Turning a setback into a comeback - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information > Friends and Family > Friends and Family of Alcoholics
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read Chat Room




Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2010, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 534

Turning a setback into a comeback


I wanted to share these two recent posts from Christine Kane's blog. I read her blog quite often and find so much of what she says to be inspiring. The two part blog posting is about how to turn a setback into a comeback.

My favorite part was toward the end:

Quote:
I have one of the worst break-up stories ever. I traveled all the way to South Africa to be with my boyfriend – only to get dumped in the Johannesburg airport. (And mind you – everyone in my life heard about it, knew about it, and talked about it! It was really embarrassing.)

My translation of it, however, has nothing to do with me being a victim.

About six months before it happened, I started intending a different life. I started writing letters to God in my journal about how I didn’t know how to make any of these desired changes.

Well, here’s how I see it:

A big band of angels heard my intentions, and then visited my boyfriend in South Africa. They found a beautiful blonde Afrikaner woman and placed her in front of him. They said, “Dude. Go for it.”

And then they turned back to me and said, “Here’s your chance. Make the most of it, pal.”

Looking back, it was the most amazing thing that could’ve happened. It was hard and awful. But I was ultimately able to make the most of it by translating it differently.
The blog posts are here:

Part One.
Part Two.

I hope someone gets something out of it!
wanting is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to wanting For This Useful Post:
Hammerhead (03-14-2010), IamSaved (03-13-2010), Kittyboo (03-12-2010), Lotus2009 (03-14-2010), Still Waters (03-14-2010)
Old 03-13-2010, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
I Love Who I Am
 
transformyself's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,209
Blog Entries: 2
Love it! Thank you!
__________________
Love is calling

"...if he's going to burn the house down, would you rather be in it with him, or safe somewhere else? I doubt you were put down here on this earth to follow a grown man with a dustpan, a fire extinguisher, and a pack of Huggies."---GiveLove
transformyself is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2010, 08:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
ItsmeAlice's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,888
Hey wanting, great post. I have not read the blog but that quote was great.

I like that point of view.


Alice
__________________
Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.

Alice in Wonderland
ItsmeAlice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 06:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Summerpeach's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,292
I just went stoned cold!

When I was in bad shape with my ex of many years ago, I also would pray on how I was so desperate for it to end and prayed for the spirit to find me an out.
Well my ex left me for another woman, but I didn't know he was cheating on me for months prior.
Then when SHE confronted me and told me of the affiar, she told me "When you're drowning, God will give you a boat, you take it or drown"
I thought that was odd coming from her, so I said out loud "You're my boat, he was making me drown, he's all yours" and I realize my prayer was answered.

And I never saw him again. After 15 yrs, my prayer, as painful as they were, were answered. !

In my situation now, I pray for the same "intervention" but I also pray not to have it done with someone else, because it was just way too painful

This time I am hoping for death or dismemberment.....hahha Kidding, I am hoping for something more devine, really!
Summerpeach is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Summerpeach For This Useful Post:
freefalling (03-14-2010), transformyself (03-14-2010), wicked (03-14-2010)
Old 03-14-2010, 09:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Hammerhead's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 545
Wanting... thank you for posting!

I found this particularly helpful:

Quote:
2 – You’re not going to get back to your “Old Self.”

Sometimes during set backs, we just want things to be the way they used to be. We want our Old Self back.

But think about this. Your “Old Self” was the self that was living so unconsciously that this situation was created in order to wake her up!

You don’t want “Old Self.” You want EXACTLY who you are now. Warts, bruises, disillusionment, and all. These things transmute into wisdom. A New Self. A Wiser Self.

She is there, waiting for this stuff to fall away so she can rise up.
__________________
*
"The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend".

*
It never pays to have a 'checkerboard mentality' when your opponent is playing Go."

*
Hammerhead is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Hammerhead For This Useful Post:
coffeedrinker (03-14-2010)
Old 03-14-2010, 10:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 534
I loved that part too Hammerhead! I absolutely believe that all this horrible stuff has happened for my greater good and for the purpose of allowing me to heal my whole life and move forward into the life I want to live.
wanting is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to wanting For This Useful Post:
wicked (03-14-2010)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:47 PM.


© 2017 Sober Recovery. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of Sober Recovery's "Terms of Use", "Privacy Policy", "Cookie Policy", and "Health Disclaimer". The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.

Design By: SoberRecovery.com