Why Today

With the understanding that addiction is a disease and the realization that we are powerless over it as well as over people's lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own.

Then, and only then can we be of any help to others.

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jeanette
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Why Today

Post by jeanette » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:36 am

Why should today be different than any other day?

It isn't - the choice is mine.
Today can be joyous, full of wonder.
I can make sure I eat nutritious foods.
I can exercise.
I can relax.
I can work on my hobbies.
I can visit with friends and relatives.
I can have conversations about
things I find incredible.

It took my a while to figure out
that I can love someone -
love them romantically
love them as family
love them ...

but I may not LIKE them
I may not LIKE their actions, their words, their deeds

and I then realized that
I can love them from afar
I do not have to be involved in their drama
I have choices
but I can still love them
Thoughts and Prayers, Peace and Love
Jeanette

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them FEEL. - Maya Angelou

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Re: Why Today

Post by ATLmom » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:54 pm

A lot of wisdom in your post. TYFS

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Re: Why Today

Post by Hope2018 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:30 pm

Tyfs I’ve been detaching with love from my sister since Christmas and this post sure helps.

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Re: Why Today

Post by MarieW » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:40 pm

I do not have to be involved in their drama
I have choices
but I can still love them
That is where I am today, after a lot of time in this program and a lot of work on me. I love my son, my husband, my daughter and the rest of my family. They will do things I like and things I don't, but they are all adults. I do not need to approve of their choices, but I also do not need to rescue or enable them.

Thanks for sharing.
The only wrong way to work this program is to not work it.

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Re: Why Today

Post by Ma1954 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:09 pm

TYFS :)
Sick and tired of being sick and tired

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Re: Why Today

Post by shortred1 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:00 pm

TYFS

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