Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~ Thomas Edison We celebrate Peace on Earth, but forget to practice it. We want happy gatherings, but choose to bring our old angry baggage. Long ago, I picked up the phone for support… Read More Peace On Earth
The word resentment comes from the Latin word “sentire” which means, “to feel”, and when you put “re” in front of any word, it means “again”, so the word resent means “to feel again”. ~ Big Book Study I remember many childhood years when Christmas was a whole lot of expectation and anticipation to the… Read More K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simply, Sweetie!
Just for today, I will be happy This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ 12 Step Literature My life is topsy turvy this week. I am working most days by 6 AM, and there is no WiFi there. So,… Read More I Will be Happy
Taint worthwhile to wear a day all out before it comes. ~ Sarah Orne Jewett There are many benefits of Step #10. We no longer have to rue the day. We don’t have to wake up thinking, “Oh, no! Now what will I have to face?” We do not have to worry about running into… Read More Freedoms
We vigorously commenced this way of living as we cleaned up the past.We have entered the world of the Spirit. ~ Pg, 84 Big Book Step #10 is a two part measure that we can take each day in all of our affairs. The first part is “continued to take inventory.” It is easiest if… Read More Vigorous Living
We react sanely and normally, and we find that this has happened automatically. ~ pg. 84, Big Book I have to laugh because I cannot honestly tell you what is “normal”. It is said that it not healthy to be normal in an insane society. If the events of the last year does not demonstrate… Read More Normal?
I am simply too busy looking for a blinding revelation from the heavens or the fireworks, that I do not notice the miracles inherent in step #9. ~ Anon I did not experience many oh wow feelings. I was not blinded by awe. Nor was I bowled over by any reactions to step #9. I… Read More Miracles of Step #9
Just for today, I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle all my problems at once. I can do something for 12 hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. ~ AA Literature I went to plug in my cell phone… Read More Just for Today
Alcoholism is cunning, baffling, and powerful. ~ Big Book I would say that all addictions are cunning, baffling and powerful and extremely patient. Today, I am full on angry at this dis-ease that kills, destroys families, maims and harms those effected, and shows no misery whatsoever. Dang it all. Yet another family member is dying… Read More Anger toward Dis-ease
Bless them and heal me. ~ anon I have learned to say this small but powerful prayer when I get angry or hurt at what someone else decides to do. I have to remember that G.O.D. has put them in my path, so that I can learn from them. Most of the time, I do… Read More Bless Them and Heal Me