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Wisdom

When I was newly sober, I remember sitting in meetings and listening to people who had many many years of sobriety. Two thoughts always went through my head. 1. They are lying about how long they have been sober because, come on, really? 2. I wondered, if maybe, someday, I could also gain the wisdom […]

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Promises

When someone made promises, most often politicians on TV, that were baseless and unable to be kept, my mother would reply with “Promises, Promises”. Even as a small child I knew that meant she had no expectation of that promise being kept. Making empty promises is the action of people who say whatever needs to […]

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Co-sign

I knew a lady, a girl really, who was excited because she found someone to finance a car for her. It was one of those outfits that promised to finance even if your credit was bad. Her credit was bad. She had already asked me to co-sign on a car, but I would not. She […]

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Gossip

gos·sip /ˈɡäsəp/ noun:Casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true. One of the hardest things to recognize is gossip. Should be easy, yet I am often caught in the trap of talking about others, sometimes out of malice sometimes out of feigned concern. Talking […]

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Disappointment

The other day I was expecting my daughter and family to come over and spend the day with me. Unfortunately, she texted that she had tested positive for Covid and could not come. I was very disappointed as this was the second weekend in a row she couldn’t make it due to illnesses. Then I […]

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Turning Our Will Over

Recognizing that we might need a little help getting back on track in our lives, we come to a weird place. In order to make our lives more manageable, and to have some control, we need to give up control. What a paradox! “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to […]

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Gratitude

Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. When we actively seek out those things and circumstances we are grateful for what we do not have become less important. To be grateful is to be kind, to be appreciative not only for what others have […]

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Sunday Thoughts

Forgiveness Forgiveness ©TLWhitaker 7/17/22 The bible tells us to forgive our enemies. Yet how do we do that? How does one forgive the unforgivable? It is easy to hold on to our hurt and anger when someone does us wrong. It becomes like an old friend that wraps us up in a robe of superiority. […]

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The Waiting Room

The prompt for Writer’s Club this month is the waiting room. I am very proud that I didn’t wait to write this story. Usually, it’s an hour before the club meets and then I just jot something down. However, this prompt immediately gave me an idea. Most likely, it was one of those things that […]

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Bee Water Stations

Bee Happy🐝 Yesterday my granddaughter and I were in the pool swimming away when I noticed a bee in the water. While I know that oftentimes bees land in the pool, not just for a drink, sometimes they are exhausted and have gone to bee heaven. Yet, I must try to save the poor thing, […]