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The Notecard

On Sunday I will write a notecard and leave it at a bedside table. I have never met the individuals involved. I am a hospice volunteer. Lately I realize that I have hurt my family deeply. Some of them have … Continue reading

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Patience For Others

Everyday I have to practice being patient.  Being angry is one of my character defects. It gets me nowhere. When total strangers act inappropriately, I feel my blood start to boil. I want to  scream and swear at them. Road … Continue reading

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A Freedom Unlike Any Other

You have to want it more than anything. You cannot want it for your friends or family. You have to want recovery for yourself. Recovery will give you a freedom unlike any other when all seems lost. There is a … Continue reading

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Just Listen To The Voice Of Addiction/Recovery

I went out last night for my last weekend of Spring break. I ran into three people who told me their stories without me even asking them. All of the individuals said key sentences that caught my ear. The first … Continue reading

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Recovery Takes Patience

I have been recovering from an accident for the past 9 months. I have been told that I have at least 9 more months to recover. Thank God for the program. Recovery takes patience and time. I have been to … Continue reading

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Matthew 16:24-26

Matthew 16:24-16 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my followers, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross,and follow me.” If you try to hang on to your old life, … Continue reading

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I Surrender

I had a dream once. I saw myself helping those in need. But I quit my job. My job as a nurse was my plan A. Recently  a lot of bad words were spoken over me. 16 weeks is not … Continue reading

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Choices For The New Year

We are all given choices in life. We can either fail or succeed in the choices we make. Every new year I make a resolution and every year I fail. I just make wrong choices. I struggle with my defects … Continue reading

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Grief And Recovery

My ex father-in-law died this week. Death and dying is always the hardest during the holidays. He actually died two days after his birthday. I have heard that people often wait to die until particular moments have occurred. I had … Continue reading

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Dear Younger Me Not In Recovery

Dear younger me: Don’t be so quick to get into the in crowd. One day you’ll be all by yourself. Don’t  be so quick to cover up your pain. Pain is a good thing. It means you’re still breathing. Don’t … Continue reading

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