Gratitude and Trust: Recovery is Not Just For Addicts

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

by tracey jackson and paul williams Pre-Order the Book Sign Up

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free. 

–Thich Nhat Hanh Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.

–Hugh Prather Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

The stubbornly doubter always wants to be heard but listens to nothing and misconstrues everything.

–Toba Beta Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great and powerful one.

–A.. J. Jacobs Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Jul 20 2014

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A BRIEF PAUSE

Addictions

A BRIEF PAUSE

For the next two weeks Paul and I are taking a blogging break.  We will be posting affirmations each day. But tomorrow we go into the studio to spend the week recording our audio book.  We are excited by this. But  between that and putting together our book tour and organizing what we will be saying and reading on the road, our proverbial plates are full.  Not to mention it is summer and we want to gear up for the… Read More

Jul 15 2014

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“THE BEAT GOES ON”

Connection, Emotions, Family, Growth, Hanging In There

“THE BEAT GOES ON”

    The beat goes on. If you’re of a certain age that phrase will quickly conjure up an image of Sonny & Cher.  They were rock and roll royalty.  Top Forty titans if you will. The song, written by Sonny, paints a lyrical portrait of changing times.           “The Charleston was once the rage, uh huh          History has turned the page, uh huh          Grocery store’s the super mart, uh huh          Little girls still break their hearts, uh huh”… Read More

Jul 9 2014

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LAUNDRY

Acceptance, Action, Moving Forward

LAUNDRY

I’m having a really tough time right now. It’s my day off and laundry is on my list of things to do. Yet when i went out to put in a load in the washing machine I found someone else’s clothes sitting in there. Wet having gone through a cycle. Yeah. I live in a apartment complex. Community washer and dryer. Don’t like it. I used to live in a place that had it’s own right in the apartment. Talk… Read More

Jul 7 2014

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WHO ARE YOU FOLLOWING?

Guides, Mindfulness, Moving Forward, Right Action

WHO ARE YOU FOLLOWING?

  I don’t know the difference between my left and my right. Well, that is not true, I do know; I just don’t always pay attention to which is which. For instance if you happen to be in car with me and tell me to “Turn left”, I may take a sharp right. Which usually leads the person with me to ask, “Don’t you know the difference between your left and right?” I’m not sure where my inability to sometimes differentiate… Read More

Jul 3 2014

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

Freedom

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.  NELSON MANDELA  

Jun 30 2014

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Dani Shapiro,

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ON SMALL, SEISMIC SHIFTS

Acceptance, Change, Family, Living Fully

ON SMALL, SEISMIC SHIFTS

As I wrote the title for today’s post, I thought back to the title of Grace Paley‘s story collection, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute.  One of the great titles ever.  Do enormous changes ever come upon us in any way, other than the last minute?  We apply ourselves each day.  We show up.  We practice our craft.  We love the people we love.  We try to be good friends.  To be kind.  Compassionate.  We soften into life, like velveteen rabbits.  And then… Read More

Jun 24 2014

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A GHOST STORY

Fear, Humor, Letting Go

A GHOST STORY

  I love movies.  Almost any genre except one.  Slasher films. I tend to avoid realistic horror on the silver screen.  I’m a scaredy cat.  Life long member of the “duck down behind the seat in front of you, cover your eyes and wait till the audience stops screaming before you return to an upright position in your seat” club.  It’s a club that needs a shorter name. I am, however, a sucker for a good ghost story. There’s a… Read More

Jun 23 2014

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HAND IT OVER

Acceptance, Guides, Letting Go, Mindfulness

HAND IT OVER

  The concept comes in many different forms, with many different sayings attached. “Letting go and letting God”  is perhaps the most famous refrain. A less specifically religious, but one that covers a multitude of higher powers…“I don’t know what to do – you take over.” The second affirmation in Gratitude and Trust covers this. We are only letting out the first two affirmations before publication. “I don’t know how to do this but something inside me does.” They all fall… Read More

Jun 20 2014

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TWO’S THE CHARM

Truth, Understanding

TWO’S THE CHARM

Those of you who get this sent to you by MailChimp probably noticed that strange floating quote that made little sense in the context of this site. It was also attributed to me and it was not my quote. The problem is we added some new things to the site the day before. And despite the fact it says you can upload media into Affirmations, they appear on the site, but they won’t be mailed out. It was a bit… Read More

Jun 16 2014

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COMMUNICATION

Addictions, Clarity, Communication, Connection

COMMUNICATION

Sticking with the communication theme from Paul and Tracey I want to share something new that I’ve been working on. Some really big. I hope you’re as excited to hear about it as I am to share it. Are you ready? Okay here goes.   ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. That was it. Pretty cool right? Okay I’ll explain. I’m no longer opening my mouth just to make myself feel good. At least that’s what I’m working on. See I’m a codependent with bouts… Read More