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HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:59 am
by Noels
Hi everyone, ive had a seriously hard day at work today and am feeling a bit sorry for myself so uplifting comments will now be welcome. Jip I thought about what I said in one of the conversations that viewing the world, people and everything else in an " angelic " fashion 24/7 last night and there was the slightest of doubt so WHAM!!! it got thrown at me from all angles today.... Remember my words ... I prefer to experience things myself .... I'm still going but not on 150% energy/power so I'm " retiring " for a short while to get that cup of caffeine and a few moments of silence to heal and restore. So please feel free to type away and share your thoughts but please remember to keep it positive. Just for today.
Love and Light
Noels

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:37 am
by leejosepho
Stop and smell the roses, but discard the rose-colored glasses and watch for thorns along the way.

Here is our deal and what we have been promised:

"...if an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through work and self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the certain trials and low spots ahead. If he did not work, he would surely drink again, and if he drank, he would surely die. Then faith would be dead indeed. With us it is just like that." (page 15)

And so...

"...we are now on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God. We trust infinite God rather than our finite selves. We are in the world to play the role He assigns. Just to the extent that we do as we think He would have us, and humbly rely on Him, does He enable us to match calamity with serenity." (page 68)

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me...and I learned that after realizing a ship must be sent out before there is any point in waiting for one to come in.

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:16 am
by Noels
Eish brother I appreciate your quick reply but how about just a simple nice uplifting comment? From one alcoholic who must have had bad days at work to another alcoholic who just had a bad day at work. Sometimes all we need is a gentle smile, pat on the back and to say " ... don't worry my girl. These days still happen. Especially since you've asked for it but tomorrow the sun will shine again, the birds will sing and it will be a new day with new possibilities. Take it easy and go to a meeting tonight if you can :. Or a personal experience of a bad day that you had and how you handled it would be really great.
Anyhow, gotta go make dinner. Meeting tonight.
Chat later,
Love and Light
Noels

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:32 am
by Duke
I'm so grateful for all the bad days I've had at work that I didn't make worse. I always remind myself, "embrace it. It'll be over before your know it".

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:42 am
by whipping post
True Duke. Life is short. Too short to drink away. What a gift sobriety is.

Noel, i've had up and down days but none anywhere nearly as bad as most were toward the end of my drinking career. I bet you could say the same thing. One thing that always helps me on a bad day is doing something for someone else. Or reaching out to another alcoholic to help them. Puts that misery to bed every time.

Spring is in the air! How's that for uplifting.

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:12 am
by D'oh
There are Small Bumps in the "Road of Happy Destiny."

But really, in the Grand Scheme, they mean so little. And may help us prepare for the next bumps.

Keep your chin up Doll. It will all be better.

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:10 pm
by Noels
Hello my friends. Thank you so much for the nice words. The words from Whipping Post that no bad day has been as bad as the ones towards the end of his drinking career - this one hit home, and Duke's " embrace it" - " embrace " - much deeper meaning to me now, - and D'oh "Keep your chin up doll. It will all be better " - warm and comforting..... exactly what I needed to hear. The feeling that I got when I read your messages was as if I was being snuggled in a warm soft pink blanket, comfortable and safe whilst its freezing cold and snowing outside ... thank you for that.
Just got back from meeting - 2nd meeting at the same place I went to last week and this meeting had everything I required for my (hehehehe I'm gonna say it) weary soul tonight. Everything Ive been looking for that I associated with the word "AA". From the warm welcome at the door, to reading the 12 Traditions to the speaker who was a lady, 16 months sober (her belly button birthday today also can you believe). This was her first share apparently and she also accepted her 12 month token tonight as her actual 12 month birthday was apparently an absolute nightmare so she never shared or took the token at that time. Her share had everything - her shattered life before she joined, some difficulties she experienced along the way, how the steps worked and still works for her AND the beautiful part was that her spiritual foundation was visible and present during the entire share. That was absolutely awesome and so refreshing. She didn't go into the details but she didn't have to. The message was clear, understood and well received.
So I am grateful for today. Hardships and all because once again My God gave me exactly what I asked for last night. A difficult day that tested my limits. But not only did He give me a difficult day, He also gave me kind and loving people - YOU - who made it better when I asked for help and as an added bonus He ended this day with the most perfect imperfect meeting I have ever attended.
So all is well in my world tonight. With My God leading the way and with people like you by my side this journey will have a happy ending.
Filled with gratitude, sending you love and light, nite nite, off to bed
Noels

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:44 am
by positrac
I was nine months sober and I came back to my apt. and my room mate who was a maintenance drunk was drinking beer and watching cheers on tv as this was our daily deal after work was to watch cheers and Sanford and son. This day I was really worked up and I wanted to drink so bad as I thought it would take the mess of the day away. I think I said this out loud to get some reinforced approval from my room mate and he said: He'd beat my azz if I drank as I was doing something he couldn't do. I stopped thinking about me and I thought wow I didn't need to relapse in order to get through these rough patches in early sobriety. That occurred back in 1990 and so we all have our moments of trials and I think for me it makes me stronger when I can dismiss those thoughts.

Keep on coming back.

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:41 pm
by Lali
There will always be hard days, Noels. Not just for us here. It's just life and everyone has to deal with it. But we have a program to help us thru it. And you are not alone.

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:08 am
by Noels
Hallllllloooooo dear friends :D joh what a day again! I especially went back into this post to see what date I posted the original post so I could compare dates to see if it was just " my time " for the painbody to " sneak " out trying to " fool me " but sadly not. So i'll simply take today as one of those days under "it is what it is" and finished. Hehehehe its either that or --- I have this idea that the full moon affect some people (especially male persons :lol: :lol: ) and that it also depends on how the stars and planets lie :lol: I cant confirm this as I have not studied astrology or astronomy or anything relating to the planets yet. Noticing however, how " groups of people" suddenly become aggressive or complains about the smallest thing is a very interesting phenomena so if there is anyone out there who have studied the stars and its position and effect on living organism, it would be interesting indeed to hear from you.
Be that as it may, on days like today, instead of allowing it to get to me or bother me I simply follow some very good advice given by someone on an inspirational message as follows :

" Courage does not always roar.
sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
" I will try again tomorrow ".

So good night, good luck and God Bless.
Chat again tomorrow.
Mwah
Love and Light
Noels

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:11 pm
by PaigeB
" Courage does not always roar.
sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
" I will try again tomorrow ".
I like that! Do you know who the quote is from?

The moon & the brain... Non-scientific thoughts to ponder...

The body is 90% water right? Think what the moon does to the water in the ocean.

My mom was an emergency room nurse, actually a lot of different types of nursing in her 60+ year career. She would a swear on the Bible, a holy vow for her, that people are different under the moon phases. She looked at it only to see that she was seeing a pattern, she is not an astronomer or astrologist. LOL. But she could tell you the stage of the moon by the activity in the ER or hospital ward!

My husband is a prison guard for 18 years. He will confirm that the full moon makes folks different, laugh with that "Of course it is true" look, but he will not tell tales.

When I see a full moon I sigh and re-affirm that the world is a chaotic place, outta my control. Just another day/night for me. But I side with those who think men are more affected. :lol: :lol:

Just kidding guys! (((hugs))) to all.

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:32 pm
by Lali
I did a research paper in college on the subject and the only thing I remember (that was a looong time ago, folks) is that it was documented that there was a lot more activity in emergency rooms during full moons. As someone here stated. After completing my research, I was convinced that a full moon does make a lot of stuff happen.

Re: HARD HARD DAY AT WORK

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:35 pm
by D'oh
Moon Phase does affect both sexes, maybe not equally but different. But it is the time of the month that I am truly grateful for the program. The ability to step back and believe that this too will pass. Tomorrow will be another day. Rather than get so caught up in whatever is happening.

To be able to stop and say the 3rd step prayer, then turn efforts to where I can help.