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Old 12-18-2009, 09:05 AM
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Just a thought

I really needed to read this today. I am guilty of doing this very thing. So it is a great reminder.

Some of us ask, "Why did I have to get the disease of addiction?" yet forget to ask, " Why am I alive when other addicted people died before reaching recovery?"

Today let me be aware of grace. Let me focus on near misses survived rather than on wishes that didnt come true.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:29 AM
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A beautiful thought for beautiful people. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:41 AM
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Great post.

I, sometimes, find myself having a pity party and feeling scared of what's to come (my court date for my 2nd dui will happen sometime in 2010).

I also have a job, but it's not a career. I have very little money, but I do have a job.

...then it hits me. (this is me talking to myself) "dude, you could have killed someone or a family with your blackout drinking and driving and wrecking. Be thankful you were allowed to live and that you didn't hurt anyone. Whatever happens at court is gravy. Be thankful you have the opportunity to turn this around and give back".

May sound silly, but I have to put in into perspective sometimes.
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Aysha, very cool. Thanks!
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Thanks for that, T.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:06 PM
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I know I need to put my perspective in check alot of times. I have never had a career. But I will do a dam good job at whatever I do. I dont care what it is. and when I have gotten those jobs that dont pay crap and the work is hard. I have to remind myself constantly that I am very lucky to be working. Not only to have a job, but to be able to work. Right now I am not employed and it is driving me crazy.
Perspective is everything sometimes.
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That's a great thing to think about.
Thanks Trish

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Old 12-18-2009, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Aysha View Post
"Why did I have to get the disease of addiction?" yet forget to ask, " Why am I alive when other addicted people died before reaching recovery?"
Thank you this is a great reminder that we all need now and again.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:34 PM
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(((Trish)))

Thanks, sweetie, as you know my XABF just recently died, before finding recovery. It DOES put my life into perspective, and though I am heartbroken for him, I am most grateful that I have my life, family, and friends (especially the ones here).

Hugs and prayers!

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Old 12-18-2009, 11:54 PM
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..Amen..
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:05 AM
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Thanks, Trish. Good post.

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Old 12-19-2009, 02:25 AM
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thank you. i needed to hear that.

peace to you.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Aysha View Post
I really needed to read this today. I am guilty of doing this very thing. So it is a great reminder.

Some of us ask, "Why did I have to get the disease of addiction?" yet forget to ask, " Why am I alive when other addicted people died before reaching recovery?"

Today let me be aware of grace. Let me focus on near misses survived rather than on wishes that didnt come true.


I needed to hear this too. Thanks for a timely reminder!
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