Blogs


Notices

Thoughts

Old 12-31-2009, 04:18 PM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
Anna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
Posts: 58,247
Thoughts

I want to wish everyone a happy, peaceful and joyous New Year!

This New Year's Eve I feel lighter and more peaceful than ever. I have to say that, as trite as it sounds, recovery work is hard. I have been surprised that I have been peeling away layer after layer, as years have gone by. This New Year's Eve, I recognize that I have left behind a lot of baggage, a lot of stuff I wanted and needed to let go of. I am by no means finished, by I am patting myself on the back for getting this far.

Please know, each and everyone of you, that you are exactly where you should be. Things are revealed to us as we recover, when we are ready and able to deal with them. I fully believe this.

Hugs and Love to all my Friends!

Anna is online now  
Old 12-31-2009, 04:33 PM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Member
 
Horselover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 6,608
Blog Entries: 3
Thank YOU Anna and happy 2010 to YOU!! Thanks again for being such a vital person around here. I learn a lot from your posts and I am just plain grateful to be a part of a community where people give back with such open hearts. Love you all!!
Horselover is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 04:38 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 203,999
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks Anna

I feel excited - I feel I'm right where I'm supposed to be too - and that there's a whole vista of opportunities waiting for me this year

Can't wait!

D
Dee74 is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 04:50 PM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 128
Happy new year to you!
sunshinebaby is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 04:53 PM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Learning to live again
 
Hevyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 48,279
Anna, I'm glad you shared that. I've cast aside alot of my baggage this past year & it's made all the difference. I was definitely held back by lugging it around. I couldn't seem to give myself permission to be happy, but that's all changed. I'm not going to waste another year wallowing around in regret. We got well to feel joy and hope again & that's what I intend to do.

There's nothing quite like this place anywhere. I've never reached out with a problem that I haven't had several perfect responses that were just what I needed to hear. I'm exactly where I should be - I like the sound of that, Anna.
Hevyn is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 04:55 PM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Learning to live again
 
Hevyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 48,279
Hey Dee - how's 2010 going so far?
Hevyn is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 05:43 PM
  # 7 (permalink)  
Member
 
HumbleBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Buzz-free Zone
Posts: 1,372
Happy New Year to you as well!

Hope it's filled with all the joys of "Dancing in the Light" under this Blue Moon!

You're so right that we're exactly where we're meant to be. I initially thought I 'stumbled' upon SR recently - the truth is that I was divinely guided here and I'm very grateful.
HumbleBee is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 06:09 PM
  # 8 (permalink)  
Forum Leader
 
Astro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, one big happy dysfunctional family!
Posts: 20,995
For much of this year I foolishly wasted too much time worrying about financial issues instead of focusing on everything good in my life.

This has actually been the best year I've ever had, every year in recovery seems that way, it just amazes me and it seems like there's no end to the spiritual gifts. I married my best friend, we have a beautiful home, a wonderful family, and a terrific life ahead of us. That's the only thing that should be on my mind.

As the year closes, my connection to God is growing stronger, my faith is strengthening, I feel secure wrapped in His loving arms.
Astro is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 06:26 PM
  # 9 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Somewhere along the Delaware River, Pennsylvania
Posts: 137
Blog Entries: 3
Originally Posted by Anna View Post
Please know, each and everyone of you, that you are exactly where you should be. Things are revealed to us as we recover, when we are ready and able to deal with them. I fully believe this.
This is something I struggle with because of my lack of patience, but I fully believe it as well. Things take time, and I must sit back and accept this; give the process the time it needs.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and have a happy and healthy new year.
lostmyway is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 06:38 PM
  # 10 (permalink)  
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,013
Originally Posted by Anna View Post
Please know, each and everyone of you, that you are exactly where you should be. Things are revealed to us as we recover, when we are ready and able to deal with them. I fully believe this.
Thanks for this.

I truly believe this too and it's so comforting.

I also suspect my alcoholism knows this too, which is why it tries to put up a little resistance every now and again!!

peace x
NEOMARXIST is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:59 PM.