Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hitting Bottom & Getting Better

     Hitting bottom occurs when we can no longer lie to ourselves.

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     That is a first Step. Once such an understanding occurs, an addict feels the novelty and purity of humility, and it cleanses him. Until this has occurred, no addict will be able to recover and effect real and lasting change. The humility of feeling powerless over drugs and alcohol is truly the best thing that can happen to a drug addict or an alcoholic.


     When we stop lying to ourselves, it is the long end to being a phony. Thus, the better you want to get, the more open and honest you will become. So let it out, admit the truth about yourself, trust in God, serve others, and you will find freedom.

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     Getting better occurs when we can no longer lie to others.

     *Note: The manuscript of the new book, Anybody Can Take Steps, is all done! Just waiting on any potential literary agents or publishers, who appear to be working on more important projects such as the follow up to the initial masterpiece penned by Snooki of the Jersey Shore. Kidding, but Snooki did in fact pen a second book, so it's good to know all is well in the literary world. The CNN press release from 2012 was as follows:

     "Simon & Schuster has confirmed the company will publish a second book from "Jersey Shore" cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. "Gorilla Beach" will be a follow up to Polizzi's first book "A Shore Thing," which ended up on the extended New York Times bestseller list.
     According to the book's description, the new novel's action will center on Giovanna "Gia" Spumanti and her cousin Isabella "Bella" Rizzoli who "are going to have the sexiest summer ever.
     Hmmm....that plot sounds familiar. The second novel is slated for release in May 2012, just in time for the summer reading lists."

    Odd too, because when you look at some of these over-educated literary agents, you would think they are only willing to evaluate the second coming of Chaucer. And by the way, the "just in time for the summer reading lists" comment is not a joke. Poetically, it coincides with one of the more elegant lines of the novel..."...casual sex with at least a couple of guys was also on her list of summer goals."


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