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I Was Miserable in Sobriety

Wednesday, September 18th When I got sober, I felt like I had to make up for lost time. I found myself working too hard, trying to please others too much. In that I lost myself and ultimately became more miserable. But I didn't get sober to be miserable. Recovery is a balance. And the...

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You Are Loved

Tuesday, September 17th Do you know how much you are loved? I don't know where you came from, I don't know your background, and I don't know what you do for a living. But what I do know is this - At some point in time, someone loved you enough to lend out a hand to help you in a time of...

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Monday, September 16th Today, I live in content. However, I tend to think happiness as fleeting moments. Moments like seeing a loved one I haven't seen in months, getting to hold my nephew for the first time, or having a day off where I have no obligations. But, my definition of happiness...

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The Power of Thought

Friday, September 13th Do you realize that the power of thought has so much more to do with what's in our lives than we give credit for? When we get down in the dumps or have a terrible day, there are times when it's people, places, or situations that can contribute to it - but in reality,...

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You've Been Chosen

Thursday, September 12th 7,713,468,100. That's how many people are in the world. (No, I'm not making this up). While that's a huge number, many of those people are struggling - financially, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. A lot of those people live in poverty. Many have broken hearts....

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Convenience is Cutting Corners

Wednesday September 11 What worthwhile in life ever came from conveniency? Life is full of challenges, hardships, and sometimes hang ups. When we get through one challenge, we're faced with the next. Though, it's through those challenges we find inspiration, hope, strength, and courage....

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Gratitude For The Day

Tuesday, September 10th Each morning I create a gratitude list. In doing this, it allows me to feel more empowered, become more present, and makes my day a little more colorful than it might have been. No matter how big or how minuscule, there are so many things we can be grateful...

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The Advantage In The Disadvantage

Monday, September 9th Have you ever been put down? Picked on or bullied? At one point or another we all can be our own worst enemy and bully ourselves. Though, to the artist who was told by their math teacher they were lazy created negative believe systems within us. And, to the daughter who...

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Creating Calm In Chaos

Friday September 6th I live in South Florida. While year round it's usually beautiful, and the beaches are picturesque, we get hurricanes. Last week we were a mere hair from experiencing Hurricane Dorian. All weekend I was frantically running around with the rest of the city. What I...

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Turning Defects Into Assets

Thursday, September 5th I still have all sorts of defects. Sometimes fear can inhibit me from reaching out on new possibilities. Resentment can rear its ugly head and affect my relationships. The stress of the day can get on my last nerve. But at the end of the day, I turn those defects...

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