Hello All, I’m an old fart with many years of experience under my gut. I walked many miles, seen all parts of the world, been a drunk and alcohol abuser off and on until I decided enough was enough. I’m happy to say I have known Richard for many years, and consider him a good friend, and one of the best counselors in the area. I’ve help Richard, with Alcohol and Drug Assessment, and done some counseling under his supervision for a few years. I lived with hate, despair, anger, and alcohol, for a few years, seen a lot of shrinks, been on a lot of medications, some were of some help; others were just a bunch of pill pushers. Taking more time for myself, as with any kind of recovery is the key to recovery. You have to do it for yourself and no one else. You have to have determination no matter what; nothing should come before your sobriety. Sobriety is a selfish recovery program, point blank. What good does beating your self up accomplish? To some extent it’s good, but when it becomes a hindrance, for change you want to accomplish its nothing more then harmful to any worth while goal, to positive change. Watch out for backsliding also, or what they call relapse, thinking and thoughts about drinking. So stay away from non-sober people, and places, and hangouts. Because they will all have an effect on your sobriety. Be the best you can be and take it one day at a time, not only in staying sober, but looking at your recovery program, and staying with it. My advice is free; you can take it or leave it. Wish all of you, the best in your recovery. Hope I can be of help in a limited way!

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Quotes July 8, 2012

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Wingleads.com   CAST OF CHARACTERS I Can’t is a quitter, I Don’t Know is lazy, I Wish I Could is a wisher, I Might is waking up, I Will Try is on his feet, I Can is on his way, I Will …

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Quotes July 9, 2012

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. ~Vince Lombardi Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain …

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The Optimist Creed

No, I’m not perfect either, but we can try to live by it. As well, in our human condition, it gives wise advice to live by and to learn to live by; all we can do is try. The Optimist Creed Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. …

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Quotes July 7 2012

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. ~Vince Lombardi Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain …

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Self-mastery

You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself. The height of a man’s success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. And this law is the expansion of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others. -Leonardo …

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Quotes July 6, 2012

What we have here is a failure to communicate!   “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and impossible to find it elsewhere.”   The feeling of having done a job well is rewarding; the feeling of having done it perfectly is fatal. -Donley Feddersen   Once you accept the fact that you’re …

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Quotes July 5, 2012

  “Never argue with a fool: onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.   Positiveoutlooks   In every community, there is work to do be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it. – Native American   “Stop looking outside for scraps …

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Quotes July 4, 2012

“Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present”                                                                                                Unknown _________________ Happiness is like a butterfly The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it comes and sits softly on your shoulder.                                                                                        Henry David Thoreau

Quotes July 3, 2012

Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own. — Unknown     We believe what we tell ourselves Tell yourself The time is now –          Native American …

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