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Post Info TOPIC: C2C, 5/14

~*Service Worker*~

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C2C, 5/14

Working the program:  The writer talks about needing diligence, patience, and consistency for the best results in recovery.  He says that at times we will reach plateaus and feel stuck.  He says that putting one foot in front of the other will end plateaus, open doorways, and we can see that no time was wasted.  The results are worth the wait!

Today's Reminder:  Whether or not I see immediate benefits, today I choose to keep coming back.

Turkish Proverb:  Patience is the key to paradise.


As I read today's reading, I thought of my early days in recovery.  When would I ever feel better?  Will the pain ever stop?  Is my A's drinking going to continue?  What should I do?

As time went on, all these questions, and many more, all got answered, along with many others.  Now after almost 6 years in program, I have patience, and perseverance, and not one second of any program activity has been a waste.  As a matter of fact, every meeting, every reading, every post on the message board, and a host of other helpful things, have given me a better quality of life.  I have a self who is no longer a doormat.  What a blessing, Lyne



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Hello Lyne Great topic. I love the Turkish proverb regarding Patience being the key to paradise I have gained patience as a result of working this program and treasure the benefits of this hard won asset.I finally know how great it is to not react, and learn how to speak my mind without
forcing solutions. Life on life's terms as well as acceptance finally made sense. Recovery is a process and as long as I kept showing up and using the tools I will grow What a great promise. Thanks for your service Lyne




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Good morning MIP. Happy Monday to most and happy day to all.....Thank you Lyne for your service and the daily. Thank you and Betty for your shares and ESH. I have professed for a long time that patience is a challenge for me. What I appreciate about recovery is we seek progress and not perfection. I am grateful that choosing a spiritual life through recovery has helped me gain more patience than ever before.

I also love the Turkish proverb quoted in the daily. It rings true for me - practicing patience and trusting HP is the key to paradise. When I can allow things to unfold as part of the master plan, the results are vastly better than anything I could have forced.

Make it a great day - we are to have some storms later and I've got some 'digging in the dirt' to do....(((Hugs)))


Practice the PAUSE...Pause before judging.  Pause before assuming.  Pause before accusing.  Pause whenever you are about to react harshly and you will avoid doing and saying things you will later regret.  ~~~~  Lori Deschene



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Good morning/afternoon. Wow, did I ever need this today. Thank you for the post Lyne and the ESH's everyone.

I left my first PT session this morning feeling more and more discouraged and angry with myself as the time passed. Last trip to PT was years ago and I could still do much more than now. Even telling myself this is a marathon and not a sprint didn't help. BUT, todays reading sure put it in a way I can digest in this area of my life too. Patience is not my strong suit. It is with others, perhaps too much in some areas lol. Self is not patient with self at all.

Love the proverb too but also the one foot in front of the other feels more comfortable at the time in all areas. Everything about this fellowship always comes back to ODAT ............a much needed reminder and step to patience for me.

Have a great day!


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What I find interesting about patience is that I am more patient with others than I am with myself. I often wished for instant recovery. This program has taught me to be gentle with myself, as well as to those around me.

Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be!
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