Living means sharing one another’s space, dreams, sorrow; contributing our ears to hear, our eyes to see, our arms to hold, or hearts to love. When we close ourselves off from one another, we have destroyed the vital contribution we each need to make and to receive in order to nurture life. We all have talents and purpose in this life. May I recognize my opportunities to contribute to my life’s flow.
My self-respect is not only essential to me, it is important to the World.
When we stop and truly possess all we have been, and done, we are on the path to becoming who we are.
"You need to claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality"
- Florida Scott Maxwell
"stinkin'thinkin'" of the addict is to want a quick fix. There is none. Even wanting the quick fix is part of the disease.
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has managed, HE or SHE will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” –Henry David Thoreau
“Make yourself a blessing to someone. Your kind smile or part on the back just might pull someone back from the edge.”—Carmelia Elliot
Faith requires patience. All seeds have a gestation period. Getting uptight doesn’t make it go any faster. What you focus on you create more of, so focusing on impatience =lack=pushing it away. Choose what to focus on to strengthen your faith and patience, and you will be victorious.
Lord, unwrinkle my tired soul unsnarl my garbled thoughts and words, unwind my gnarled nerves and let me relax in thee.
– – – Marian Wright
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Recovery doesn’t have to be a straight line. As long as I am on the road, I must be going somewhere.
When I slow down long enough to smell the roses, I usually see the beauty and so else that is ours to share