Faith, Commitment and Honor

Written October 2, 2016 (edited 2017) I thought about the Spiritual Principles of Faith, Commitment, and Honor today. My reasoning for this topic is that after seeing enough people lacking these Principles I needed to remind myself of people who still value Faith, Commitment and Honor. But first, one of my favorite ways to open… Continue reading Faith, Commitment and Honor

Don’t Give Up

I thought I’d share a poem by Edgar A. Guest that was posted on social media a while back. It’s very fitting for those of us who feel like giving up. Don’t Quit “When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low… Continue reading Don’t Give Up

The Ends Are Always The Same…Part 2

Written May 30, 2017 Part 2 As an addict who was early in recovery, I wanted to learn all that I could about addiction. I talked to other addicts, scoured the internet, read literature and watched tv programs. I found that talking with other addicts in depth about how their disease affected them taught me… Continue reading The Ends Are Always The Same…Part 2


Written May 16, 2017 The following is a social media post that went viral at one time. It’s a lesson that bears repeating and continued sharing… A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and… Continue reading Bullies

Anniversaries of Bad Events

Written May 13, 2016 (edited 2017) Today I thought I’d write about anniversaries of bad or tragic events. We’ve all had them at least once in our life. Matter of fact, I am fast approaching the anniversary of just one of my many bad events. It was the first of my(so far) 3 life changing… Continue reading Anniversaries of Bad Events

Focus on the Light

Written May 3, 2017 “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light” ~Buddha Imagine this scenario for just a moment. Your widowed mother who’d suffered an aneurysm and stroke years ago and was living by herself suddenly falls ill. She cannot speak very well nor can she really understand… Continue reading Focus on the Light


Written January 18, 2017 “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” ~Anne Lamott. Some time ago while I was working on rebuilding myself, I was given a list of vocabulary words related to rebuilding myself. I knew… Continue reading Hope