Make every task you undertake, or person you encounter, your “universe” for the moment.

Rapt attention, as I mentioned in an earlier essay, surpasses in value every other character trait we may possess.  The decision to honor our fellow travelers with devoted attention, in regard to their every word, their loud as well as their quiet behavior, their very presence in our lives regardless of what the expression is; […]

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75! A Milestone.

Blowing out the candles on a 75th birthday cake nearly took my breath away.  Not because there were so many candles.  Actually, there was only one.  Thank goodness.  It was simply the awareness of my age coupled with the realization that the years were slipping away all too quickly.  Years that couldn’t be repeated, recaptured, […]

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We are needed where we are. Always.

Early in my 12 step recovery a sponsor assured me that it wasn’t an accident that I “landed” in AA.  She firmly believed that there are no accidents, no coincidences either, on our way to wherever we show up.  Even though I doubted her at that time, I didn’t argue.  I knew that there wasn’t […]

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The Wilson House experience . . .

I mentioned a couple weeks back that I was scheduled to go to VT to facilitate a workshop at the Wilson House.  That’s the Bill Wilson House. And for any of you reading this who are in AA, you can only imagine what a thrill this was for me to have been asked to lead […]

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To shift one’s perception is transformative.

I was first introduced to the idea of shifting my perception in the book: A COURSE IN MIRACLES.  The book had no real author, at least there wasn’t a name on the book’s spine.  One of my husband’s sisters gave the set of books (originally there were 3 books in the set) to us as […]

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Wilson House, here I come . . .

I am absolutely thrilled to have been invited to present a workshop at the Bill Wilson House in East Dorset, VT.  For one thing, I have never been to VT.  And secondly, I think I can safely speak for any one in AA when I say that to present a program there, feels like a […]

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Those who cross our path . . .

I have spent long hours thinking about and then treasuring all the encounters I have had in my nearly 75 years of living.  In my youth, it never dawned on me, of course, that the people I met “had been sent;” had been part of the divine journey that was mine and only mine.  Even […]

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Time passes so quickly. . .

I looked at the date of my last post and was shocked.  It has been over a month since I connected with the readers of this blog.  Please accept my apology.  Travel took me away from this particular task and then regrouping after all the travel took it’s toll too.  I am becoming a bit […]

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One’s path is divine. . .

I wouldn’t have agreed with this idea prior to recovery.  I wasn’t “a believer.”  Random acts ruled, as far as I was concerned.  I don’t remember any more when I began to shift my perspective.  Perhaps I had grown ready for the change in thinking when I came into Al-Anon in 1974. At least the […]

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We are “called.” Those who join us are “called” too.

I find such comfort in the idea that we are “here, now,” intentionally.  I love the awareness that whomever I meet, only casually or quite seriously, was sent.  In fact, I had “requested” the meeting at a time and in a space I have long since forgotten about.  My first sponsor told me this in […]

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