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Merry Christmas to you and yours




Hi Everyone

All is good here! Surely miss you all. I have been very busy with program (sponsees etc. etc.)and volunteering with the phones (monitoring). Book study is completed as of today then I start one here at home myself in January. When I got busy, I got better!!! HeHe!! I have yet to give an update on my fear, it will be done sometime in the near future as promised. 

Many blessings to each and everyone. May your Holiday be filled with lots of Love, Fun and Laughter! ((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))) Donna 



"Life is full of friends I have yet to meet" My Quote

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Hey!! Its Donna!! Good to hear from you. Thought you might have picked up and went south for the winter.

Dw? How did Friday go? Everything on the up and up?

Good Morning to Ellen, Chris, Amanda, Wall, Nic, John, Mary, Catherine, Busbe, Gammy, Lady, MM, Kendal, Roygbiv, Mike, Elizabeth, Tex, Will, --sorry if I missed anyone on that list. :) Brain dead from being alcohol fed.

Ooooo yaaaa Hello God!! You Awake? Its almost time for Xmas cake.

Rock and Roll Guys!! Tried that a few days ago. Not a pretty picture.:) Creak!!

'Thought for the day. "Dont give up, Dont give in. All we gotta do is just surrender to win."


I came to see the damage that was done and the treasures that prevail.
--Adrienne Rich

It takes great courage to face ourselves--to look honestly and fearlessly at our behavior, especially if we have done and said things we are not proud of. We may have caused a lot of sadness in our own and others' lives. It's not easy to look at.

But let's remember, too, that what we do and say is not all of who we are. And let's also look at the treasures in ourselves--those things we have said and done that have brought great comfort, joy, and love into the lives of others.

Beneath the negative parts of ourselves, deep within us, is a kernel of good. Let's look for that as well, and water it so it can grow--so we can grow into the persons we are meant to be.

What is the best part of me, and how can I share it today?

Love with the heart. Give from the heart. You might scare a few away, but with God running the show, youll never fall apart.

Strive for balanced expectations of others. Strive for healthy tolerance.

In the past, we may have tolerated too much or too little. We may have expected too much or too little.

We may swing from tolerating abuse, mistreatment, and deception to refusing to tolerate normal, human, imperfect behaviors from people. Although it's preferable not to remain in either extreme too long, that is how people change - real people who struggle imperfectly toward better lives, improved relationships, and more effective relationship behaviors.

But if we are open to ourselves and to the recovery process, we will, at some time, begin another transition: it becomes time to move away from extremes, toward balance.

We can trust ourselves and the recovery process to bring us to a balanced place of tolerance, giving, understanding, and expectations - of others and ourselves.

We can each find our own path to balance as we begin and continue recovery.

Today, I will practice acceptance with others and myself for the way we change. If I have had to swing to the other extreme of a behavior, I will accept that as appropriate, for a time. But I will make my goal one of balanced tolerance and expectations of others and myself.


Onward! Into Today!! in slow God mode.:) one shovel full of snow--2 shovels full of snow--90 days till Spring!! Patience-patience-patience.

Easy Does it..Keep It Simple..Let Go and Let God..
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