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Old 10-02-2009, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am learning...


I am learning that everyone has a story, some worse than others, but that is based on perception.
I am learning that an addiction can be anything, not just alcohol or drugs.
I am learning that an addict is not a bad person, usually just a troubled one.
I am learning that as long as you have breath in your body there is hope.
I am learning that there is a God, who regardless of what we think, loves us unconditionally.
I am learning that I am strong and will recover totally and completely.
I am learning that the battle ground is my mind, so I see it won!

Any form of addiction is a battle, not only because of the addiction, but because it usually goes deeper than that. It is within ones self that a battle rages, a battle that most people have no idea exists, and a battle that we try to run from. These battles are not just mine alone, but ones that others have tossed my way, and I chose to pick up and carry. I am now choosing not to carry them anymore. At times I make that same choice 100 times a day, but as the days go by I make them less and less. Our minds are fine tuned machines, and if it has a problem, our whole being has the problem and then becomes sick. The good news is we have control over ourselves. It is that simple, yet it is not. God states in the bible that when we are weak HE IS STRONG! Sometimes we have to come to the end of ourselves to get to the beginning!

Surrender it all...
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What a wonderful post Kolina :day6 I really needed to read that today & it touched me inside. Did you write that yourself?

Have a wonderful Friday & thanks again I will carry some of that with me through this weekend ;-)

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Old 10-02-2009, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Kolina, girl, you got it goin' on!

Please keep in touch so we can witness and share in your recovery.

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Old 10-02-2009, 03:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Fabulous Kolina!

I am glad that you're doing so well.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Your post touched me as well, thank you for sharing with us

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Old 10-03-2009, 09:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Aloha NewBeginning010,

Yes, I did write it myself. I love to write and I write as I learn and feel different things. I am very honored and blessed that this touched you as it did me when it came to me.

A Hui Hou,
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Aloha Missy,

Thank you! It is still a struggle, but with God on my side I know that I can do all things! I am a winner even if my mind tells me I am not! The reason I am is because my creator says so! I try to check in daily if I can, and I will be writing and pouring my heart out here as it helps me and prayfully others as well.

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Old 10-03-2009, 09:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Aloha NAchic,

You are welcome! Keep praying!

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Old 10-03-2009, 09:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow, that was a powerful post. Thank you...


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Old 10-05-2009, 11:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ok...daily must mean something different in hawaii....

Where are you Kolina?

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Old 10-06-2009, 03:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Great post. Powerful post. God doing for us what we can not do for our selfs.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Aloha Thirtybubba,

You are welcome...the post however does not solely come from me, but from the Spirit of the living God who is my inspiration!
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:42 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Aloha Missy,

LOL...I am in Hawaii...and yes, daily does mean something different, it means on Hawaiian time I will get to it... I take it you are waiting... Okay, I will have something cause God is giving me something new and I am gathering my toughts along with His...

Thanks for being such a great person!
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Aloha Tazman,

Congrats on being sober since 2006! And yes, I agree totally, we do the possible and God does the rest... Let go and let God!

Stay sober with God, that is the only way to fly!

Mahalo Nui for posting back to me!
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hi Kolina,

Hope all is well & looking forward to your posts, you last post was very inspiring. May you continue to connect, dance with & be inspired by your God :ghug2

P.S. Island time rules! We need more of that here on the mainland
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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take your time...I was teasing...

I like your sense of humor,

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