THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Sometimes this is all we can do in recovery from alcoholism and addiction!! I am blessed to have such an understanding of my higher power and to know that he is never going to place anything on my plate that I cannot handle!!!!!!

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“Almost” – SoCS for May 30, 2015

This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday!!

I almost got that strike while bowling! I almost made all “A’s” in my graduate classes for my Master of Arts in Communication! I almost caught a fish except the shrimp slung off of my hook and that is why my sisters and brother-in-laws call me shrimp slinging shaver. I almost ruined the banana bread by burning it, I didn’t because I got it out of the oven just in the knick of time!

I have always heard this saying, “almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.” I am pretty good at horseshoes but I have never messed with hand grenades (thank goodness because that would be a disaster).

The one thing that I can not do is be ALMOST sober and clean. There is no half-stepping when it comes to my sobriety. My alcoholism and cocaine addiction caused me to give up a job that I loved with the University of Texas at San Antonio in August 2013. I have applied for 46 different positions at the university since that time. I have had several interviews and even two where I was the top finalist – but my criminal background check (CBC) has held me back. That is a whole different story since everything on my CBC  is over 20 – 30 years old. I had an interview today and it went really well – we are ALMOST there. I have another interview next Wednesday with another department at the university and it also looks very promising.

In the interviewing process as well as in all other areas of my life today there is no being ALMOST open and honest. I have to be an open book because I cannot allow myself to be caught in any type of ALMOST truth because it is too costly for my recovery. I am so happy to be SOBER and CLEAN since February 13, 2014 and it all because I am not ALMOST trying to stay SOBER and CLEAN JUST ONE 24 HOUR PERIOD at a TIME!!!!!!

Until next time, that’s “What’s Rattling My Cage!!”

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Compelling video – Gift

Compelling video – Gift

OMG!! As I watched the video, I will tell the things I was saying to the video! I would have never imagined the ending as it was. Thanks Sadie for me cry this evening – my partner and I have 9 dogs and 6 of them wound up at our home because of irresponsible/unloving pet owners!!!

Just something I was thinking about . . .

Oh my gosh, it’s been so long since I posted (or read)! I have been busy learning my new career, but we can talk about that another time. I hope you all have been well 🙂

I have been seeing this video posted on Facebook, and I have to say, it’s pretty compelling, and quite well done. I’m one of those once your here, your part of the family . . .

It definitely brought out some strong emotions. And for whatever reason, I wanted to share it.

Have you seen it? What do you think?

Just something I was thinking about . . .

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20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb

The article below was originally posted on Monster.com and I found it very interesting and wanted to share! My B.A. in Communication was a dual major in Technical Communication and Public Relations, so articles that stress great information like this are great!

20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb – Monster.com.

Until next time, that’s “What’s Rattling My Cage!!”

One Liner Wednesday | “And This Too Shall Pass!!!”

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s One Liner Wednesday

“And This Too Shall Pass!!”

I have been missing in action from my blog the last couple of weeks because of some personal drama going on with my better half’s family members causing all kinds of CHAOS!!!!! Here is the great thing – through it all I have not picked up a drink, nor have I used any type of mind altering chemical. That is so important for an alcoholic/addict who suffers from bipolar depression like me. My concern right now, is that because of two of her other children, my mother-in-law truly believes that I abuse and control my partner and for almost two weeks now has had nothing to do with me even though I treat her better than her own children. So it bears repeating, and this too shall pass!!

Until next time, that’s “What’s Rattling My Cage!!”

For Those Who Hurt On Mother’s Day

I love this post John! I am of those who has those tears. They say that it gets easier, I wish that were so true! I am reading your post on Mother’s Day May 10th and today makes exactly to the 17 years since my mother passed on May 10th, 1998 which just so happened to be Mother’s Day!!! I know she watches over me and my sisters who have become wonderful mothers and now grandmothers!!! We are still blessed with our memories!!

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Today is Mother’s Day.

For many people that means flowers and handmade cards and brunches and hugs and laughter. It means celebration and gratitude and rejoicing.

But for some it just means tears.

For many moms and adult children out there, this day is a stark unsolicited reminder of what was but no longer is, or it is a heavy holiday of mourning what never was at all.

This day might bring with it the scalding sting of grief for the empty chair around a table.

It might come with choking regret for a relationship that has been horribly severed.

It might be a day of looking around at other mothers and other children, and feeling the unwelcome intrusion of jealousy that comes with comparison.

Consider this a love letter to you who are struggling today; you whose Mother’s Day experience might be rather bittersweet— or perhaps only bitter.

This is consent to feel fully the contents of your own heart…

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BREAK FREE FROM ADDICTION

I DESERVE IT, I BELIEVE IN ME, AND I AM DOING IT NOW !!!

IT IS THE BEST THING THAT I AM DOING!!!

THE HELP IS OUT THERE, WE ARE DOING THIS TOGETHER I AM NOT ALONE !!!

I AM IN RECOVERY !!!

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YOU DESERVE IT, I BELIEVE IN YOU, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, DO IT NOW !!!

IT WILL BE THE BEST THING YOU EVER DID

THE HELP IS OUT THERE, WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER YOUR NOT ALONE !!!

WE DO RECOVER !!!

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