Recovery is a journey but it is also a family. Last night I felt like a family member was lost. It is hard when someone chooses to play ‘blame games’. I won’t go into detail but would like to remind everyone of one thing. The addiction is a disease but only you can do the work to get better. No mind Games but sometimes tough love comes around.
Wednesday November 29, 2017
How you fight for recovery can determine how things go. People are walking with you and can help you BUT it is ultimately you who have to take the steps. Remember to use tools to keep yourself standing when needed.
Thursday November 30, 2017
Be willing to listen but also be ready to take action. Listening doesn’t do it for you it gives you guidance for what’s next.
Remember there are meetings. You can call into them of use the app to join with video.
Zoom Meeting Schedule
Recovery is a process. In those early days it was such a struggle that the addiction often came close to regaining power. Then It comes to us. Hope comes in many forms but the most visible is a person who has traveled the road we are on. Remember that while someone is your light, you are also a light to someone else.
Monday November 27, 2017
Look in the mirror and see the light you are to someone else. Then look to those who are your encouragement. Don’t forget that you are not alone.
Tuesday November 28, 2017
Recovery is not an overnight fix but rather a lifetime learning journey. Keep learning so that you can keep moving forward.
Here are 2 documents with meeting information on them. Take advantage of them so you can get help.
Zoom Meeting Schedule
It’s the days following Thanksgiving and what can we remember of being thankful? I remember this as being the beginning of my recovery journey and discovering just how many people cared. In the days ahead remember that even the pain is something to be thankful for because without it we would still be in our addiction.
Friday November 24, 2017
Having stuffed ourselves with food yesterday we can remember that it is better to be full than broke. Recovery matters even when the pain is fresh in the mind because it is the path to a better life.
Saturday November 25, 2017
Remember what you lost because of your addiction and be thankful that you can get back the important things such as family, friends and the ability to spend time with those who matter most.
Sunday November 26, 2017
Addiction is like diarrhea as it empties us. Recovery is is like building a building. It takes effort and each action builds on the other to create something better.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here and I remember the joy of the season as a recovering compulsive gambler. There was a time that this holiday was not so happy but today even if things don’t go well it is a joyful time. Remember that the people around you are more important than your addiction. Recovery is being thankful every day for every breath and the opportunity to be with those who matter most.
Wednesday November 22, 2017
Even those people who we have lost because of our addiction are a blessing to us. Remember that with recovery comes opportunity. Take this day as an opportunity to make amends to those who may have been lost because of our addiction. We may yet regain them but it takes time.
Thursday November 23, 2017
Be thankful for recovery because it gives hope for a better tomorrow. Hope, Love and Peace are part of the season we are in now despite any problems we face.
Over the past several months I have been trying different things. After trial and error with Video Meetings I have now finalized the meeting list and times. If you need a meeting then don’t make an excuse if they are offered. Below is an offering from me using Stand Tall Recovery Services as the outreach for them. They are not formal GA Meetings but are available for people to work the therapy portion of meetings. There is no cost fore joining and will be available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 PM Eastern Time.
The PDF below has the basics for those interested.
PDF DOC Zoom Meeting Schedule
As the new week begins so recovery grows within us. Yesterday (Sunday) was my 54th Birthday and on Tuesday It will be my 10th birthday. While that may seem like an odd mathematical calculation it is true. While I was born in 1963, I was also reborn through the recovery process on November 21, 2007. My life has gotten better as I’ve grown in recovery and I hope that for every person in recovery.
Monday November 20, 2017
Recovery is being born. There are growing pains much like when you were a child. Learning to walk in recovery is done with the help of others. Don’t be closed to having someone walk with you.
Tuesday November 21, 2017
One moment at a time adds up. Be willing to be in the present moment with others who are also recovering. Realize that one moment adds up and some day you will have millions of moments one at a time!
Side note: A new schedule will be coming out beginning tonight for video meetings. All will be at 8:00 PM (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday). If you want to zoom in a meeting I’ll be there. If you want to get a message for the meetings email me at: Continuedrecovery1@gmail.com