Jan 18 2015

Tracey Jackson



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On Saturday  Paul and I had the honor of speaking at The Caron Foundation’s Alumni and Family Lunch.  Caron is a group we love and the work they do in recovery  is extraordinary.

Without question one of my favorite places to be is in a room full of recovering addicts. There is an element of love, honesty and openness and kindness I never experience in any other parts of my life.

An example is Marguerite.  Marguerite never met us, yet she arrived bearing gifts. A lovely handmade heart that held  a prayer. The heart has a pocket that holds your wishes. It’s like a God Box only it’s a heart.

This is the prayer that was tucked inside. For me it was exactly the prayer I needed to read at that very moment. It is a prayer I will return to time and time again.

I want to share it with all of you.


Marguerite’s Prayer

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with the people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.

Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.

Tracey Jackson

Tracey Jackson is a screenwriter and blogger at traceyjacksononline.com. Her book Gratitude and Trust is now available.