Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hope

Well...

I'm supposed to be trying on my martian dress right now.  Instead I decided to write a post real quick.  Ape is not going to be happy with me...that I'm stalling so much.  I'm scared of the metallic fabric!

But I've been thinking about my friend.  Drazil.  It's her birthday today- and I can't stop thinking about how I hope her day is so wonderful.  How I hope that she is indeed enjoying and celebrating her life.  I hope she is laughing and having some birthday cake if she wants it. :)  It's a day of celebration today!  This beautiful woman who affects us all in some positive way was brought into this world.  It's a better place because of her- whether she recognizes it or not.

The scale is starting to come down and I'm happy.  It's been 1 week!  Tonight is my second ARP class and I'm excited.  I've been reading step 2 already and I love it.  It's about hope- how we can go from feeling discarded and forgotten to finding that glimmer of hope.  How we can go from hopeless to laughing, talking, smiling, attending meetings, praying, seeking solace, reading things that inspire us, and writing in our recovery journals.  One of my favorite lines from the workbook this week, "No habit, no addiction, no rebellion, no transgression, no offense exempted from the promise of complete forgiveness."  I love that.  Can I completely forgive myself for my weaknesses?  Yes, I can.  Can I completely overcome them?  Yes, I can.  Can I have hope?  Yes!!  I can and I do.

That's really all I'm going to write about today.  I have a lot going on but wanted to just take a moment while the ARP stuff was still fresh in my mind.  May you all have a wonderful day today..

D

7 comments:

  1. Oh my Dizzy....you're too sweet for words. My day is amazing...Jenny sent me beautiful magnolias and balloons and my parents brought me roses and now I get to go home to Rambo. I had ice cream today at work from my co-workers and everything is going to be just fine. I have HOPE too....partly because of you and all the people in blogland who have sent me well wishes today. ILYGTD....

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  2. Sounds like you're well on track -- enjoy your meeting! And fear not the metallic fabric. Hee :)

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  3. Hope is a beautiful thing! Have a great time at the party.

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  4. Ahhh. Grace. My favorite thing. :D "There is, therefore, now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" and "Nothing can separate us form the love of God through Christ Jesus our Lord." (The beginning and end of Romans 8.)

    That 'nothing' includes everything--what we do, what has been done to us, our past, our present, and our future..everything. NOTHING separates us from God's grace.

    I know, I got preachy, but you hit my favorite subject.

    I'm liking your ARC material. :D Is it Mormon curriculum or from a general source? Can I get copies of the workbook, etc?

    Deb

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  5. Hey Dizzy! Hope it is! Love it. Such a nice shout out to Draz & positive toned post. 1 week down, next is today! You'll own it I'm sure & YOU BETTER POST A PIC from Halloween of your costume since you keep talking about it! Can't wait to see it; bet it looks fab!

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