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I remove the "Ish" from my "Self"...

Monday, May 27, 2013

I shared this with one of my favorite Sparkteams this morning and feel it is important enough to blog to all:

Here is another of my daily emails that I wanted to share with you because I really believe this was me when I use to drink:

Selfishness -- self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles.
Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self pity,
we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate.
Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation,
but we invariably find that at some time in the past, we have made decisions
based on self which later put us in a position to be hurt.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 62

Thought to Ponder . . .
The smallest package in the world is an alcoholic all wrapped up in himself."

I take comfort in knowing that I can look back at my life and know that I am no longer that selfish person. I don't know if others notice it, but I sure do. I don't argue like I use to, I back off when I know I am wrong, Oh, I still get hurt, but I don't dwell on it like I use to. I put a bandage on the owie and I move on. I smile at myself today knowing I have come a long way and still have longer to go. But I've left behind me a self that was an "ish" to all...including me.
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  • DEE107
    thank you
    1291 days ago
    emoticon quote.
    1292 days ago
    What an incredibly beautiful message! Since becoming sober I have moved from the Fast Lane to Serenity Lane. What a difference. Helping others is my focus and of course part of fulfulling the bucket list of promises I made to God during my severe alcohol withdrawal. Yep, getting the "ish" out of selfish is a BIG step. I now rely on my SELF to create and live a meaningful and healthy lifestyle.

    Thank you for this blog. It jumpstarted my Marvelous Monday! Blessings to you today and always! emoticon
    1292 days ago
    Thank you for sharing the quote and thank you for sharing how removing alcohol from your life has changed you :)
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