Thursday, September 30

A Month Filled with Gratitude.......... 9/30/21

    Gratitude swells within for the ever increasing joy and sense of ease I had this ninth month of the year.  The key elements asked for letting go and humility. 

Wednesday, September 29

Facing Fear... 9/29/21

      Facing fear.  

      My experience with difficult times reminds me our imaginary con-cerns usually portray our prob-lems in a biggger, more negative, and dramatic light than what-ever difficulty we may face.  The issues we

Tuesday, September 21

Being True and Gentle With Ourselves......... 9/21/21

     I've been busy with an increased workload, double the size of two months ago.  During this season of the Covid 19 pandemic, many ask for help from their depression, fear, short temper, and anxi-ety.  I enjoy providing tools that help others get out of their funks. 

     Last Friday, I took a break from my crowded schedule.  Stuart and I spent the day together.  The country-

Tuesday, August 31

The Innkeeper Flew Off a Cliff ............ 8/31/21

      Getting my car        back,   soon. 

      After weeks of negotiating with my insurance com-pany for a better settlement, my car is receiving metic-ulous care at an autobody and repair shop the last two weeks.  

     On July 10th my car flew over a cliff, with me and a friend in it. Fancy that. 

     Before that won-derful experience, by midafternoon I stopped driving.

Wednesday, June 30

A Helpful Perspective That Reduces Tension, Fear 6/30/21

      "Let Go and Let God," a recovery slogan.  

       Gratitude I have for it.  An emotional lifesaver,  a worry reducer.  

       Two days ago, I lost my wallet.  Several credit cards, my driver's license, and other items that allow me navigate everyday living.  A couple of weeks ago, I left it at a 7/11 convenience store, when

Thursday, June 24

Drama on Father's Day, the Solution 6/24/21

    Last Sunday, Father's Day celebrations took place.  In two weeks the Fourth of July fireworks would be set off throughout our nation.  Little did I know fire- works 

Monday, May 31

An Overview of Acceptance. Using Recovery, We Thrive............ 5/31/21

The Dictionary Definition of Acceptance

        There is the dic-tionary definition of acceptance.  It is akin to resignation.  "I have to accept or resign myself with the fact my wife or husband is control-ling."   Or, "I have to accept that my rela-tionship with a loved

Friday, May 21

Doing Backflips 5/21/21

         I had dramatic times since the last time visiting with you, guests to this inn. 

         One experience took place after being genuine with someone wanting my

Friday, April 30

Emotional Sobriety: Having EQ......... 4/30/21

       Reflections dur-ing the end of this month of openings.  The month of April is named as such because this is the month when flowers start blooming or opening up. In Span-ish, the name for this month is Abril.  It is easy seeing this con-nection to the Span-ish word abrirto

Thursday, April 29

My Buddy, Part I 4/29/21

       I am reintroducing an old post.  

       It has been seven plus years since I've dusted off this story and shared it here.  It is about a friend-ship that reaches a tender part my heart and nurtures it beyond mea-sure. 

      I found it in the dusty bins in the library of this inn of gratitude.  It is among my favorites, awakening emo-tions each time I revisit the series posted above as "Buddy of Mine."  

      I cry good tears.   Every time.   

Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.