Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Kindler, Gentler Way

One of the greatest lessons I am learning is that I don’t have to be the ‘bull in a china shop’ to protect what I believe is mine.  If I remember that all comes from God, and all belongs to … Continue reading

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Being Grateful

Gratitude is an interesting thing.  It’s easy for me to be grateful for all the ‘good’ things in life, at least that which I label as good: my family, my friends, work, my house, food in my belly, the Detroit … Continue reading

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Got a Package?

I have had numerous opportunities as of late to practice and see the benefits of letting go and letting God lead my path.  It’s not just about being open to new possibilities for me; it’s about not trying to force … Continue reading

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Letting Go

The voice of my ancestors sometimes swirl in the back of my head: don’t go swimming for 30 minutes after eating, you’ll get cramps; pull yourself up by your bootstraps and work for it; anything worthwhile has to be earned; … Continue reading

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Easy Does It

I used to thrive on chaos.  If it wasn’t prevalent in my life, I would create it.  I thought with sobriety that those days had ended, but truth be told, it’s still there.   I would like to think that peace … Continue reading

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Half Measure…Part II

You would think after 7 years I would have this sobriety thing down pat.  Oh, how silly that line of thinking is.  Like anything in life, sobriety is about practice.  You don’t ever pass the finish line and say well … Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Sugar

Recently I have begun work on relationships in my life: romantic, work, friendships and the like.  I knew going into the process that it would be tough to look at, but that it would be rewarding in the end.  Today … Continue reading

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