2023 Thoughts – Looking Forward – Eyes On Today

Without Alcohol

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I am back in 12-Step rooms. I wrote two blogs recently, related to a specific 12-Step program but have unpublished them to honor the 12-Step – 11th Tradition: Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.

Once I have some solid sobriety time under my belt while working the program with my sponsor, my sponsor has agreed to read these blogs to help edit (if possible) and republish while honoring the 11th Tradition.

Below is a list of blogs that speak to my struggles with alcohol:

To See And Feel Within The Woman I Am And How I Want To Be

To continue to dig deep within and manifest who I truly am meant to be…

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I Believe, At Any Age, We Can Seek To Improve Ourselves From A Place Of Heart Rather Than Judgement And Criticism

To improve not because I feel flawed…

To improve because I am on a spiritual journey…

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Pondering How To Successfully Live Life On Life’s Terms

With grace and humility…

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Contemplating A Vision Of Myself With Humble Confidence And A Kind Voice

To honor my morals and values out there in the world, while honoring the morals and values of others…

Looks just like me! I enlisted the artistic talent of Mila, our 10 year old granddaughter to draw and colour my Charlie Brown character for the GPV Grade 6 Modular Charlie Brown Christmas Tree wall art!
Looks just like me! I enlisted the artistic talent of Mila, our 10 year old granddaughter to draw and colour my Charlie Brown character for the GPV Grade 6 Modular Charlie Brown Christmas Tree wall art!

To Bring Laughter And Joy As A Default Way Of Being

If I can’t laugh at myself, I have become too serious and insecure….

Joyful Stephanie
Joyful Stephanie

To Have Dreams I Work Towards….

Like someday owning a horse… a pinto quarter horse….

Dreaming of my future horse and I...
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Majestic Pinto Horse 80 - AmyLyn Bihrle
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To Find My Own Concept Of God

My sponsor says I will find this though prayer and meditation…. and love in my heart…

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Let Go And Let God

And stop trying to control every outcome…..

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To Feel I Belong

A journey of the heart, this is….

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And Practice Gratitude

When I feel self-pity…

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I think that it is for today in my every day human being journey!

I wish for you a 2023 filled with laughter, love and joy,,,

S, 💛

December 16th - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Joyful Stephanie and Michael
December 16th – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Joyful Stephanie and Michael

5 Comments Add yours

  1. mama says:

    What a wonderful blog! It truly is filled with beautiful daily reminders …for all of us! Keep laughing Stephanie, your laughter is contagious. Love you lots mama🥰💞

    1. Thanks mama!! Love you lots, too!! 💛☀️🌼💛

  2. All the best in 2023 Stephanie! Maggie

    1. Maggie!!!! Great to hear from you!! Same to you, and that you have the best year, ever!!! 💛🌼💛🌼

  3. Nancy Batty says:

    Wonderfully wise! Thanks for posting, and happy new year to you and Mike.

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