Accomplishments, 2023

I am excited to review the numbers and note these accomplishments so far.

I’ve posted a total of #1250 blogs since starting several years ago. I have #1,068 followers. How exciting!

I recently renewed the webpage license. We will begin publishing kid books and adding more website pages after I handle some life things. More on that later this week.

I have posted a blog for 244 consecutive days. I want to post for 365 days and hope to get there. Again, depends on the life things happening. More on that later this week.

The Babe and I met our friends Lora and Kris for pizza yesterday. I saw a little girl sitting with parents and grandparents. I had to stop and say, “I’m so happy to see you with a book! A real book!” The parents were happy. I wished I had a book I wrote to give her. That tells me I need to carry a couple spare copies with me for encounters like that. Lots of good opportunities out there. Note to self: carry books and business cards all the time.

My Adult Children of Alcoholics daily meditation tells me today that once I accept things as they are, I can create things as they might be. What does this mean? It means I need to go forward and not face backwards with regret. Regret is a powerful magnet drawing us back there, where we cannot change anything. Too many people stay stuck here, and never budge. You cannot go forward while facing backwards.

This applies not only to people with addictions and substance problems. It can apply to all of us. We can have rage or blame about anything else in our lives. As long as it is behind us, it needs to stay there. We need to start now and face forward. Today is what it is because of what we did yesterday.

Our new mindset needs to be what’s in the windshield, not the rear-view mirror. Today’s seeds, ideas, and changes are tomorrow’s trees, realizations, and new habits. Let’s begin. And continue. Forward.

Think about all the adventures, new habits, and better life that lies ahead. As long as we keep looking that way. No regrets. No self-pity. No more “shoulds” or “if only’s” and “what ifs.” Ifs never equal Is’s. Reality is all we can build on. Let’s get going.

Thank you for reading today. We will see each other again tomorrow. Be safe out there.

3 thoughts on “Accomplishments, 2023

    1. It is a Hazelden Meditations, Days of Healing, Days of Joy. I’ve had it since about 1982. No matter what, I read nearly every day and find something to tweak or correct on a daily basis. Breaking those traditions is hard, and needs lots of support. I support you! It could be out there in app form by now, or something like it. I’ve not replaced the book, although it’s falling apart. It reminds me how far I’ve come from the awkward, scared woman I was then. I don’t mind sharing at all.

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