Tuesday, August 18, 2015 You are reading from the book Food for Thought Self-Respect
When we were overeating, we did not have much self-respect. Because we felt guilty about the quantity of food we were consuming and the way we looked, we had a very poor self-image. Since we did not respect ourselves, we did not act in a way which evoked respect from others. We put ourselves down and allowed other people to use us.
Abstinence and the OA program produce a change, which is often astonishing. Our self-respect grows in direct proportion to the control we acquire. When we stop overeating and begin to live in accordance with the will of our Higher Power, we can accept and respect ourselves. Those around us respond to us differently as our own attitude improves.
What we realize is that self-respect and inner acceptance are more important than any external approval or disapproval. Instead of living for the admiration of others, we seek each day to follow the will of our Higher Power.
Monika, this has blessed me so much. I remember you as one of the very first SparkPersons who responded to my queries about sobriety in 2011 when I joined SparkPeople. It is ironical I find this again just as I planning on having a garden for the first time ever. My son made a new garden frame for me to celebrate my sobriety.....he is now sober too. What a family celebration this garden will be. And to have found this today as I was cruising the Team Page....THANK YOU
hi, monika (corky the mom), havn't been on the computer lately, my husband just finished 45 tx for prostate cancer, stage 1 and he just had by-pass surgery on his femoral artery left leg, he is still in hospital, surgergery was 4/24/l2. two days in hospital and i can't believe it he developed bedsores, angry a about that. Just taking one day at a time. i just keep on repeating the serenity pray. looking to get back on track on my diet. may god bless you. what you wrote about the planting the garden was beautiful, brought a smile to my face.
420 Days since: cigarettes
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1. Lettuce be faithful. 2. Lettuce be kind. 3. Lettuce be patient. 4. Lettuce really love one another.
NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1. Turnip for meetings. 2. Turnip for service. 3. Turnip to help one another.
TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:
1. Thyme for each other. 2. Thyme for family. 3. Thyme for friends.
WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE. THERE IS MORE FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW!
~ Monika ~
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