Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Seize the Day

Nandi Statue | Jejuri, Pune
Nandi Statue | Jejuri, Pune (Photo credit: mukerjichinmoy)
For today, I have set out to come out with a brief inspirational post, without being too cheesy or mushy. So please, take this opportunity to enjoy today

“Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power --

For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day.”

-Sanskrit proverb
by Kalidasa,
Indian poet and playwright,
fourth century A.D.


I don’t know about anybody else, but I tend to live in the future or the past. Whether that is an hour ahead or a day behind, it is far too easy to not be present.
In recovery, people are encouraged to just think about today. The “24 hour plan” is a way of only taking what we can handle and leaving the rest. It is a simple reminder to stay focused on what is important, today. And so I extend this to you, dear reader, no matter who you may be.

Take today just for what it is. One sunrise to one sunset, and see what you can do in this beautiful day that we have. What if it were all you had? What if this were your very first day to live? What would you really want to do?
There is no answer too simple.

-JBS



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Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Years

New years

The holidays around St. Christopher’s are rather light in comparison to our normal day to day goings on, which, at times, can be rather intense. This year, we arranged something special for all of our dedicated and new readers. We asked our clients to share what they hope to accomplish in the coming year.  Some of the guys wrote down their wishes for 2013, now that they are living a healthy, sober lifestyle.  Please read what they shared:
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“I would like to learn more about the way my mind works and to learn how to develop better, more meaningful relationships with myself and others”

“Peace with myself”

“Family Serenity”

“I want to be the fun joker that I was, but now without drugs”

“To have a relationship with my wife and family that I have never had while using”

“To have a new approach and outlook on education and college.”

“I want to have a better, more constructive relationship with my parents and brother.”

“Get to know my Grandparents before they pass away”

“A relationship with a woman that I don’t screw up due to selfish intentions.”

“To build a solid foundation for my future.”


Please note that, due to HIPAA restrictions, these quotes do not have any identifying information regarding by whom they were written.

~ Happy New Year!!