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Sunday, April 2, 2006

Ariala, Blogger Extraordinaire, Her Secrets Revealed.......................

When I first signed on to Blogit! Mountain, I was a neurotic, frustrated writer, posing as a schoolteacher, never knowing which way was up, not being able to remember why I did the things I did, and couldn't find my own ass with both hands in search. Not like the spiritual giant before you today! I... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Blogger falls in love!.....................................................

I heard Dr. Phil on TV one afternoon. "Get into the currency of your child. His is different than yours." That reinforced something I've known and used all along. Incentive is 99.9% of the deal. If there is no incentive, then we are simply pretending. Like the Russians used to say, "we pretend to... Sign in to see full entry.

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change................

Focusing on accepting.... 1. it means that others' attitudes do not affect me in a negative way; 2. it means that others' behaviors do not affect me in a negative way; 3. it means that I am grateful for my life, as a gift; 4. it means that I can appreciate every minute in every day, as a gift; 5. it... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

One blogger has seen the light, it is blinding gratitude...................

If I could paraphrase Dr. Paul from the AA Big Book, "I had my lenses on backwards. Whenever I thought about my family's attitudes and actions, I felt bad at the negatives, the uncontrollables, and they got worse and worse. Then when I started focusing my attention on the positive attitudes, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

This blogger says it best -- have a great day everyone!....................

When I find myself in times of trouble mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, "Let it be." -- Paul McCartney Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 16, 2006

...and the wisdom to know the difference...................................

I guess what we do in the twelve step program is have faith that eventually the desire to stop drinking, the obsession with getting high, the compulsion to escape will subside. Part of the promises of AA is that soon, if one follows the steps and tries, then they will begin to instinctively know how... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

The courage to change the things that I can................................

And the wisdom to know the difference. OK, I started out believing that I could choose to change when I wanted, what I wanted, and who I wanted. I thought I could leave a state, leave a job, leave a partner behind. I thought I could change other people. I literally thought I could try to persuade... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

The serenity to accept the things I cannot change..........................

I used to think, what a joke. If I can't change something, nothing anyone else says or does can make me feel any better about it. But there is a pretty good strategy involved here. If I have done everything in my power to make something happen, and it doesn't, then I can relax in the knowledge that... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.................

The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. I had to stop and remember my AA treatment while at the meeting the other night, when someone asked me if I had been thinking about drinking? I said, Oh, yes! and where's the victory without the temptation? Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 26, 2005

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change

Today my gold, frankincence, and myrrh are in play: my gold in material possessions; frankincence, my consecration of life to a worthy purpose; myrrh, sympathy, understanding and help. 'nough said. Hazelden Sign in to see full entry.

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