Friday, July 31, 2009

A Sign?



In my hometown, I was jogging and I came across this sign. I stopped in mid tracks, startled. And then I looked up laughing and said, "I got it. Okay, I got it!"

This was the day after I was affirming the same words in a notebook, in a three day management meeting. The VERY same words.

I just had to take this picture . . .

(The labels for this are interesting)

34 comments:

Madison said...

Oh, I love it. It's going on my refrigerator. Thanks!

Cindy said...

This is one of my slogans...I must have faith.

Syd said...

Thanks Joe. I think that things will be okay too. I just need to keep the faith.

Al-anon again said...

I love it, guess you are being told something!

Gin said...

Wow!

Couture de Papier said...

I am starting a 1hr 'unofficial' 11th step meditation telephone conference Sunday 7pm eastern with guest host.Post email on my blog if interested and I will send free conference telephone number. Ciao!

Rhonda said...

sometimes I ask my Hubby to tell me that and I feel better because I know it's true.
:)
Love this post.

Anonymous said...

Is there a new site for this blog?

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Doc in Al-Anon said...

While travelling in England I saw a road sign on the highways: "Free Recovery Starts Here".
Tried to photograph it, but we were always travelling too fast. :)

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陸路 said...

「不可能」這個字詞,在聰明人的字典中是找不到的。 ..................................................

Anonymous said...

Joe,

Where are you? I miss your inspiration.

開會討論 said...

GOOD........................................

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kelly said...

My higher power can do anything, it just took a long time to get a attitude of trust, one day at a time, sober living by the sea - has saved my life and all are welcome to our open meetings on the beach. http://www.soberliving.com
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Anonymous said...

How come you haven't done a blog in 2010?! I'm wondering if you are just plain burned out from the circus act--I, mean, divorce court. Yeah, I managed to survive the drama and I'm sure you did, too. I'd love to see another blog- I enjoy reading them!

Ms. Archila said...

What an awesome picture, and spiritual experience. I love how creative God is in his communication with me. I have found him on the quote off of my Starbucks cup, and the cheesy State Farm commercial. :)

Maureen said...

That was kind of creepy. But then the message was really nice. Plus that was really interesting. And yes, keep the faith.

anon,

TheUndertaker said...

Haha, love it! Someone is speaking loud and clear. Enjoy your time away

Anonymous said...

thank you

Michelle Sears said...

I just found your blog and I could really use the help in dealing with an alcoholic sister. Who I love more than anything in this world but I watch her slowly drink herself sick. I want to believe that everything will be okay.

Al Anon Hasta La Muerte said...

Hi - I am new to blogging but hope that more communication will help my recovery. LIF.

muse said...

This is so wild. I just posted on my blog an entry entiled "A Sign?"
Then I googled "Al-Anon blog" clicked on your link and that was the title of your entry. Is it a sign?!
If you want to visit my very new blog, the address is http://muse-whoami.blogspot.com/. Thank you for sharing. Keep an open mind!

swiss life said...

very interesting

tearlessnights said...

come back... blog more... you are missed!

Eddie Red said...

Thanks for the post. Check out the New Life House site. That is where I got sober. New Life House - A Structured Sober Living

Jennie Lynn @ Appleseed Prim said...

This really doesn't have anything to do with this particular post but I just found your blog today and didn't really know where else to comment. My DH is an alocholic (why is that still so hard to say), he's in AA, has a sponsor and is working the steps. Despite being "dry" for 90 days he still engages daily in the "alcoholic behaviors" I've come to simply know as "who he is". I guess I just wanted to say, "This is hard." I mean really really hard. Since my DH joined AA I've had headaches, mood swings, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, depression, body aches -- more so than I ever did when he was actively drinking. I've been sick more in the past three months than in the last ten years of our marriage combined. I pointed this out to my DH and he said, "So you'd rather I quit the program and went back to drinking? Is that what you want?" No. No, definitely not. He says I'm more comfortable with him being a drunk, that I don't want him to achieve sobriety and that's why he never will. I don't know about being more comfortable with him being a drunk. Maybe I thought I knew how to deal with him then, that's the only him I've ever known. But I know I don't want him to be a drunk. I know I told myself I knew how to deal with it while actually being completely clueless and I know what I was doing was killing me inside. This idea of "healing" (at least as I've understood it) for both of us sounds pretty damn good. It just seems right now that the "cure" is more difficult to deal with than the disease. Even though he doesn't see it, this is as hard on me as it is on him. I'm not going to back away from the program because it's challenging but I also need to acknowledge the effects it's having on me and deal with them as much as deal with the effects of the alcoholism. Or maybe I have that wrong. It's hard to know whether or not my thinking on any of this is clear. I guess that's why I commented, though I had no intention of it being as long as it is. I guess I had more to say than I thought I did.

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Anonymous said...

You need to take care of yourself. please find an Al-Anon program and GO! It saved my life. You should be working a program at the same time your DH is.

Anonymous said...

just found this blog - didnt know it existed as nota "blogger usually - read the one on the story re "husband in recvery now I am sick". Please go to al-anon - just like the alcoholic we too go through withdrawals and then post acute withdrawals. Its not uncommon for family members to have he symptons that you are experiencing. It took me three years to settle when my alcoholic found recovery 28 years ago and your blog brought it all back to me. By working my own twelve step program I found peace of mind and even serenity - yes it was hard but today I am glad that I perservered. I also sought extra help in another area as well as I also learned that coming from a dysfunctional family I needed more help to work through my own chaotic life. Take care and god bless - it does get better.
annonymous.

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