Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Smiles

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”  Mother Theresa   Over the span of my adult life, I have observed that the majority of our communications are non-verbal. We nod, shrug, lift our eyes, raise our hands, gesture with a movement of …

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Evidence

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.  David Hume The word evidence for many addicts evokes memories we wish we did not have. It reminds us of the price we paid for our various addictions. Whether the evidence was legal, financial, academic, professional, work related, weight, sexual or any other, did not matter. …

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Progress Not Perfection

God (whatever that means) loves my progress. Only I think it is to slow. Rabbi Mitch My entire life I viewed progress as a synonym for failure. Consequently, relapse was a constant in my life whether it was alcohol, drugs, sex, food, shopping, pornography and any other addictive behaviors I had. I could not grasp …

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Daily Choices

“There may be a thousand little choices in a day. All of them count.” Dr. Shad Helmstetter   For those of you that are sports fans, the name Jim Valvano will evoke a warm feeling. Jimmy “V” as he was known was a highly successful college basketball coach and amazing motivational person. He was stricken …

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Seeming to Be

“Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life — not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving — not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness — not by our seeming greatness.” William Arthur Ward  It is remarkable how many people are caught in the …

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