Imagine a world where we open the door to a parent throwing your Christmas gifts into the kitchen followed by, "here's a bible. You should read it." I spent weeks in my apartment in deep depression looking at all the wreckage around me wishing the reality was only a dream. Life was hopeless back then. … Continue reading 2022 – It’s a Wrap!
“California, where the spring comes in the fall and the fall comes in the summer and the summer comes in the winter and the winter never comes at all.” ~ Inez Haynes Irwin Hi Family! I cannot believe we are halfway through Gratitude Month! In school, we are heading into the final few weeks and … Continue reading California Vacation Time
In my recovery community, we place a strong emphasis on feeling grateful. In fact, I feel as if a majority of the meetings throughout November are primarily about gratitude. Today I felt a little blah. Thinking about a few painful memories and needed a boost. Thought back to my early recovery days when it was … Continue reading Time for a Gratitude List
Happy New Year!! Grateful to put 2021 behind us. Our country alone has seen so much pain in 2021: politically, financial hardships, inflation, and loss of unity. If I could wave a magic wand, I would change the outlook on people with differences. To embrace, rather than cancel. To love, rather than hate. It is … Continue reading Goodbye 2021! Hello, New Year, 2022!