I don't have to see God to know He exists.
You, however, are a different story.
Where did you grow up?
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No doubt a holiday generally celebrated in the U.S., but we here hope that those all around the world has something to be thankful for.
Here's to the Moms.
I've never had a drinking problem but addictions are usually a result of an engrained pattern of behavior.
The accountability you hold is to yourself - ultimately to God in the end, but if He's not going to get in your way, there is nothing AA can do to prevent anyone from drinking.
I'm not going to knock AA, but I liken them to Dumbo's Feather - Dumbo already had the ears to fly, he didn't need the feather.
I also liken AA to pharmacological placebos wherein the belief of the pill itself brings the cure.
As I see it, AA is a necessary placebo program to help fortify a person's accountability for their actions. Through the implementation of spiritual and psychological stratigum, they provide an internal balance of self-control.
So. It's been six years. You need to be sure of yourself and KNOW you have what it takes, X 1,000 to leave the program.
I feel worthless.
But, you're not.
I’m overweight (I just joined a gym and am doing a good job going).
Oh.....so....you're a full figured gal.... Something wrong with that? (bites off a sandwich) I can watch people exercise all day. Keep up the good work!
But, I’ve been having rough days and I use food to make me feel better.
(Takes another bite of sandwich) - MMmm, I know what you mean - I'm feelin' better about myself already.
So...you like food. A man likes a lady who can cook....
I know I’m not the prettiest girl and so any time a guy gives me attention I give up my own values. I am a people pleaser and won’t say no to anyone bc I want people to like me.
- now, this is a problem. "Not the prettiest girl." Pretty? By what standard are you measuring beauty? Hollywood and Esquire magazine?
A good guy will enrich and fortify your morals, not tear them down - only users will do that and you ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO PLEASE USERS....
Even the best people can't always please all of the people. Personally, if you haven't made a few enemies in life it's a sign you're not really living to your full potential.
It's nice to have people appreciate you. It's NOT nice to have the wrong people like you.
We understand there are trolls in every social media forum, but the trolls in life are called "Succubusses," and their sole purpose is to drain the life right out of you - you don't need them liking you.
I’m starting to fall back down the slippery slope of depression and I just got out of that hole.
It's okay to experience defeat, but prepare for a day of success - it only takes one time, just one, then it's forever.
All my best.
your questions always confuse me! now I'm like: "is he talking about the chocolate? or maybe a gold bar? or maybe a bar at Klondike? or???"
over here we don't have the chocolate, and neither gold bars.
bars on the other hand, we've got plenty...
~CaraMia~, Kalinihta, Mya
Come on up...I'll take you to the bar, myself
So, it is a bar?! In Alaska..?
I wend grocery shopping one day. Total was 60-something dollars and change. Paid with exact change in cash.
But when the brainless cashier began counting, she came across....one Canadian quarter...
"I'm sorry we don't take Canadian coins."
I said, "Sure you do -"
"No, sir, I'm afraid we don't."
I said, "If it makes you feel better, I can take my U.S. currency back and leave you with the honor of putting these groceries back...."
She said, "Please wait a minute." She picked up the phone and began talking to her manager. A couple minutes later she hung up.
"We've decided to honor the quarter," she said as she gave it back.
"Oh really?" I said. "Okay, you do that," and then I took my groceries and went out to my truck to put them away.
I sat in my truck looking at this Canadian quarter and I blew my stack. I began fishing around in my change and grabbed a handful of pennies.
I found myself back at the cashier requesting to talk to the very manager she spoke to.
Soon the manager and I met at the customer relations counter and I explained to him that I was a long time shopper that had spent thousands on their overpriced goods. I told him I didn't appreciate how the cashier made a big deal over the foreign quarter.
"Let's just stop the show and make a spectacle of it and waste my time!"
"Well, sir we honored the quarter!"
"You're missing the point. First, she holds up the show over a quarter, secondly she makes a spectacle by making a phone call to you look like a crisis rapeline call to S.T.A.R. and thirdly, you just reduced all the *******fucking money I ever spent here, down to nothing, makinkg me look like a welfare case, by 'honoring' my quarter - but, you didn't even have the decency to keep it." And I slapped the Canadian quarter down on the counter.
"Sir, the Canadian quarter has less value than the U.S. quarter -"
"So you're saying the Canadian quarter does have value, but not as much?"
"Then why give it back? Instead of taking a loss on an entire 25 cents, the difference would have only been 2 or 3 pennies..."
Then a look came over his face, and I continued talking as I laid out three more pennies on the counter.
"I am not here because of a Canadian quarter, I am here because of the ****shit you sent me through over three penny difference and you're looking at someone who is willing to share every moment of this dread with you. Make sure you play this video at your next board meeting and get it worked out."
And pointing at the change on the counter, "Meanwhile, I owe you 25 cents....I suggest you take it."
....And he did.
I'm sorry. What was your post about?😋 Just kidding.
I brought you this story for a reason - you weren't unreasonable. What people dislike the most are those people who always accept the kinks of the system which was decided upon by people.
What all the CEO's and managers would like you to believe is they are a victim and it's outta their hands. But the system isn't a mindless machine - it is decided upon by people every day.
So...what determines a 'bad guy?'
Christmas is not a holiday.
It's a birthday....- written
This post is for the blind deaf and dumb.
Do you really think they will listen? Even if you provided absolutely undeniable proof, they would excuse or deny it.
I wouldn't deny that certain of our leaders are liars and thiefs....but then, I wouldn't deny or excuse that certain First Lady candidates are murderers (and former President elect) are rapists....- written
Christmas is not a holiday.- written
HAHA - The Commander and Chief is actually a Liar and Thief!
Saying it doesn't lay out the details. Now that you've made your claim, where is your case?- written
My experience was quite the opposite.
People invest their character into social media as if they are superstars - which is fine, but....
....some people find it hard to come out of character when it's time to get back into the land of flesh and blood (aka, real reality).
You can only learn so much that is true about a person from social media - people "pad" their identity or attempt to escape it altogether. Very few people are genuinely consistent with who they are between reality and social media.
My advice; get to know them in reality.
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