Delano Roosevelt Newcomer Initially
, I was excited about recovery. I felt better for a while. I hate to say it, but now that I'm not at the beginning any more, everyt... Read more
Finding Balance
Saturday, February 28, 2015      1 comments

Finding balance Let's not forget to play. Our new way of life is a serious matter, but it is not intended as a punishment; nor do we need to repent and suffer for the rest of our lives. Our new way of life is intended to produce growth. But ... Read more
The Power of Love
Thursday, February 26, 2015      2 comments

The Power of Love Love is the best motivation. When we are plugged in to our Higher Power, we are plugged in to love. It flows through us like a current, energizing our sluggish hearts and minds. As we work the 12 Steps of this program, we a... Read more
Choose Happiness
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      3 comments

Happiness is a decision. We came into this program desperate for help and perhaps solace too. We were more painful than most. Seeing all the smiles and hearing the laughter of the women and men at the meetings convinced us we were right! Fortu... Read more
Don't take things Personal
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      3 comments

Don't take storms personally. Somewhere out in the Pacific, a storm brewed and swirled and thrashed and died without ever touching the land. Three days, later, under a clear blue sky, the storm surge reached the California coast near Los An... Read more
Making A Home
Monday, February 23, 2015      0 comments

Today's thought is: Make yourself at home. It was night, only a few months after I'd begun my skydiving adventure.One of the other skydivers was sitting in a lawn chair. The evening lights had been turned on and he was wrapped up in a sleepi... Read more
Resentments
Sunday, February 22, 2015      3 comments

The Fox and the Stork One evening the fox invited his friend the stork to dinner. For a joke the fox prepared soup and served it in a shallow dish. The fox could easily lap up the soup. But the stork, with its long bill, went hungry. The fo... Read more
Hope - word of the day
Saturday, February 21, 2015      2 comments

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all. --Emily Dickinson We often hum and sing to ourselves because it makes us feel content. It is the melody itself that makes us f... Read more
Reflection for the Day
Friday, February 20, 2015      1 comments

Reflection for the Day Among the many gifts that we are offered in The Program is the gift of freedom. Paradoxically, however, the gift of freedom is not without a price tag; freedom can only be achieved by paying the price called acceptance. S... Read more
God is Here
Thursday, February 19, 2015      1 comments

God Is Here The Power, which restores us to sanity, is not something remote and abstract, which we must search for by reading books and performing great feats. Our Higher Power is with us constantly and is involved in the minute details of eve... Read more
Acceptance
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      2 comments

Acceptance frees us. Conflict can result from trying to change a person or situation that we don't like. And conflict causes stress and agitation, both of which limit our lives. They steal our ability to be open to opportunities for growth and ... Read more
Shyness
Monday, February 16, 2015      3 comments

The shy man usually finds that he has been shy without cause and that, in practice, no one takes the slightest notice of him. --Robert Lynd We sometimes feel self-conscious in front of others. It may be that we've just gotten braces or a new h... Read more
Progress not Perfection
Sunday, February 15, 2015      4 comments

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. --Orlando A. Battista In our lives, we have always been drawn to extremes. If it isn't white, it must be black. If a little bit feels good, we take a lot. If we are going to do ... Read more

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