“When it rains it pours.” “That’s just my luck.” “Why do things always have to happen to me?” Do you or someone you know say any of these things when something goes wrong in life? Although statements like these may seem harmless, studies show that speaking negatively can actually help perpetuate negative events in our … Read more Negative Thinking
I thought I’d share something that I read in the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous years ago about having fears. It basically states that we are afraid we won’t get something we want or will lose something we already have. I like this because it gives a simple reason for why we can feel fearful from … Read more A Simple Reason for Fear
I learned many things about myself when I used to go to Alcoholic’s Anonymous and do the Steps, but I didn’t always agree with everything I read in the literature. One of those things was one of the Promises written in the Big Book…”we will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door … Read more Sometimes Regrets are Good
When something good happens it’s fairly easy to say there was a reason for it. However, when some random tragedy occurs that doesn’t seem to have any meaning to it, can we possibly say there’s a reason for everything? When I consider some of the tragic events that take place in people’s lives, and the world, … Read more A Reason for Everything?
It’s hard for me to accept negative events in my life, and I hope I never have to go through any of the tragic, and often traumatic events that some people do. But I’ve met those who have experienced horrific things in their life and made it through them. Some said they actually became stronger because of … Read more Grateful To Have Met You
Although I’ve made a lot progress in not doing things that make me feel bad, there are still times when I behave in ways I don’t like myself for. I realize, however, that I’m not perfect and that these types behavior can actually help me get back on the road to happiness. For example; without the … Read more Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect But…