Larry's Lament 03/03/2018

Larry’s Lament 03/03/2018 Let’s take a moment out of busy lives and reflect on the fact that life is full of distractions, both good and bad but we have to remember to remain focused on what we are trying to do. It can be anything from a person walking into the room and robbing us of our train of thought to an event that distracts us to the point that we stop paying attention to what is important in our lives. In recovery, in order to be successful, we have to be able to move past the momentary distractions remaining focused on the end result without becoming over-whelmed by it all. These distractions don’t necessarily have to be a bad thing; they can be such things as getting a promotion at work, anything that may take us away from our singleness of purpose for being in recovery. Without out recovery, we have little or nothing and would be no good to anyone, so we have to adjust to whatever is going on in our lives and at the end of the day bring our focus back to the one thing

Larry's Lament 2/19/18

Unconditional Love Let’s take a moment out of our busy lives and reflect on the fact that when we think about something that is all we do is think, there is no action taken as we think. If all we do is think about something nothing ever gets accomplished and more often that not the problem gets worse. How many times people have taken a suggestion and responded with “Let me think about that”?  The result is nothing changes because all they did was think. Recovery, requires a combination of thought and action but most of all it’s action. We can think about don’t the next right thing but until we actually do it, there will be no change. I have worked with people that have told me that they think their way through their problems and the only question I ask them is “How is that working for you because the you still have the problem”.  If you are unwilling to take the action that is suggested of you, then maybe you aren’t ready for recovery yet because you don’t “think” that your prob


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