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|10-11-2012, 11:47 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in Canada
My faith in humanity has been restored.
I'm not going to get into a lot of detail. Its a long story and there is no need to bore anyone with it.
I've seen a lot of anger, jelousy, greed and hate lately. I was doubting that there are good people and up until today didn't even want to live anymore. Then I got a message and offer from someone I haven't seen in almost a year. I can't take them up on it, but the fact that there is someone out there that cares means so much. I've been crying happy tears most of the day.
Today was a bad day for me. I don't believe in god but that message came at the right time and restored my will to live. Makes me wonder for sure if it was coincidence or something else.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
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|10-11-2012, 12:23 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
My recovery experience has showed me that there are no coincidences.
|10-11-2012, 12:24 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Nice post Chiyo. I'm not a holy roller,but had a similar experience when hit my low. Several friends and colleagues reached out to me and shared some of the kindest things I've ever heard about myself, and they meant it. It was very emotional time for me. as time passes i remember every single word and how it made me feel. I will pay that forward someday.
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|10-11-2012, 12:24 PM||#6 (permalink)|
A Day at a Time
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Grand Rapids MI
I am happy your faith was renewed
I am an eternal optimist and even though the world can really suck and there are bad people out there. I have found far more good than bad because I look for the good and ignore the bad. I always have and likely always will. Some people call me naive but I can live with that label.
It just seems to make me a happier person
I've dealt with my ghosts and faced all my demons
Finally content with a past I regret
I've found you find strength in your moments of weakness
For once I'm at peace with myself
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|10-11-2012, 12:46 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
The notion there is an underlying matrix of meaning to the world has been enormously helpful to me in this journey.
"The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has obtained liberation from the self" (Albert Einstein)
|10-11-2012, 01:46 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Thank you for sharing that powerful message with me today. You may have reminded a thousand people that you matter with this because right now your uplifting post matters to me. It is amazing how you lost nothing by passing along your share.
"Here's to the few who forgive what you do, and the fewer who don't even care" — Leonard Cohen
Fairy tales are more than true — not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten. -- G. K. Chesterton
|10-11-2012, 02:58 PM||#9 (permalink)|
in my 24th year of sobriety
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada. About as far south as you can get
There's lots of great folks out there. I just didn't seem to see them or I didn't hang around the same places they hung around.
I had lost faith in God too but that faith is returning... God didn't lose faith in me I guess.
All the best.
Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"
The Lord replied,
"The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you."
Copyright © 1984 Mary Stevenson, from original 1936 text, All rights reserved
.If you want to drink, that's your business .....
.If you want to quit, that's A.A.'s business.
. --- driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity.
. L.D. 1989
|10-11-2012, 03:01 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: the shire
Hi Chiyo, Everything happens for a reason...and no matter how cheesy it may sound...but GOD LOVES YOU! (((((hugs))))). take care!!!
Life is a temporary assignment, make it work.
If I have to choose, between you and me, its me baby! - Gus Hansen
|10-11-2012, 03:01 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Learning to live again
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
I'm glad you had that uplifting experience, Chiyo. I hope you'll hold on to these positive feelings and continue to feel better about your life.
You are so much more than the worst thing you've
ever done. - Fr. Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries
Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Emerson
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