I have found that while these feelings are uncomfortable, accepting those unfavorable feelings gives me clarity. But I always try to skip steps. … More Skip the Pain
A conversation with a friend: Me: You’re a man, maybe you can tell me what’s wrong with me and why I can’t draw in anyone special. My friend: There’s not a damn thing wrong with you. All you got to do is be yourself. I’ve known for quite some time what the theme for this … More Who Are You??
“Remember, the two-legged and the four-legged are made by the same creator. We are relatives.” -Cloud Dancing (from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) “No creature is undeserving of love. God reminds us of that.” –Today’s Gift from Hazelden It had been a long week. For various reasons, I was feeling especially lonely and disconnected. That’s kind … More Cat and Mouse
“Very often, healing is achieved through the act of expressing pain.” -Rokelle Lerner Last weekend my best friend dragged me to a wedding. I say that she dragged me because when she first told me that she was coming into town, she wanted to know if I was available to go out for some free … More A Painful Wedding
Dorothy: I just have to take it one day at a time. Rose: Of course you do! If you take them two at a time, you’d be constantly changing your underwear. (Quote from an episode of The Golden Girls where Dorothy seeks treatment for a gambling problem) I would like to consider myself a faithful 12 stepper, but … More Uncertainty
“The child within me still cringes at the possibility of emotional abandonment. A word, a tone of voice or gesture-or lack of it-can drive me to act in ways that I think will prevent a friend or lover from leaving me.” -Rokelle Lerner One of the first topics I explored when I started consistently posting … More Back to Abandonment
This is an absolutely beautiful poem written by a fellow blogger, Wendy Strohm, inspired by the 12 steps. Enjoy! 🙂 Sobriety.
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ― Mahatma Gandhi This is Holy Week. For many Christians, it is a time of reflection and solemness about the amazing sacrifice that Jesus paid for our sins. I will make it personal, since I know all of … More Jesus Loves Me…Oh Yes He Does
Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. -Miguel Angel Ruiz I am just recovering from a bad cold and sinus infection. … More I Have Been Sick…and That Sucks
Today I choose to forgive all those who have hurt me, not for their sake but for mine. -Rokelle Lerner I have been reflective about the concept of Forgiveness… Shortly after my father passed away, toward the end of 2003, I dated a guy that was verbally abusive. I dated this guy for about 6 … More A Gentle Push Toward Forgiveness