Category Archives: Gratitude

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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Deeply Impacted

How has your recovery impacted your life? My recovery has lead me to have a deep desire to help others in my daily walk through life. Recently I was asked to evaluate a program. I honestly thought that this program … Continue reading

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A Sudden Shift In Humanity

It has been on my mind lately……When did society change? What happened to common courtesy and being nice to one another? Last week I gave a donation to a woman going on a missions trip overseas. She hugged me and … Continue reading

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