Truth and Solvency

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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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Shedding The Attitudes That Hold Us Back Using Step 6

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Thought for today: Taking a personal inventory isn’t for sissies.  The defects of character we uncover can bring feelings of shame, remorse, fear.  That’s why we took the Fifth Step with another human being who had been through the Steps and who knew what we were trying to carry out. Sharing our inventory with another person in the […]

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How Sharing Honestly With the Right Person In Step 5 Helps

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Thought for today: Being honest takes a deliberate effort.  We need to acknowledge our inner thoughts and share them transparently with another human being. Step Five asks us to bring the lessons learned from the Fourth Step into our relationship with another human being, with our Higher Power, and with ourselves.  The relationship between all three […]

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“Black Friday” Emotional Triggers To Spend

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Thought for today: “Got to have it!  No way to be without it!  One day only!  Black Friday is here!  Don’t miss it!…” During the holiday season the media bombards us with ads to buy.  How can we resist?  There is a romance about spending – it is intoxicating! Think of the people we’d let down – the ones who count […]

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Debt Was Only A Symptom

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Thought for today: In Step 4, having made a list of our resentments, fears and anything else that is bothering us, we come to Step 5, which recommends that we seek another program person, and our Higher Power, to share these truths with. The person we have picked to share this Step is often someone who has experienced all the […]

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When Is Pride a Character Defect?

Thought for today: The word “pride” means “deep satisfaction in our own achievements, or those of others”.  It can separate “us” from “them”, making “us” come out better and “them”, worse off.  In this sense, “put down” pride is destructive, and the extent to which we entertain it, we destroy peace. A member shares: “I used to believe […]

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6 Ways to Find the Hidden Gems in Your Life

Thought for today: The goal of PlentyTML.com is to create an attitude of abundance.   As underearners, we do this with the DA program of recovery, and by letting go of old attitudes that don’t bring us joy. To gain some measure of happiness, we take the Twelve Steps, use the Twelve Tools, and follow the Twelve Traditions.- the  Three […]

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May 3, Admitting the Exact Nature of Our Wrongs (Step #5)

Thought for today: “Restless, irritable, and discontent” were normal feelings for many of us before DA.  What we did was lash out and blame everyone around us, including those closest to us. We argued with our spouse about money.  We blamed the kids for being kids.  Our employer wasn’t paying enough.  Luck had us down. […]

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