Gratitude and Trust: Recovery is Not Just For Addicts

Affirmations and inspiration
to keep you gratefully in the moment and trusting of the future.

by tracey jackson and paul williams Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

If you lose all hope, you can always find it again.

–Richard Ford Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Tomorrow has not invited you yet, so LIVE for today! Tomorrow is near, yet so far away. Choose this day to smile, laugh, love unconditionally, and be happy within.

–Stephanie Lahart Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

It’s better to allow our lives to speak for us than just our words.

–Unknown Source - Good Friday Quotes Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.

–Sarah Dessen Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Apr 21 2014

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Acceptance, Patience

ACCEPTANCE

One of the most powerful scenes in the movie “Network” was Peter Finch playing a disillusioned broadcaster screaming that he was “mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore!”  It earned him an Oscar. Rosa Parks courageous refusal to give up her seat to a white woman on a Montgomery Alabama bus is celebrated as a seminal moment in the birth of the CIvil Rights Movement Life saving discovery’s in medicine may be traced to brilliant minds refusing to… Read More

Apr 16 2014

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DREAMS, Faith, Goodness

I BELIEVE IN BELIEF

This week is the trifecta of Holy Days in the Judea Christian world. We started with Monday and Tuesday being devoted to Passover, the holiest of holy holidays in the Jewish religion. And we end the week with Good Friday and Easter, the high holy days of Christianity. Being somewhat of a spiritual mutt myself I celebrate everything.  I took off my cross, replaced it with my Hamsa and attended a Seder Monday evening.  I will do something to celebrate… Read More

Apr 14 2014

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Robert Levithan,

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Bravery, Clarity, Courage, Emotions

DIVIDENDS OF A DIFFICULT MIND

  One might say I have been blessed with an overactive mind; one might say I have been cursed with an overactive mind;  one might say I simply have a mind—and it’s the only one I have this time around. Gifts and challenges come in the same package.  My mind is complex and busy, maybe brilliant at times, and it would rarely give me a rest if I had not developed practices and strategies for managing it. In EVERY DAY,… Read More

Apr 7 2014

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DREAMS

DREAMS

I’m not sure if it’s the rich foods I’ve been indulging in on the road or the European cultural input but for the last few nights I’ve had the most vivid dreams. An example: I’m spending what seems like hours trying to pack a bicycle for a steep, uphill ride from a studio I worked at years ago to a house on a hill that looks like a Disney castle. With the sunlight bursting from behind a cloud it’s heaven… Read More

Apr 2 2014

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Muhammad Ali,

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Courage, Moving Forward, Obstacles

All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.

All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.

Mar 31 2014

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Bravery, Change, Emotions

IF THEY ONLY HAD A HEART

  When a man’s an empty kettle He should be on his mettle And yet I’m torn apart Just because I’m presumin’ That I could be a human If I only had a heart I’d be tender, I’d be gentle And awful sentimental Regarding love and art I’d be friends with the sparrows And the boy that shoots the arrows If I only had a heart Just to register emotion, jealousy, devotion And really feel the part I could stay… Read More

Mar 25 2014

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Bravery, Courage, Emotions, Faith

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS – UNANSWERED PRAYERS

  The mystery of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 seems to have highjacked the airways and remains a constant on all the news channels.  The endless restating of limited facts and difficult to understand technical data is all a bit mind numbing, until you stop to think about the passengers and their loved ones. What must it be like for the families of the missing passengers and crewmembers? They’re world turned upside down.  What has happened here? The frustration and the… Read More

Mar 20 2014

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Taking a couple of days…

Taking a couple of days for much needed rest. Back soon. Peace, Tracey & Paul

Mar 17 2014

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Clarity, Emotions, Mindfulness, Moving Forward

FIRST RESPONDER

  As we all know the first responder is the person on the scene of an accident or crime that shows up ( hopefully) before anyone else. EMS, Police, Firemen, the first ones we rely on in case of emergency. They are fast.  They are proficient in being ready to move in a split second. They are so trained to act they don’t actually have to think. That ingrained sense of “I’m on my way” is why you hear about… Read More

Mar 12 2014

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Zachary Goodson,

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Addictions, Change, Courage, Emotions, Freedom, Love

IT’S OK TO LET GO

Have you ever wanted to say goodbye to someone but couldn’t?  Wanted to tell someone that the relationship between the two of you wasn’t quite what you wanted it to be?  Have you ever wanted to end something but you were too afraid to do so?  Afraid of how the other person would respond?  Afraid of hurting someone?  Afraid of the unknown? I fully realize that it’s impossible to put myself inside your head.  Anyone’s head for that matter.  But… Read More