Inspiration for your day

“Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience.
Anyone who abandons you is for
teaching you how to stand up
on your own two feet.
Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion.
Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back.
Anything you hate is for
teaching you unconditional love.
Anything you fear is for
teaching you courage to
overcome your fear.
Anything you can’t control is for teaching you how to let go and trust the Universe”

Jackson Kiddard

Local Artist Shares his Recovery Story thru Music

I was recently contacted by an inspiring man who shares his journey of recovery through his music. I just listened to one of his songs and it was beautiful and inspiring. Please enjoy Scott Plante’s song; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hsNRlfRuoY&feature=youtu.be

If you love it, share it with your friends in and out of recovery.

Here is Scott’s facebook fan page; https://m.facebook.com/ScottPlanteMusic/

Quote for the Week

“Improve your memory – tell the truth.”

Toward the end of my drinking my memory got worse and worse.  To start with, my mind was a big blur from being constantly loaded, or from recovering from a blackout.  In addition, it got harder and harder to remember what story or excuse I had recently made up or who I had told what to.  Because my drinking had become the most important thing in my life I had begun lying to protect it, and because most of the lies and stories I made up were followed by a drinking binge, I couldn’t keep anything straight.  It’s no wonder people stopped hanging around me.
When I got sober and my head began to clear, I went right on lying and telling stories.  As I worked the Steps what I realized was that I was lying to protect my ego and get my own way.  I quickly found the truth in the statement that ‘self-centeredness and self-seeking’ was my natural state as an untreated alcoholic.  It took a lot of inventories and conversations with my sponsor before I was ready to get honest.  I also had to uncover, discover and discard a lot of character defects that were keeping me sick before I could fully recover.
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Today my life is much easier now that my default is to just tell the truth.  I no longer feel the need to defend or construct a big story because today I’ve learned how to be responsible and honest.  Today I go through life looking for ways to be of service rather than to cheat or deceive.  It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to look someone in the eye again and feel a part of the human race.  And best of all, my memory has improved because today I tell the truth.
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