Category Archives: Journaling

Nothing In Life Comes Easy

The following entry was written in 2008 in a notebook I just found…… Nothing in life comes easy. There has to be some pain in life so that you may have compassion for others just like you. This is just … Continue reading

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This Is The Last Time

I told two strangers that this was the last time I was going to tell my story.  I had no idea that these individuals were related. My story goes back six years. Slowly my life gets better but yet the … Continue reading

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Creative Journaling

I recently stumbled on the idea of journaling in bibles. There are special bibles that have blank large side margins. I would really like to buy one but the bible would not be like my Life Recovery Bible or my … Continue reading

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What’s Your Recovery Vision?

What does your recovery vision look like? If you have been keeping a recovery journal, your words are the keys to your recovery vision. You may have heard the words vision board or treasure mapping. On a piece of a … Continue reading

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All I Have

All I have is you oh Lord. You alone know my sufferings. You alone are faithful to me callings. I have nothing to fear when you are near me. I desire to be closer to you. I desire to be … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Jar?

We have all heard the saying….Is your glass half empty or half full. Are you living half heartedly or fully embracing your recovery? I have to tell myself…….Tonight no matter how cold it is outside….I have to go to my … Continue reading

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The Gift Of Written Prayer

Journaling personal prayers brings me closer to where I want to be……Closer to God or my higher power. I have so many journals with so many blank pages. Looking back on my past journals I can see where I have … Continue reading

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Developing An Attitude Of Gratitude Over The Next Year

I honestly thought my year was going to start out great until I received a big emotional blow recently. I realized that I had to make rational decisions. I picked up the phone to call my support systems. What happened … Continue reading

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Out With The Old In With The New

Today is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the New Year. Let go of this year’s negative experiences and hold on to the positive ones. Challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone. … Continue reading

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Letter Writing For Recovery

When was the last time you sat down to write a letter or write in your recovery journal? I find myself making excuses. But now I have run out of excuses. Time seems to slip away from me. I find … Continue reading

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