FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness is not tricky. We make it difficult. It is easier to forgive a stranger than it is to forgive a family member or a close friend. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and realizing the prisoner is you. Forgiving others is freeing. It is to let go of the longing for theContinue reading “FORGIVENESS”

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS

I think the young feel pressured by the older generation. But I realized it isn’t just the older generation doing the pressuring. Young people are pressuring older people to change, too, and it can make us feel uncomfortable. But it isn’t all bad either. I know how much I learned from my parents and teachers,Continue reading “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS”

JUNE 14TH-FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Avoid people that are constantly judging other people. They don’t have the ability to recognize we are all human and make mistakes, and they don’t know everything you are struggling with. It is easy for them to judge others because they don’t want to deal with their own issues. -Joshua Bridges The quality of aContinue reading “JUNE 14TH-FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

Grief Is Harder Than You Think

The hardest time to learn about the process of grief is while you are in the midst of it. You may feel that you are taking a crash course in grief and that the learning curve is formidable. But those who seek to understand grief and loss will be better able to recover, so weContinue reading “Grief Is Harder Than You Think”

SUICIDE 

I want to talk about suicide for a minute. I have all the topics people have sent me, and I appreciate them, and I’m slowly hitting each one. I have them written down as they come in. I need to talk about this right now because suicide is a very sensitive and important topic thatContinue reading “SUICIDE “

Unpredictable Emotions

The unpredictable timing and odd combinations of emotions that hit you during grief can leave you confused and despairing. “My life was totally flipped upside down emotionally, in every way you could think of,” says Sue, whose husband died. Your emotions not only hit hard, but they can also occur at unexpected moments, which makesContinue reading “Unpredictable Emotions”

THE INTERVIEW WITH ME

I came across this boy sitting on the side of a country road one morning. He could have only been like 12 years old. I thought maybe he was lost or hurt. He was crying, and sitting next to him was an empty bottle of black velvet. I pulled over and got out. I walkedContinue reading “THE INTERVIEW WITH ME”

JUNE 11TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT

JUNE 11TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT “Pay attention to how others treat you; secretly, their intentions may be to hurt you because they are not you.” -Joshua Bridges You have not lived today successfully unless you’ve done something for someone who can never repay you. -John Bunyan Some men have thousands of reasons why theyContinue reading “JUNE 11TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

A LETTER TO MY SOULMATE

If you could only see the way I could love you, time would stop. The rivers would overflow, the sun would never stop shining, and tears of happiness would only exist. You could never break my heart because you would have been the one that mended it. In the storms of my insanity, you willContinue reading “A LETTER TO MY SOULMATE”

June 10th – food for thought

“Just because I’m broken, doesn’t mean I’m worthless, I just been through hell and back and somehow still alive.”-Joshua Bridges The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.-Vince Lombardi The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision,Continue reading “June 10th – food for thought”

TEARS IN A BOTTLE

As I sit here and reflect on my sobriety and I have relapsed yet again. It’s so hard, the guilt, of being around people who are sober and knowing I could at any moment be a part of taking their sobriety away. It feels like, at this point, I have no one to turn to.Continue reading “TEARS IN A BOTTLE”

THE GIRL FROM NOWHERE…….

The quiet girl that used to have everything to say has said her last words today. Shallow girl, hallowed from the inside out, as she runs away just so she doesn’t hurt another soul again today. Her smiles trapped and washed away in the rain; her laughter flooded like puddles, slowly evaporating into thin air,Continue reading “THE GIRL FROM NOWHERE…….”

He Will Carry You

The Lord will carry you if you ask Him. When you are feeling so weak you cannot take another step, ask Him to lift you high into His loving arms. Then rest in Him with an open and listening heart. This does not mean your problems will disappear, but it does mean you will haveContinue reading “He Will Carry You”

HOW I DEAL WITH TRIGGERING SITUATIONS

I put myself in many triggering situations that most people would find to be very difficult for me. This is true, but I do it intending to save someone else. Plus, I never pass judgment. Just because I stopped drinking doesn’t mean the rest of the world has to. My illness is my illness. IContinue reading “HOW I DEAL WITH TRIGGERING SITUATIONS”

LOVE – MY SILENT KILLER

Depression fueled by the negative thinking of self, the constant thought that I’m not good enough, that ill never be good enough for anyone. I love so hard, but I can’t love myself. Why? Why do I hate myself so much? Why do I fight a compliment? Why am I blinded by this sadness thatContinue reading “LOVE – MY SILENT KILLER”

JUNE 8TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Doing the right thing is hard till you start doing the right thing without thinking about it; that shit hits different.-Joshua Bridges It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own, but the great man is he who in the midst ofContinue reading “JUNE 8TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT”