Bumpy Road
By nickwyo
8/11/2010 8:03:11 PM
Today was another day. In some aspects, other aspects pretty much status quo. For some reason the money issues are still here. The foreclosure still looms. The job search didn't result in anything new. There is one bright spot that does feel pretty good.........I did not want to, nor did I drink today.

I suppose at some point that mantra will become secondary..........or maybe it will just become part of who I am. One thing I do know is that it feels much better not doing it than doing it. Regrets are slowly turning into what may become wisdom...that will probably take a lifetime, but the journey continues. I cannot change what has transpired before. It still causes me grief, but that too lessens each day. So as one part of who I am grows, another part diminishes.......which I regard as a positive.

Things WILL get better!!


"Well done. Congrats. I pray that life improves for you."
posted at 20:33:18 on August 11, 2010 by BeClean
Let the Lord Medicate your pain.    
"Oh how I know the daily pain that you are walking through. The daily job search, the bills, the family pressures, the foreclosure, the feeling of desperation and depression, feeling like a failure, and on and on.
" Oh, Lord, I am grateful for the few bright spots that I have in my life. Please guide me and help me overcome all of my problems and weaknesses. I need thy strong arm in my life. I have done my best. Now I need thee to show thy mercy in my behalf. I also pray for patience while these things are worked out. May thy Holy Spirit bring peace to my soul and grant me, Heavenly Father, the faith and courage to go forward and do what is necessary to bring about success in all of my righteous desires and undertakings. In the name of my Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

This is my prayer for you brother. Steady as she goes and one day at a time."
posted at 21:52:51 on August 11, 2010 by migail3

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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

— Boyd K. Packer

BYU, Speeches of the Year, 26 Sept. 1967