I had a number of different topics rolling around in my head to write about. Our journey in recovery is like a new chapter is revealed every single day; it’s never the same old, same old, for certain! But something is standing out today, and that is our communal responsibility to others. When we take … Continue reading The Social Contract of Recovery
It has come to my attention that I have a “fragile spot” in my recovery. A tender place, that I guard, like someone who has injured an arm or leg, and is trying to get back into the swing of things, but continues to favor, or protect that part of their body, because they are … Continue reading The well-lit path.
So, back to the steps. We have dug into steps 1,2 and 3. I have spoken often of step 4, the inventory step or “stuff’s just got real” step. Step 5 is the completion of step 4, which is the reading of the step 4. So, that brings us to Steps 6 and 7. These … Continue reading No Skipping Steps 6 and 7.
I love looking out the window at trees and watching how they change with the seasons, or the weather. I get used to their shape and they become like old friends to me. Sitting in my room today, it is difficult to see the trees past the power poles, transformers and lines that are obscuring … Continue reading Pursuit of Luxury
Driving down the road earlier today, I began thinking about how cars are made. Planes too for that matter, actually anything mechanical. I know that gears and motors that make a conveyance run are manufactured with a set of specifications, or tolerances. Meaning, each piece fits together with certain measurements that cannot be too far … Continue reading Shifting Gears…
Today was rainy and sunny, from moment to moment, prompting me to run out and purchase a new rain shell to wear as my current jacket is a little on the heavy side for most days of 5o's and raining. It's what I have been eyeing for some time, and it serves a practical purpose. … Continue reading Spread the Love 💕💗
It's getting closer to spring, but still the weather forecast is calling for snow. Interesting, but I don't buy it. The little green sprigs amongst the dried twigs in my oregano bush don't either. Went to a splendid meeting tonight, and the teaching was on denial. Denial can be a tough nut to crack. It … Continue reading Cracking Denial
The weather lately has been very changeable. Sunny, rainy, snowy, and back to rainy. So never a dull moment really. Thinking back today about where my love of music came from. I honestly can't remember a time when music didn't occupy a significant amount of space in my life. Every car trip, whether it was … Continue reading Chasing the Gift
It's a day, have decided to detox a little from the bit of "see-food" eating I have been engaging in lately, due to my new-found employment status. Yes, I have a new job, full-time and we are provided for at this time. Unfortunately, my brain says YEEHAW, lets grab every sweet carb we can find...because … Continue reading Sociable anxiety
Cloudy morning, but a little sunny too. Rain on the way is what's called for on the telly, but I won't be getting in a twist about it, not after the glorious week or two we've had of late. Besides, as the old proverb goes, all sun makes a desert. But sitting here, enjoying some … Continue reading Remembrance and gratitude…