REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Monday, July 13, 2009
Tuesday 7/14/09 - "REACHING OUT"
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Responsibility Declaration: "I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible."
Al-Anon Declaration "When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help,let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there, and—Let It Begin With Me."
WHY DO I BLOG? I AM RESPONSIBLE!!!
I blog as a way to clarify in my own mind and express my life experiences past and present.
I blog because when I allow my thoughts and feelings out, it somehow frees my spirit.
I blog because I believe in living the 12th step....carrying the message I have received in Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon to the alcoholic or person affected by alcoholism who still suffers and in practicing these principles in all my affairs which includes sharing them in my blog.
I blog because I have discovered many new friends as I write.
I blog because it is a wonderful way of "REACHING OUT"!
I blog in the hopes that my blog will provide some examples of quality sobriety - both sobriety from alcohol and emotional sobriety.
I blog in the hopes that my blogs will reach as many readers as possible and that God will use it to help others.
I blog because as other bloggers comment it expands my own blog reading world. _______________________
A RESULT OF BLOGGING! On July 10, I received the following email. It was a total surprise. It read in part:
I am happy to let you know that your site has been included in this list.
(This publication was put out by the Online Nurse Practitioner Schools website.) ________________________ I was surprised, happy, and grateful to my Higher Power for providing me this opportunity to reach a wider readership.This list of addiction blogs is in sections such as "Best Alcoholic Blogs", "Best Drug Addict Blogs", Best Blogs of Those Who Have Addicts in the Family", etc.Some of the blog sites listed I already follow, but there are many more. What a wonderful chance to expand my world. You might want to take a look.
Quote Today:"I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him." - Booker Washington
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.