Letting Go Of Our Grown Children

"Today I will take one small step to get my life back."

Thought for today: Sometimes family members will not agree with our recovery philosophy and spending plans. They may seem to undermine our financial recovery, making demands or taking advantage of us. We feel anger and then pity when they wreck a car. They hurt themselves and those around them with their neglect or worse. We […]

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How Can There Be Real Abundance for All, In This World of Woes?

Spring can remind us that there is hope for a good harvest

Thought for today: A lot of people think there aren’t enough resources for everyone to have a good life. That some have to suffer so that others can thrive. It is true that some people have tragic injustices heaped on them. They are not at fault. In its ignorance, a fearful world constricts resources, causing […]

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A Letter From the Author

Dear Subscriber, As you may know, I recently took a couple of months off from writing in order to get some perspective.  A main reason for this “sabbatical” was to find out if the blog was serving the “program of recovery” well enough. Then I heard from some of you.  Your emails showed concern and appreciation. To […]

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Spiritual Awakenings

Affirmations reach upward

Thought for today:  We have found the formula for spiritual awakening. It works beyond anything we have ever imagined for getting ourselves solvent, peaceful, happy lives.   When we work at this simple process, we are sure to find what we seek. The formula is the Twelve Steps.  With them, we step out of the false life […]

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Maybe the Answer Is “No”

The path

Thought for today: It’s been said that “the truth is in the numbers”, because numbers have a way of being definitive; who can argue with “2 + 2 = 4”? But what should we do if our spending plan numbers don’t add up?  What if our paycheck isn’t covering the basics?  What if the cash in our […]

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Ready For Freedom

The Highway

Thought for today If we go through the Twelve Steps, we will most likely find a spiritual awakening beyond our wildest dreams.  We will know “a new happiness and a new freedom”. This is not to say it will be easy to take the Steps.  Consider this one, which seems to ask an impossible lot […]

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Truth and Solvency

LotusFlower

Thought for today: It’s been said that “you’re as sick as your secrets”.   Secrets have a way of taking energy from us, while the truth generally allows us to grow in energy. When secrets are many, we risk tripping over them, like clutter in a room.  We dare not talk about our problems in public.  We hide […]

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Reflections On Resentments

Reflections

Thought for today: Resentment is the re-feeling of old wounds – and it was our #1 problem.  It made us feel justified in lashing out at an unjust world in anger. A personal share: “Before Step Four, old resentments, fears and pride about my money issues ran my life. As a result, I often hurt those closest […]

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“How I Discovered the Answers to All My Problems”

Affirmations reach upward

Thought for today: What if there was a way to discover everything that was causing us problems with relationships?  Wouldn’t that be an incredible tool?  Enter Step Four… Step 4: “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” A personal share: “When I was ready to take Step Four I made the list just […]

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12 Ideas That Ensure Our Future

Reflections

Thought for today: Money, prestige, and power dominate our world.  So how does an “Anonymous” organization exist?  Anonymity seems like “ego-deflation” in depth! Actually, the there is a lot we can learn a lot from anonymity when we consider it… A personal share:  “When my debting got out of hand, I was grateful DA was there.  […]

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