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  1. Playing the Blame Game 

    September 25, 2017 by Kayce L.

    It is easy to blame our problems on others. We probably are feeling hurt and frustrated.We need to acknowledge our own feelings. We feel the anger, then we let go of the feelings and find peace within ourselves. We call it acceptance.
    We decide that although we'd like our situation to be different, maybe our life is happening this way for a reason. Maybe there is higher purpose and plan in play, one that's better than we could have orchestrated. We call this faith.
    Then we decide what we need to do, what is within our power to do to take care of ourselves. That's called recovery.
    It's easy to point our finger at another, but it's more rewarding to gently point it at ourselves.

  2. Emotional Balance 

    September 4, 2017 by Kayce L.

    Emotional balance comes with practice in prayer and meditation. We get quiet and share our thoughts and hopes and concerns with the God of our understanding. Then we listen for guidance, awaiting the power to act on that direction.

  3. Fear 

    August 20, 2017 by Kayce L.

    We may fear that being in touch with our feelings will trigger an overwhelming chain reaction of pain and panic. We don’t have to fear our feelings. Embrace recovery and surrender to a Higher Power. One day at a time.

  4. First Things First

    July 30, 2017 by Kayce L.

    "First Things First" for me this means keeping my sobriety first. I have to always remember that I cannot drink. Through all of my life's ups and downs, my relationships, my fears and my anger. I have to keep one eye on my sobriety at all times. That has to be my most important thing because without it nothing else will change.

  5. Believing 

    July 30, 2017 by Kayce L.

    We needed to ask ourselves but one short question. -"Do I now believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself?" As soon as a man can say that he does believe, or is willing to believe, we emphatically assure him that he is on his way.
    BB pg 47

  6. 12 Steps and True Freedom 

    June 11, 2017 by Kayce L.

    Our first true freedom is the freedom not to have to take a drink today. If we truly want it, we will work the 12 steps and the happiness of this freedom will come to us through the steps. Sometimes quickly-sometimes slowly. Other freedoms will follow and inventorying them is a new happiness. We have a new freedom to be the best we can be.

  7. Serenity Prayer

    May 2, 2017 by Kayce L.

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
    (Although known most widely in its abbreviated form above, the entire prayer reads as follows...)
    Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next.

  8. Faith

    April 18, 2017 by Kayce L.

    Without faith there is no courage. Recovery gives us faith and then we develop the courage to change.One day at a time.

  9. Showing Tolerance towards Others

    April 18, 2017 by Kayce L.

    Arrogance can be defined as an offensive display of superiority on self-importance. Most of those individuals who have this negative attribute to them will deny it. A person who is arrogant is less likely to admit they need help, instead, they are focused on looking down on everyone else around them.
    Showing tolerance towards someone's arrogance nurtures and develops spiritual growth within our own recovery.

  10. Making the Decision 

    April 12, 2017 by Kayce L.

    Step 3Made a decision to turn our will and our lives our to the care of God as we understood Him.
    If we decide, or make up our own mind, to turn our will and our life over to the care of God as we understand God, that decision ALONE will not turn it over. We will have to take the actions necessary to turn it over. The first three Steps are designed to bring us to the point where we become WILLING to turn our will and our lives over to the care of a Higher Power.

    Then and only then are we spiritually ready to move on to Step 4.