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Who cannot give good counsel? ‘Tis cheap it cost them nothing. —Robert Burton— Other people’s problem’s are so easy to solve. Isn’t it amazing how much better we are at their lives than our own? Of course, other people’s lives don’t hook us emotionally, by means of love or guilt or precious delusions. We can […]

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Pretty Purple Flowers

Loving allows us to live and through living we grow in loving.  —Evelyn Mandel— Many days it seems too easy to be centered on ourselves, wondering if others love us rather than loving others. On those days, we may have to act “as if” we love the persons who live on our pathways. The unexpected […]

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Each day provides its own gifts.—Ruth P. Freedman— Spiritual growth is the greatest gift we can receive. And we earn it through taking risks. There is much risk involved in working the Steps: The risk of admitting that we’re out of control. The risk of turning our will and lives over to a Power greater […]

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Tightly Bunched Bouquet Of Fall Flowers

A lot of well-meaning people treat alcoholics like the priest and the Levite. They pass by on the other side by scorning them and telling them what low people they are, with no willpower. Whereas, they really have fallen for alcohol, in the same way as the man in the story fell among robbers. And […]

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Butterfly On A Pink Flower

. . . . AND FORGIVE Under very trying conditions I have had, again and again, to forgive others–also myself. AS BILL SEE IT p. 268 Forgiveness of self and forgiveness of others are just two currents in the same river, both hindered or shut off completely by the dam of resentment. Once that dam […]