Making a Gratitude List and Checking it Twice

Last week I went to buy a bouquet of bright orange, red, and yellow mums. The store, however, was out of mums but the garden center tables exploded with Christmas cactus and red poinsettia. Obviously, the rush to Christmas overtook Thanksgiving. If this is the new...

12-Steps For Every Need

Have you been to a 12-Step meeting lately? There are many to choose from patterned after the original AA Alcoholics Anonymous. The list is worth a look!   AA – Alcoholics Anonymous ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholics Al-Anon/Alateen, for friends and families...

Steps to Making a Difference Day

October 28 is National Make a Difference Day, and this organization’s Mission Statement is, “One day each year, we want to inspire the nation to make a difference. Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. No...

Step into Serenity of Silence

As an enabler in recovery, one of the skills I work on One Day at a Time is the art of listening. I know it’s only fair I give someone else a chance to speak, but it is not as easy as it sounds. For some reason, either nature or nurture has me forming a rebuttal...