Attitude of Gratitude

It's just not for Thanksgiving Day. Wrapping up Thanksgiving weekend, but keeping Gratitude on display all year 'round.   “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you...

Step 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps —

--- makes me feel Grateful! How about you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ox75f3HWBA   Enter with the password: “Thank you!” Make yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank him … (Psalm100:4 MSG).  ...

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...

Veterans, Homelessness, and Chronic Substance Use Disorder

Each year the National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) is held the week before Thanksgiving.  This year the homeless awareness week begins on Veterans Day, November 11, and runs through November 19. This is a stark reminder of the many, too many, brave men...

Attitude of Gratitude

It's just not for Thanksgiving Day. Wrapping up Thanksgiving weekend, but keeping Gratitude on display all year 'round.   “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you...

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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...

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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...

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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 matter who you...

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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...

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Substance Abuse is a Family Disease

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and this month youth.gov is concentrating on the young Americans who are abusing drugs and alcohol. However, it is important to remember when any member of a family has an addiction, every family member is sucked...

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Teenage Substance Abuse – A Runaway Reality

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and this month youth.gov is concentrating on the young Americans who are abusing drugs and alcohol. Well, if that's the case, I have a confession to make. I used to be one of those know-it-all teenagers who sat at...

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Stop the Rescuing Already!

As National Recovery Month comes to an end, there is one thing we must keep in mind. For every addict, there is a co-addict—an enabler who, in order to get well, must consider the truth of Step One. That his or her life has also become unmanageable.   Until we face...

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