Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Service – Day 7

June 24, 2018

Give freely of what you’ve been given. Give freely of what you hope to receive. Just give. Service is its own reward. Prayer: Show me how best to serve. Teach…

Service – Day 6

June 23, 2018

“Thank you for letting me be of service.” Although people who attend Twelve Step meetings often say that, we don’t have to be in recovery to say those words. Gratitude…

Service – Day 5

June 22, 2018

“I’m just a hairstylist,” the woman said to me almost apologetically. “I want to do something big, something important in the world.” “Do you have any idea how important it…

Service – Day 4

June 21, 2018

“I’m not going to go work at the Goodwill,” a man insisted one day. “That’s where I draw the line with this service thing.” “I don’t think anybody said you…

Service – Day 3

June 20, 2018

When we’re wrapped up in what others need, we may lose our self-esteem and our sense of what we need. Remember, genuine thoughtful service always respects both the giver and…

Service – Day 2

June 19, 2018

“You’ve got to give it away to keep it.” That’s a slogan many of us have heard. The truth about service may run deeper than that. Sometimes we’ve got to…

Service – Day 1

June 18, 2018

“Can you serve yourself?” I asked a friend who stopped by for dinner. “No problem,” he joked. “Being self-serving is something I do well.” Serving others was first handed to…

Getting Through the Discomfort

June 17, 2018

Surrender to the pain. Then learn to surrender to the good. It’s there and more is on the way. — BEYOND CODEPENDENCY Our goal in recovery is to make ourselves…

Manifest your reality

June 16, 2018

In the skydiving world, at drop zones, there’s usually a small office where the sky diver goes. This office or place is called manifest. The potential sky diver must submit…

Coping with Families

June 15, 2018

There are many paths to self-care with families. Some people choose to sever connections with family members for a period of time. Some people choose to stay connected with family…