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Old 11-22-2006, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Clean House Time Again Part 2


The Clean House thread has gotten too long for our system, so we are opening Clean House Part 2.

You can find Part 1 here:

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ime-again.html
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Happy Thanksgiving to you all and know I am thinking and praying for you all.....................If you need some special time with people in Recovery there are lots of meetings going on.....................Check in your area and see what is going on................There are numbers to contact during the Holidays and I think that is neat.........I pray there is someone around if you need to talk.......

SR is always here on line and I am always checking in here at Clean House............................Keep coming back .......
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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One thing about Recovery......there is always someone that is here to talk to no matter what................If Depressed or just down do to some special reason........We are always here.....................I care and I have an ear to listen.......................

Take some time for yourself if family gatherings get a little rough..........go for a short walk and get the fresh air you need to re-group your thoughts...........Don't forget about your program and why you are in Recovery............God is watching you close and wants to stay close to you.............Hugs are here any time you have the need for one............

Happy Holidays to you all ..........Keep coming back......
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL YOU LOVELY PEOPLE OUT THERE.......................THIS IS A GREAT DAY TO BE THANKFUL FOR BEING IN RECOVERY............HUGS TO YOU ALL TODAY.....................

Keep the Clean house strong each day and know that you are doing the best you can to stick to your program...........Keep the faith and Keep coming back.........................We are all in this Recovery program together and are each others support in more ways than you can think.......................Thank you SR for giving up a chance to come together on line........................LIttle Penguin
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Thank you 51anna for setting this sight up for part 2.......you are so sweet...............

Everyone doing ok today? there is a time to feel fine and a time to feel down ....................the holidays will get some of us down and I find that going on a walk to get some air helps...................Then finding a place to sit and write and work on the 12 steps is good............Talk to a friend in the program if you need to .......Keeping in touch is good....

Keep the faith and keep coming back............You can make it through this time of the year....................Come up with some ideas for the new year and set your goals early........

I am working on my New Year goals now and it isn't easy......But one of the things on the top of my list is to do more in Recovery and keep my steps moving forward..........also want to reach out and help someone else in Recovery that may be having a tough time............If you do this....Remember you can't fix the other person......you can only help them with minor stuff........................

One step at a time.............That is all you need to do......Keep your program going and stay connected with others in the program......You can do it .......................If you have lost contact with those in Recovery and need a boost.....I am giving you a little push.....NO ONE IS GOING TO JUDGE YOU......Just get back into the meetings and know you will get lots of Hugs that you really need............You will be welcomed back...................Try it .....it is what you need if you feel depressed..........Keep coming back.........

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A bit cold now that winter is here..........Don't be tempted to get away from your Recovery......The Holidays can cause our mind wander the wrong direction...........

You can still have fun during the Holidays by helping someone else in Recovery..........If you need a friend this season there are lots of meetings around the clock in your area......Just look for a schedule and plug yourself into one that is for you............................Call a friend and check in with your sponsor.....................You can make it..........

I try not to stay alone during this time of year.........An idle person tends to get in trouble.......................Be good to yourself and connect with others in recovery.........

Hugs and plenty of them are at meetings............Need a drink? Find Hot cider, tea,coffee, Hot chocolate ....these will warm you up lots while you sit and talk to a recovery friend .............

Keep coming back and know that I am here for you all ................We are not in recvovery alone......See someone alone and needing someone to talk to......make it your chance to warm them up.....invite them to sit with you during a meeting...........show them the ropes and cheer them up..................The Holidays can be rough if we are alone......................No fun feeling alone......
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Each day is a job to keep your feet on the ground.......Recovery isn't an easy thing when parties are in the air for this time of the year.............I notice sometimes that the ladies and gents tend to party either together or in groups among just ladies or gents....................Be careful not to get caught up in all this mess.......................

Recovery is an important part of our lives as we keep coming back and Hit all the meetings we can to stay in the now......

Have the feeling of fitting in while others drink....? Find a spot where others are not drinking the hard stuff ....but rather coffee, egg nog without the added stuff to it, tea or something else ....................stay sober this Holiday season and be with friends that know you and what you do outside in Recovery meetings.....................

Having friends in Recovery is good as they keep us in the now for just today.........tomarrow will come one moment at a time.............................be good to yourself and look at Christmas in a much different way this year.........There is more to the Holidays than just drinking.......or waisting yourself away......................

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Thank you, Little Penguin! You rock.
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Glad to see you here Tam Tam........Keep coming back.....

Today is a good day and sorry for not being here for a couple days.....................I am back and we have lots to clean up........The spiders are taking over the corners and that isn't good...............

So lets get the work done........Find that quiet place away from the rest of your family if they are around......Now get some paper and pencil to write down all you need to in working the steps of your program...................

This is tough work and worth the effort.........Take your time and don't get stuck in a corner if the work looks too hard....................All you need to do is pray and ask God to direct your thoughts.................Be patient with yourself today .........things will work out..........

Keep coming back and know you are not alone with all this work.........................Little Penguin
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Thanks for the timely words of wisdom!
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Good morning everyone and Tam Tam.........Nice day to get off on a good start and put one foot in front of the other.......Keep walking forward and you are sure to keep coming back to Recovery where you really belong.......Life is good with Recovery in your heart, mind and soul...............

A mountain climb is on the mind of little people today and what a good day to start..........This is also a part of cleaning house as discussed many times before..........

You start at the bottom of the hill and work your way up......With the Holidays upon us this trip up may seem a bit rocky.......That is ok.....keep moving forward and watch the pot holes along the way................Be sure you write everything down along the way to describe the experience .......Look at when you were messed up and what it is like now in Recovery.......

Keep a positive mind while doing this and don't leave anything out.........take one day at a time with this.......just a few minutes a day..................Hugs to you all while writing and cleaning that inner house..............Love ya all.....

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The little Elf's are about the mountains.........they are looking for a few good people to help this Holiday ..........

Always time to clean that house and prepare for the New Year that is creaping up on us.................Watch out for those spider webs...............You can do this clean up ....One step at a time.....One moment at a time...........

Have a wonderful day and get down to work .....find that quiet place to sit back and keep warm...................

Reach out and touch someone else in recovery .............This is a time for giving and helping someone else that needs a friend............................Love and Hugs........

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Raining or snowing in your area? No worry and time to clean house..................Get down to work and know the Holidays will still be here for you..............

That mountain climb is something and I pray that you had a good quiet time working on it.....................

Sit back and work the steps today ........the weekend is a good time to get this work done..................Praying for you all today and sending lots of HUGS.................Little Penguin
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This little Elf is tired of cleaning up after everyone.....but this is christmas and it is needed to keep moving forward.....................No time to clean up after others......We need to pay attention to our own messes.....Deal with the issues and move forward.........No turning back .....There is only time to clean up and work the steps .....

Patience is what we all need today.........Keep up the good work...................If today is not a good day and you are falling backwards.........Pick yourself up and try again.....................GET TO A MEETING.......This will help you get re-connected...............Reach out and touch someone else in recovery.......be their friend for the night during the meeting.........show them the ropes of what recovery is all about........................You can do it....




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Early morning is a good time before anyone even gets up to do some book study and work the steps................put the heater on and find that comfortable spot to cozy up to.........

Clean that inner house one moment at a time.....one day at a time............................Get to some meetings........

Been a while since you went to a meeting....? Sluffing off on Recovery stuff?

What are you waiting for? No one is going to work your program for you....................This is your life.....Make the best of it and enjoy the company you have now.........Those in recovery are your new found friends and they want to see you around more.................................

Hang in there and know you are not alone..............See Christmas for what it is ........New life comes with the season and you can make a difference in your program by reaching out to others in Recovery.......................Go ahead.......you might see more of a light in your little world...........

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Today we can be thankful for Recovery and all it has to offer us............Stay on the right path of your recovery today......don't stray off the path and know that there are many others to reach out to if you need an extra hand.............

working the program isn't easy and many of us have been there........................Keep up the step work and you will be fine....get to meetings and touch base with others in the program if you need to talk..............

Clean house each day and take time out for yourself......do what is right for you and keep your mind on recovery ........

Holidays can stray us in the wrong direction and that isn't good........................be with those in the program during this time and get the advise you need to keep moving forward.......................

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need time to be yourself and have fun at the same time.....?

You can do both in recovery......No one said you had to be totally serious.............I have a few Puppets hanging out and take some of them for rides.........gives me a chance to be a kid again and have fun at the same time.....................

Recovery is important.....but we all need to have other fun and be that kid no one wanted us to be...........or the kid we forgot to be........................

Having a Teddy Bear to hug and cry with is ok.............sometimes when someone isn't around for you the Bear takes that place till someone is able to talk to us.........

Hope you cleaned your house today.........don't slack off as it is important.........................Hugs to you all today.......................Little Penguin
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Ever have one of those days when you just wanted to punch someone out.......? I have been there and just stressed myself out...................

Thank goodness for Recovery and all that they have to offer.............I am trying to keep myself at peace and the stress level down...............

Feel the stress is keeping you in those pot holes more than you reallly want.....?

Yea..........and climbing out is the hardest part..........

Time to do a bit of cleaning house to clear the air......this is the best thing in order to keep sane............

find that peaceful place and write, draw or whatever you feel like doing.........................God is watching over you and keeping you in the now.........One moment at a time...........Keep coming back..............this is the place to be and write till you can't do anymore...............

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Stay warm everyone......today is a day to clean house as the end of the year is near............Holidays bring out issues we don't want to look at.....But we need to make peace with outself and others around us..................Recovery gives us that chance and working the steps is the best thing for us.................It is ok to cry and feel sorry for yourself.........Get those much needed Hugs and keep moving forward with your program......................You can do it and make your life better..................Keep climbing up the hill and don't look back....you may trip .....but there is always a friend in recovery there to help you part of the way.................

But You have to do the foot work and keep your head above water......................Keep coming back..........

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STRESSED OUT?????? HAng in there and know that the Holidays are almost over.....................You will get through these few days before christmas.....................Keep looking forward in your program and know you are not alone............God is keeping an eye on you as much as the rest of the world......................Keep the faith and know others are praying for you ....................One day at a time...........

Clean house each day and know how important it is for your recovery each day of your life.................This is your life if you think so or not................you need to live and breath recovery even in your sleep...............Love and Hugs to you all...................Little Penguin
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