Everyone talks about applying the steps and spiritual principles in our lives and in our programs. I mean the twelfth step even says, “practice these principles in all our affairs”. But where do I find these principles? In our Al-anon group discussion tonight, yes folks, double winner right here, it was a point of conversation… Continue reading Spiritual Principles
Things have settled down a lot for me 🙂 #TYG. The move is over, job has started. All is well. For the first time in a long time, I am enjoying what people call free time. And it is quite nice. However that is not always my first initial reaction. My disease lives in my… Continue reading God Separators
Imagine a small amount of favorite condiment spread all over a slice of bread. That’s me. Yes folks, I’m spread a little thin right now. The craziness at work just continues to continue with no end in sight. Each day it seems we will make progress on our project… just to find a new problem… Continue reading S….P….R…E…A…D
I have heard it said that “meeting makers make meetings” (and nothing else). You know who I’m talking about? Ok, maybe you don’t. One form of a “meeting maker” is someone who just attends a ton of meetings. They maybe aren’t in the literature or really working the steps as extra-curricular activities, but they are in EVERY… Continue reading Meeting Makers
Five years ago tomorrow will be the day I adopted my pupper. I adopted him in one of the darker times of my life, about 4.5 years into my sobriety. I’ve heard that Dog is God spelled backwards. This could not be more true in my life. I had made it through a pretty dark… Continue reading Dogs
In chatting with a friend today, I was reminded that all I am promised in my efforts to work the steps and the program is progress. I get all mixed up in trying to get to reach my goal and come to my destintation, literally and figuratively. I become sucked into the vortex of driving… Continue reading Progress not Perfection
So let’s talk about sleep. When I was drinking I just mostly napped on and off all night and day and also suffered from restless leg syndrome. When I quit drinking, the restless legs went away immediately; however it took many years of work and trial and error to consistently have a good nights sleep.… Continue reading Let’s talk about sleep, baby.