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Old 10-28-2009, 11:20 AM
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Talking 48 Days!

48 days clean!

Not easy, but with the right attitude is possible. This journey reminds me of ultimate cage fighting, or dog fighting back in the day. The contestants are me against me! Good me verses bad me. In cage fighting one must submit, however, in the case of the dog fighting, there can only be one winner. The dogs will fight until one is dead. So, here is the thing…the dog you feed better is the dog that will be stronger. How do you feed the dog? (meaning you or me, now, I am not calling anyone a dog okay, just an analogy) You can feed your dog in several different ways. First, you can feed it by pondering how much you want another drink or drug, or whatever your vise is, or you can rewire your thought patterns to that of God! That is what I feed my dog (myself), the word of God! I read my bible to find out how to beat the other dog (again meaning myself and the addiction). There is a solution for anything that ails you in that book! Guess what? I am competitive, so I love to win, and this is a battle that I will win because I am feeding my dog the right food!

Kill the addiction, not the person! :uzi2:
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:55 PM
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Congrats Kolina

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Old 10-28-2009, 02:09 PM
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Congrats! I have heard it described in NA that we must talk to our higher power with the same intensity and regularity as our disease talks to us.

Apparently you understand that :ghug3
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:40 PM
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Hey Dee,

I love it! Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:43 PM
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Hey Missy,

You are funny! I love it, and yes, I got it!

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Old 10-28-2009, 05:19 PM
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Congratulations Kolina and I really liked your analogy. Very good. I'm glad you found the way that is working for you and you were kind enough to share it. That's what it is all about.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:05 AM
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:25 AM
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Armand hammer said you need a positive attitude. hope, and courage to overcome hardship. He lived with kidney stones for ten years
45 days and counting here.
Thanks for your share. don't pick up one day at a time. I am an alchoholic. If I pick up, I will be a practicing alchoholic. I can not handle the consequences. Jail, financial loss, loss of health. I hope that all is well with you. Dan
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Having 48 days is a huge accomlplishment!! Thank you for sharing it with us.....you've made my day. Just remember, it's only today you don't drink.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:16 AM
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Congrts... Keep it rockin'. Just made me think about fight and surrender. Surrender (giving up an addiction). Fight being taking on destructive beliefs and habits. In the language of religion it seems Righteous and necessary.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:09 PM
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Thank you to CarolID, Horselover, Dan1957, Nycgal, Mariechi, Sailorjohn, and Elegantlywasted for reading my post! I am honored that you would take the time! I know that we all take different journey's in life, but we all end up in the same place at the end. It is all about how we get there. I love trees, and here in Hawaii there are many. I look at a tree and wonder how it grew that way, or why it is dying, or what kind of story it could tell if it could talk. We recently had to cut down a beautiful tree here where I work that was probably 100 years old. The roots are so big that they are above the ground. It was difficult to cut, and they left the roots as they were too deep to pull out. Some of us are like the trees, we have deep roots, they appear to be to deep to pull out, but it can be done, one piece at a time. Take the time to breath deep, say thank you in the morning for yet another day, see things through the eyes of someone else, accept the person you are, yet aspire to be the person you want. We are all going through something, but as I said earlier, we all come out, and we determine how we come out! As long as we have breath in our bodies, there is hope!

Thank you all again for reading my posts!
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Originally Posted by Kolina View Post
Thank you to CarolID, Horselover, Dan1957, Nycgal, Mariechi, Sailorjohn, and Elegantlywasted for reading my post! I am honored that you would take the time! I know that we all take different journey's in life, but we all end up in the same place at the end. It is all about how we get there. I love trees, and here in Hawaii there are many. I look at a tree and wonder how it grew that way, or why it is dying, or what kind of story it could tell if it could talk. We recently had to cut down a beautiful tree here where I work that was probably 100 years old. The roots are so big that they are above the ground. It was difficult to cut, and they left the roots as they were too deep to pull out. Some of us are like the trees, we have deep roots, they appear to be to deep to pull out, but it can be done, one piece at a time. Take the time to breath deep, say thank you in the morning for yet another day, see things through the eyes of someone else, accept the person you are, yet aspire to be the person you want. We are all going through something, but as I said earlier, we all come out, and we determine how we come out! As long as we have breath in our bodies, there is hope!

Thank you all again for reading my posts!
If your posts continue to be that inspirational you needn't thank me for reading them. I need to thank you.
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