Learning Limits

Making good choices for me is still a struggle. I don’t always eat right, in a healthy way. I am a sugar junky, and do not eat a good diet that includes fruits and vegetables. So that’s still a “yet” for me, but I am in a much better place today than I ever was before recovery. Slowly, over time, I continue to establish boundaries that work in my life. The Program teaches me to value myself, to know that I have a purpose and direction in life, that I can be of service to others. To that end, I strive to be there for others, and in doing so I try to remember to be of service to myself. Being of service to others begins with taking care of myself. I am eternally grateful for the life I have today, and with the help of God, I pray that I will continue to work towards better limits, better boundaries and a better life, in God’s good time.
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8 thoughts on “Learning Limits

  1. My soul rests with you, my Anamchara.

    “We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.” – The Promises, AA Big Book.

    Does God enable us to see the beauty in life with the new eyes of faith, hope and love?
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    Look for love and notice the joy inside you. Not that the pain or sorrow or suffering goes away, but joy is having at the same time an overarching delight in and from God. – Br. Luke Ditewig

    I’m Harry, grateful 12th stepper. – Georgia, US of A.

  2. Today’s mission is go to bible study, learn a bit and enjoy the people or just socialize a tad wee bit. I may stop out at work for a few minutes and get some info on the tools I need to make pepper grinders as I need some sharp drill bits and don’t know what size to order. Now if someone asks me for help Ill be available all day long!
    Albert’s post yesterday reminded me of a woman I know and grew up with who started a go fund me page for an eviction notice but she didnt go to St Vincent De Paul as suggested so I didn’t help her. That was a hard choice to make for myself, not helping, but I also know she’s a recovering addict who still drinks a little according to her. I made a call about her to another friend who lives by her and is closer to her wondering what was going on that she needed help so badly and he had an experience with a go fund me page, The man and friend he went to help with a handi cap ramp said that repairs werent good enough and the fella wanted an aluminum deck for his daughter. Guess ya know what he told him huh? lol I’ve learned to ask questions and if a man or woman wont follow ANY suggestions its time to go find another prospect. I’m Dan grateful alcoholic.

  3. “If you send out goodness from yourself or if you share that which is happy or good within you it will all come back to you multiplied 10000 times. In the kingdom of love, there is no competition there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away the more love you will have. ”
    John O. Donahue
    Going to meeting today and then a BBQ afterwards for fellowship. It’s a grey cool day.💚 But I have faith the sun will break out!
    Namaste

  4. Eventually I began to feel this life within, that I never before sensed.
    Now I am infused with its presence, and its peacefulness.
    The more I am aware of my ability to be useful, to dwell in its desires, the softer things are.
    As self seeks to reestablishing dominion, the old feelings and patterns return and life hardens.
    But today I have choice.
    Grateful for the Gift.

  5. What great shares! It is a delicate balance between service and knowing limits. I to can use other things just as easily as I used alcohol &/or other mind altering substances. Each share today is relative to my life and I appreciate the wisdom in our (blog) room. Gratitude fills my heart and mind when I stare in wonder at that 32 year chip. As we enter a new year and continue on this path of recovery I am reminded of the clarity that comes with each new year. As I get ready for my 4th year birthday and my 46 year old belly button birthday I am joyfully reminded that I am a “work in progress”. I am also reminded to pray, meditate and THEN LISTEN. It is in God’s timeline, not my own. Amen & Namaste’. PS. Thank you this24, those of you who share, those of you who read, and the service workers of this site. This has been a precious part of my continued journey in recovery. Much Love, Renee’ 🙂

  6. This morning I connected with God and Prayed with him. I said the Serenity Prayer: “God 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”.
    While reading my Spiritual websites, I found the following:

    Wisdom is perhaps the opposite of pride—the delusion that we have all the answers and know exactly where we need to go. Wisdom, instead, is openness to wherever the path might lead and empathy for the struggles and anxieties of other people who are trying to figure out life, right alongside us.

    Sometimes I can be wise—empathetic and compassionate. Sometimes I am too wrapped up in my problems and fears, and I must lean on those who love me to help me follow wisdom’s starry flame as it guides me along the road I travel.
    Thank God I found something I believe in. Have a good day.

  7. Top of the morning family,
    Today, I’m learning that it’s I that set limits on myself and on His mercy.
    Today, I have choices: wise ones or foolish ones.
    Today, I can go to bible study, meeting, a barbecue, yeah, yea!
    Self always lays on the couch and dreams/make plans(hahaha) about action choices.
    Today, I have design for successful living.
    And that includes sugary junky goodness’s. I need a reminder that a large bag of M&M’s or W&W’s, ‘how one views them’ is about 1-2 hours on my mountain bike. The choice becomes easier to achieve, why not both…..

    Its a good to have a good day.

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