February 22, 2017 by Kayce L.
It is not always easy to maintain a new way of life.Step 11; Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
This step is no quick fix. It is Steps 2 and 3 practiced on a daily basis. This Step can be our guide for the rest of our lives and if properly understood and carefully followed, some of the changes in our lives will border on miraculous.
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February 2, 2017 by Kayce L.
Does the word "Shortcoming" mean the same thing as "Defect of Character"?
They're synonyms. It's poor practice to repeat the same word over and over. A better practice is to avoid repeating the same word and phrase over and over.
"Shortcoming" vs. "Defect of Character" Shortcoming defined: A defect or failure in somebody’s character A deficiency; a flaw. Character Defined: The set of qualities that make somebody or something distinctive, especially somebody's qualities of mind and feeling. Somebody’s public reputation.
The combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another. See Synonyms at disposition.
A distinguishing feature or attribute, as of an individual, group, or category. Defect defined: A flaw - a failing, blemish, or flaw, especially one that still allows the affected thing to function, however imperfectly.
A personal flaw - a personal failing, weakness, or shortcoming, especially in character. An imperfection - something that makes a person or thing less than perfect. The lack of something necessary or desirable for completion or perfection; a deficiency: a visual defect. An imperfection that causes inadequacy or failure; a shortcoming.
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January 26, 2017 by Kayce L.
Change is hard. For many people struggling with addiction, the biggest and toughest step toward recovery is deciding to make a change. It’s normal to feel conflicted about giving up your drug of choice, even when you realize it’s causing problems in your life. Change is never easy—and committing to sobriety involves changing everything
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December 26, 2016 by Kayce L.
Recovery awakens us from the nightmare of self-centeredness, strife, and insecurity that lies at the core of our disease. We wake up to a new reality: All that is worth having can be kept only by giving it away.
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December 11, 2016 by Kayce L.
Tis the season and holidays are the hardest times to stay focused on our serenity. Easy does it and keep the gratitude for life, One day at a time.Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year to come.
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November 26, 2016 by Kayce L.
Now that you are learning that it is safe to admit your powerlessness and unmanageability, do you find it easier just to be human? Being humble doesn't mean being weak. It means accepting ourselves- our strengths as well as our weaknesses. Humility helps us be less defensive and be at peace at who we are.
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November 25, 2016 by Kayce L.
We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it
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November 9, 2016 by Kayce L.
No one knows how rewarding life is when you take the journey of sobriety. I grew up in alcoholic/addict single parent home. Only thing I knew was alcoholism and abuse. As I grew up and got a family of my own I knew I wanted different for my family then I had. When my marriage ended I turned to the one thing I knew alcohol and drugs to cover the pain. I made a decision after hitting bottom to take the journey of recovery. I never knew there was a better way. Sobriety has been amazing. My family was reunited and I spend my days and nights meditating and always helping a fellow alcoholic/addict as they start their journey. I have a website that reaches thousands of people fighting the same battle as myself. My past does not define who I am today. I am a mother, a wife, an active person in the community, a friend, also I am a recovering alcoholic/addict with almost 2500 days sober. Extremely grateful and loving my life, family and it's what I love to do is help and talk to anyone needed help starting the journey of a new way of life.
I'd love to hear your journeys
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October 23, 2016 by Kayce L.
When we surrender, we "give up," putting the focus where it belongs: on our higher power. But it isn't giving up in the way we normally define it. The action is more like "giving over." In love. It is offered to us in love, by Love, for love. And we accept it the same way: in love, for love, out of love.Recovery is all about surrendering and acceptance. One day at a time. Recovery cannot begin without surrendering ones will.
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October 5, 2016 by Kayce L.
Practice tolerance within ourselves, our feelings, our reactions, life's ups and downs, mostly our resistance to change. Practicing healthy, loving tolerance of ourselves helps us learn tolerance for others.
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