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Old 03-21-2013, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
You are reading from the book Touchstones
If I Had My Life to Live Over ... I'd relax.... I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.... I'd start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.
—Nadine Stair

"Letting go" is a theme with many variations. When we live with gusto and are released to experience the full excitement of life, we are letting go. When we turn our lives and wills over to the care of our Higher Power, we are freed of many cares. If we orient our lives with a compass that always points to fear and insecurity, or to power and success, we are giving ourselves over to those forces. But we can orient our lives to our Higher Power's care and support. That makes it possible to drop our guard, allow for some mistakes, and delight in the pleasures of creation.

Today let me forget my worries and enjoy the fullness of life.
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Today's read is wild for me..

When I was doing it, I was like wow I am just the complete opposite of the quote..

If I redid life I would take things more seriously, for thats what my entire life was nothing but the big party.. I took nothing serious. Specially my health or welfare..

With that though, I did have so many great experiences and did and saw things that I never would have been able to if I was not that person..

So it is what it is.. And I am happy with my past as well as extremely happy with today.
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I love what you wrote HD3 because one of the promises in the Big Book that i love is, I will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. I think when one accepts their past and present then one knows peace, if only for a moment or so.
I used to wish I could have a do-over, but every single experience got me to where I am today. Oh sure there are days when I am totally ungrateful and wish I was living in a mansion, or lived like some of these silly reality shows, but for the most part I am finally okay with being me.
Early in my addiction I was homeless and I slept in the subway stations. In the mornings I would sometimes wake up and see all the women nicely dressed, hair looking so pretty and they were on their way to work. When I was alone at times I would cry over that and wish I could trade lives with them.
Most days I am just fine being Judy M.
Have a great day and as always thanks for your service.

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I just love Judy M.. also.. and thank you for sharing that bit of you...

And I am an alcoholic named Dylan L..
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I love what you wrote HD3 because one of the promises in the Big Book that i love is, I will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. I think when one accepts their past and present then one knows peace, if only for a moment or so.
I used to wish I could have a do-over, but every single experience got me to where I am today. Oh sure there are days when I am totally ungrateful and wish I was living in a mansion, or lived like some of these silly reality shows, but for the most part I am finally okay with being me.
Early in my addiction I was homeless and I slept in the subway stations. In the mornings I would sometimes wake up and see all the women nicely dressed, hair looking so pretty and they were on their way to work. When I was alone at times I would cry over that and wish I could trade lives with them.
Most days I am just fine being Judy M.
Have a great day and as always thanks for your service.
Thank you for sharing that, Judy, or Newby. Really awesome stuff and made me think about being more grateful in my life.
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