Dear ( ME )

Counseling –


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I really had a great day today while at work – sounds weird huh!! It is not like I am working my DREAM JOB and loving it! LOL ……….However, there are perks that I do get “emotionally and spiritually” behind it.

Being a drug and alcohol counselor for almost 3 years has really given me a VERY different perspective on life…. dealing with their battles of depression and a long list of mental health issues or what I prefer to call “situations” is a task that you have to really CARE about instead of looking at it as a job.
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Dealing with people who are apart of AA ( Alcohol Anonymous ) vs people who are apart of NA ( Narcotics Anonymous ) I would consider different – same “meeting concept” but different demons –

My OLD mindset was just in a black and white version of people who suffered in their addictive states…. It has its rewards but more often there is failure.Many patients are court-ordered and present problems and not seeking treatment. Many believe they don’t have a problem and are trying to beat the system. The money isn’t very good ( to my standards based on how much I give of MYSELF )………………but I do it to afford those who are serious about recovery the opportunity to learn about it in a safe environment…

Being honest… “at this moment”…….My rewards aren’t in money but in seeing people change the way they live despite having an incurable, and often fatal, condition. Sadly, more people die than live….
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Nonetheless, where I work is a faith-based program and having the ability to have God “in the mix” does help!

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Dear ( ME )

Wishful Thinking –


I have ALWAYS desired to go to the UK… and until I get there – here’s to London Dreams! This is one of the countries that I have considered relocating too in the past – but as you know the story…..my son was helping me clean out of closets… a little Spring cleaning – and he ACCIDENTIALLY threw out our passports that was enclosed inside of the manilla envelopes! Well, I will relocate…. ” soon enough ” So I am “sorta – kinda” patiently waiting…. LOL

Inspiration

Helping Others….


If you don’t ask the right questions…you can never discover the answers which will move your life in the direction of possibility and purpose. What’s the ONE (?) question that you are holding yourself accountable to answer with your life choices today?
A great deal of people think that age ALWAYS plays a huge part in how individuals react to negative circumstances but that is not the case. It is imperative that we all, NO MATTER WHAT THE AGE have “accountability partners” to help direct us and keep our actions / motives / choices in tact.
“Are you the cause or the effect? Are you the engine or the caboose? Are you making history or watching history be made? Are you the one everyone is talking about or one of those doing the talking? Are you the thermostat or the thermometer? I love to teach these types of strategies to others who may fell that they are  in a tight spot and they need to know that hope is right around the corner. I can say this due to MY OWN crazy and heart wrenching experiences over the years….
Your life has an special purpose that only you can fulfill. It’s not a game….it’s your life. Take a leap of faith and move forward as if you could not fail. State your daily goals, and create forward momentum in your life.
Every day affirm to yourself that there is no emotion that you cannot handle, no difficulty that you cannot surmount, and no challenge that you cannot tackle. Face the future confidently – knowing that you were born for such a time as this!
Are you making things happen or waiting to see what happens? It is your life…play big but safe!”
Dear ( ME )

Self Talk


People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also….but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop.

Do not let another day go by where your dedication to other people’s opinions is greater than your dedication to your own emotions! I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise….. AND SO SHOULD YOU!!

No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today. What are you going to create NOW?

Inspiration

Doing Your Part


Maintaining a positive attitude keeps a smile on your face and makes you pleasant to be around.  Don’t be deterred by those who don’t believe in the importance of positive thinking.  There are enough other people who will be positively influenced.

Demonstrate the importance of excellence by being the best you can be.  Don’t settle for “good enough” or mediocrity.  You should be able to be proud of the quality of all your work.  Avoid doing the minimum needed to just get by.

Be honorable, trustworthy, and dependable.  Speak out against injustice.  Be your own person.  Don’t go along with the crowd for the sake of acceptance.  Stick up for your friends and don’t bad mouth others.  Be a beacon of integrity.  There are far too many examples of dishonest and unethical behavior.

Don’t be a fair weather friend who is there only when times are good.  It’s when someone is down and out emotionally that they really need someone to turn to.  Be there for them even if you are the only one stepping up.

Set an example of the importance of accountability by taking responsibility for your life and circumstances.  Don’t behave like a victim by blaming others.  Don’t whine and complain.  Demonstrate the importance of a can do attitude by taking action.  Exhibit the benefits of developing effective problem solving skills.

Admit when you are wrong and apologize.  No one is perfect.  Continually strive to improve.  Set an example of humility.  There’s no need to brag or show off, especially when it hurts others.  Take advantage of your strengths while endeavoring to overcome your weaknesses.

Stay young at heart in order to maintain a sense of wonder and excitement.  Maintain an attitude of gratitude for all of the good things in your life you should be thankful for.  Don’t take things or people for granted.

 

Ministry

Sorry To Bust Your Bubble –


IN MINISTRY ……TOO  MANY PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR SUPER HEROS , ” THEY ARE  FICTIONAL  ” 

 

  PREACHERS  ARE  HUMANS  JUST LIKE  YOU , THEY GO THROUGH JUST LIKE YOU , IF  NOT  WORSE!

If you do not believe me, just watch the news… The Colorado TRAGEDY was imitated by someone TRYING to be like The Joker!

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