Category Archives: Gratitude

The Experiment In Humanity

I cannot give much details here. I know I am onto a great idea. When the task is done I always ask for permission to publish. I always get a yes. No one has ever said no. I started the … Continue reading

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Being Sensitive To The Needs Of Others

Last Sunday I was really offended in church. I went up for prayers for healing. I was the first in this one particular line. The woman said “Hurry up! There are people in line behind you.” If I bit my … Continue reading

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The Moment

When did you realize that enough was enough? What was the defining moment? ¬†Your rock bottom was the moment that you knew something had to change. I can compare my rock bottom to jumping off a cliff without a safety … Continue reading

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A Sense Of Belonging

After the addiction, there comes a sense of wanting to be normal again. You will never be normal again. Recovery does that to you. Your life will change little by little. The sense of belonging turns into a longing for … Continue reading

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The Encourager

The encourager as a happiness style is not my style. I found myself in what used to be an uncomfortable place…..A funeral home. Yesterday the words and actions of a grieving widow will stay with me for the rest of … Continue reading

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Launching Happiness Into Our Lives

Living a life of happiness may be hard for those in recovery. For the past month I have been exploring the concept of happiness in my life. There have been ups and downs in my life. I have been mainly … Continue reading

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Finding Our Voices

I cannot help but find my voice once again. I need to speak up when I am hurt by the actions of others. I need to be given the opportunity to express my hurts and hang ups to those closest … Continue reading

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