Diversity in America

“Non-cooperation with evil is a sacred duty.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi “The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.” ~Unknown “The reason ‘X’ happened is because of white privilege.” “‘Y’ happened to JQ Citizen because they’re a ____(fill in the blank with some negative “ist” word)”. “All white people should be deported.” “Display ‘X’… Continue reading Diversity in America

Hope

“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 the meanings of these… Continue reading Hope

Another Little Nut

Written August 7, 2015(650 words) “The Greatest Oak was once a Little Nut who held its ground.” Buddhist Proverb My Higher Power definitely works in mysterious ways. He doesn’t give me what I want when I want it, but he does give me what I need just exactly and only when I need it. And… Continue reading Another Little Nut

A Little Nut

Witten July 15, 2017 “Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.” ~Rosa Parks Today’s quote is very similar to one I wrote about recently on my social media page. Only this time I’m going to look at it the way Rosa Parks did… Continue reading A Little Nut

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