TAKING ADVICE/SUGESTIONS

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HELLO ALL!! I hope everyone is doing well or at least moving in the right direction. I can remember a variety of people giving me advice.  I still remember to this day, working outside in my grandfathers front yard on Xmas break from college.  We were discussing a situation which I was dealing with at the time in my young …

UPLIFTING OTHERS

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HELLO ALL,  Wanted to touch on UPLIFITING OTHERS! Now, I think we may at some times take those for granite who not only support us, but uplift and pray for us as well.  There are numerous people in my life who continue to support me and uplift me.  I am wondering do those people, agencies know who appreciative we are …

TAKING TIME

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Hello All,  I have recently experienced a situation where I wanted SO bad to respond (React) in a different way, however, I paused and took time to decompress and waited.  I have looked back when I just rushed into my response/reaction with all the emotional energy I was feeling and it just didn’t work out the way I was hoping …

EXPECTATIONS

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HELLO ALL,  Checking in today and wanted to talk briefly about EXPECTATIONS and how they impact us and others.  Have you ever gotten frustrated with someone who let you down, didn’t show up on time, didn’t follow through, or simply did not do what you thought they would do?  I was told once to lower my EXPECTATIONS of others.  By …

FOLLOW THROUGH

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“HELLO ALL,  I feel like it has been awhile…maybe it has.  I wanted to touch base and speak about “FOLLOW THROUGH” as it relates to our paths of change and sobriety. What I’ve learned is that “FOLLOW THROUGH” is very very important!!  Think about it…how many times did we miss appointments, deadlines, commitments, birthdays, holidays, special occasions, work, interviews, etc.  …

HOLIDAYS

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Hello All,  I have noticed over the years that around the Holiday time, things get tough for some of us?  Have you ever struggled with the Holidays or a particular Holiday?  There are certain reasons we struggle during these times. A lot of the struggle seems to be emotionally.  How do you handle the Holidays?  Where do you go? Do …

IN A BOX

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Hello All,  Have you ever felt like you were confined to a “BOX”?  Almost like you were trapped and could not get out? Felt like you were stuck?  Everywhere was a dead end?  I know a “BOX can seem like there’s no way out. However, just remember a “BOX” is just that, a cardboard “BOX”, and one can break out …

ALONE

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HELLO ALL,  Have you ever felt like you are all ALONE?  Maybe you feel like that right now?  Perhaps, everywhere you turn feels like a dead-end? Maybe those who love and care about you seem far away or unreachable?  Maybe it even feels like those who say they love you, aren’t there for you, and/or they don’t really care any …

FITNESS

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Hello All,  The subject today is FITNESS…how is your FITNESS level?  Do you feel fit!!?  Well, you probably wonder what I mean by FITNESS?  I believe there are different areas of FITNESS.  Although “Physical FITNESS” is probably one of the first forms which come to mind.  However, I am referring to Spiritual FITNESS.  I believe our Spiritual FITNESS is just …

OPEN MINDED

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Hello All,  Have you ever thought that your way was the best way?  Have you ever received some feedback or pushback and decided to do things your way instead of really considering the advice being given?  I can remember several times in my life certain people saying “just listen to me”, “I’m trying to help you”.  I remember one distinct …