Sunday, January 31, 2010

Your Marvelous Personality


"When you


stop drinking,

you have to

deal with this

marvelous

personality

that started

you drinking

in the first place." ~ Jimmy Breslin

Stopping the habit of drinking alcohol is the easy part,

staying stopped is the hard part.

With the help of a Higher Power and friends who

have been there and done that the transformation

of the physical, mental and spiritual being from problem

drinker to useful citizen can be accomplished,

one day at a time.

Don't drink, go to meetings, and let that marvelous personality

shine through so that you may be of maximum service to self,

others and your Higher Power.

Happiness is rescuing your true personality

from the wreckage of the past.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Enthusiasm



"Enthusiasm

spells

the

difference

between

mediocrity

and

accomplishment." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

If it is worth doing, why not do it with enthusiasm

and do it the best you can.

A simple kindness can be enhanced by a smile.

An act of love can be improved with a sincere hug.

Patience and tolerance are bettered when you offer

a hand up to those who could have struggles that you

may not be aware of.

Give yourself a warm and fuzzy feeling by enthusiastically

doing the will of a loving Higher Power.

Happiness is enthusiasm shared.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Friday, January 29, 2010

What Lies Within Us


"What lies

behind us,

and

what lies

before us,

are

tiny matters

compared to

what lies within us."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Honesty, open mindedness and willingness are what makes it work

and if these things lie within us life will be happy, joyous and free.

Honest motives and desires are necessary to assure yourself

freedom from guilt and shame

Open mindedness is to accept life on God's terms and to enjoy and

have gratitude for all the blessings a loving Higher Power gives.

Willingness to be of good service to self, others and your

Higher Power is the key to happiness.

Happiness is knowing that what lies within you

is more than adequate to do the will of a loving Higher Power.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Give Life



"We make


a living

by what

we get.

We make

a life

by what

we give."

~ Winston Churchill

Getting or giving, wanting or needing, life is an ebb and flow

of coming and going, what was, what is and what will be.

Sobriety is learning to live in the here and now and to be aware

of the people, places and things that flow through our lives.

Peace of mind is to accept and enjoy the feelings that arise as we

watch the parade of time as it passes us by.

Serenity is to sense the power of the Spirit of the Universe as

it energizes the soul with the love of being alive.

Happiness is giving the best of what you have

to make this world a better place for all.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Small Bundles




"A


man

wrapped

up in

himself

makes

a very

small

bundle." ~Benjamin Franklin

Selfish, self centered, egotistic, it is all about me, ties you

into a bundle whose knots can only be untied by a Higher Power.

Compounded by an addictive disease, over which we are powerless,

only adds to the number and tightness of the knots in the bundle.

How it works, in twelve easy steps, is to admit that we are

powerless, find a Higher Power of our understanding, clean house,

and get out of our small bundles and help another person.

Notice that there was a switch from I to We when there was

a desire to stop tying ourselves up into tighter knots.

Happiness is discovering the goodness hid inside our bundles.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Minds



"Most folks

are about

as happy

as they

make up

their minds

to be." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Do you have a mind??

Do you know where your mind is??

Do you know what state of mind your mind is in??

Are the squirrels, who are chasing the nuts in their cage,

making your mind go around in loud circles??

Are you happy??

If you are not happy, ask your Higher Power, family and

friends to help you learn happy.

Learn to go to happy places with happy people and

learn to do happy things.

Pray for the guidance and the courage to seek out the happy.

Happiness is having a mind to be happy.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Monday, January 25, 2010

Compliment Yourself


"When

you

cannot

get a

compliment

in any

other way,

pay yourself one." ~ Mark Twain

When your last prayer of the day is,

"Thank you God, we had a great day,"

you are paying yourself the greatest compliment of all.

A compliment is two or more in mutual agreement,

and you and the Spirit of the Universe are a good compliment.

Compliments from others are nice but not necessary.

Complimenting others is a kindness that has it own rewards.

Kindness is the spark that can kindle a flame of love.

Love is two souls who compliment each other.

Happiness comes from doing the will of your Higher Power

and knowing that you have done so without concern for

being paid back, even if the payback is only a compliment.

Happiness is recognizing a compliment.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

Me and the Boss

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Thing With Feathers


"Hope

is the

thing with

feathers

That perches

in the soul,

And sings

the tune

without

the words,

And never stops at all." ~ Emily Dickinson

Think for the better,

Work for the better,

Hope for the better,

and Better will be yours if you never stop at all.

Please hope that kindnesses will be repaid.

Please hope that love will overcome evil.

Please hope to leave this world a little better for

having been here.

Happiness is having hope to spare and love to share.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

Me and the Boss

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kind Words



"Kind words


can be

short

and

easy

to speak

but their echoes are truly endless." ~ Mother Teresa

Please and thank you, words that are very short

and so easy to speak and they are words that can mean

the value of the world to both the giver and the receiver.

Please and thank you are words of respect for an others

time and effort to make this world a better place for all.

Please share the love of the Spirit of the Universe.

Thank you for being there for me.

Happiness is listening to the echoes.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Friday, January 22, 2010

LOVE


"It is

all Life.

It is

all One...

it is all Love,

It is

all Vast....

it is all Love,

It is

all Energy...

it is all Love." ~ Lolly Daskal

Life is One Vast Energy, the Spirit of the Universe, the very

essence of our souls.

You are either dead or alive, you either love or you hate,

standing in the middle of the road only means that you

can be run over by traffic coming from either direction.

Feel the energy, go with the flow, feel the love, give all that you have

and follow your heart, it cares about you.

Having a purpose in your life and doing the will of your Higher Power

is the road to love and living.

Happiness is being totally alive and totally in love.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Flexible



"Blessed

are the

flexible,

for they

shall not

be bent

out of shape."

~ Anonymous



If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.

Go with the flow.

The alcoholic and addict have the bad habit of wanting

what they want, when they want it, and it is usually now,

always seeking the adrenalin rush of instant gratification.

The flexible are patient.

The flexible are tolerant.

The flexible are kind and loving and are always trying to be

the person their Higher Power wants them to be.

Know that if you are being of good service to self, others

and your Higher Power, you cannot go wrong.

Happiness is being flexible enough to accept this world just as it is.

Happiness is helping smeone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Acceptance


"Acceptance

of what has

happened

is the

first step to

overcoming

the consequences of any misfortune."

~ William James


A Higher Power created no mistakes, therefore, you were

put on this Earth, a very important soul inside the human body,

to make this world a better place.

It is the will of the Spirit of the Universe that everything is to

be loved, respected and revered.

Accept yourself, accept others and accept the world as God

has given it to you.

Look for the good side, the bright side and accept the fact

that your life is worth living, and worth living better.

Happiness is accepting God’s world as being absolutely perfect.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happiness Exists



"Happiness

can

exist

only

in

acceptance."

~ George Orwell


Absolutely, positively,

no snowflake ever fell in the wrong place.

Accept the weather, you are not going to change it.

Accept other people, you are not going to change them.

Accept God's world as being just as it is supposed to be.

Be happy, accept that a Higher Power made you spiritually perfect

to do the will of the Spirit of the Universe.

Happiness is knowing that you accept life,

without reservations or conditions.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Monday, January 18, 2010

Fun is Good


"If

you


never

did

you

should.

These

things

are fun

and

fun is good."
~ Dr. Seuss

When we are motivated, we set a goal, we form a plan of attack,

and we go at it.

How we go at it depends upon our attitude.

If we think difficult, if we think impossible, if we think boring,

if we think monotonous, if we think we are doing it just to make

someone else happy, we probably will not achieve our goals.

Think positive, think fun, then when you get it done,

you will have won.

Happiness is not a destination, it is a state of mind.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Everywhere or Nowhere



"There

are

people

who want

to be

everywhere

at once,

and they

get

nowhere." ~ Carl Sandburg

If you follow the will of your Higher Power,

hang out with nice people who are happy,

go to places that are safe and emotionally peaceful,

and do those things which are of service to yourself,

mankind and the Spirit of the Universe, you will

get somewhere that is happy, joyous and free.

Choices, put balance into your life and do the best

you can to do something well .

Most people usually find themselves in a jam

only when they try to spread themselves too thin.

Happiness is knowing where you are.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Saturday, January 16, 2010

No Regrets



“A
man

is not


old


until


regrets


take
the

place

of his dreams.”
~ Proverb

Could have, should have, would have,

but we did not and we must learn to live with the consequences.

Not meeting a goal or not living a dream does not

mean that you have failed, it just means that your Higher Power

had different plans for you.

Do not let your attitude become old before the

Spirit of the Universe gives your soul the chance to dream

of a better world.

Happiness is not regretting yesterday, worrying about tomorrow,

but living the dream today.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Friday, January 15, 2010

Stand Up




"The

cry

of

equality

pulls

everyone

down."


~ Iris Murdoch


Stand up, stand out, be outstanding.

A Higher Power made every one of us individually unique so

that we could better do the will of the Spirit of the Universe.

Be happy that you are so special and flaunt those talents

and skills given to you, the ones you can use to make this

world a better place.

As our bodies and minds evolve we are on a path to make this

a Universe of love, a place where differences are celebrated

and the idea of equality is used only to compare superlatives;

kinder, nicer, more loving, more generous, more patient and

tolerant, those accolades which are earned not demanded.

Happiness is deserving to be equally loved.

Happinessis helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Enjoy the Interval





"There

is no

cure

for

birth

and

death

save to

enjoy the interval."


- George Santayana

Why worry, a Higher Power already knows the outcome,

and eventually our souls will be summoned to a higher calling.

Enjoy the minute by being the best person you can be.

Enjoy the hour by loving this world.

Enjoy the day by making this world a better place.

Be kind, to your family, your friends, yourself and others,

you never know if you will be given another opportunity.

Happiness is to enjoy the interval.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Everyday Spirituality


"In order

to

experience

everyday

spirituality,

we need to

remember that

we are

spiritual beings

spending some time in a human body."
~ Barbara De Angelis

For the alcoholic not to drink he must maintain

an everyday spirituality, a conscious contact with his Higher Power.

When one is aware of their spiritual side and allows the will

of a loving Higher Power to direct ones life, everything is well,

when the human body side of a person begins too think,

the trouble begins.

Don't think, don't drink, go to meetings and trust in a

Spirit of the Universe who loves us all.

Happiness is knowing your everyday spiritual being.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nice People




"Getting

people

to like you

is merely

the other

side of

liking them."


~ Norman Vincent Peale

To have a friend, be a friend.

You cannot have everyone in the world love you,

some mean people do not love themselves,

let alone allowing another person into their world.

Ignore the mean people, just learn the lesson that

your Higher Power is giving you,

mean people suck and it would hurt if you were one.

Share the love,

when the mean people get lonely they will seek you out.

Happiness is the Golden Rule.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Monday, January 11, 2010

Charming Gardners




"Let us be

grateful

to people

who make

us happy,

they are

the

charming gardeners

who make our souls blossom. "


~Marcel Proust

Friend, family, stranger, celebrity, or just any old nobody

can be the Gardner of your happy soul,

but only if you let them into your heart.

The mind and the gut feeling need to act as the soil,

the filter which allows only the good to enter the roots of your soul.

God will supply the sunlight and water to keep your blossom growing.

Be grateful, your Higher Power will give you more than you need.

Happiness is a soul that is blooming in the garden of love.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Silence of God




"We need

to find

God,

and he

cannot be

found in

noise

and restlessness.

God is the friend of silence.

See how nature -- trees, flowers, grass -- grows in silence;

see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence.

We need silence to be able to touch souls. " ~ Mother Teresa

Feel the silence, the Spirit of the Universe, the energy

that flows peacefully through your soul and gives you

serenity and peace of mind.

Seek out the silence and listen, learn to meditate on the

will of your Higher Power as it speaks to you in your mind.

Choose your mantra to channel your thoughts.

Be kind, be loving, be patient and tolerant, and

be the person your Higher Power wants you to be.

Happiness is knowing the serenity that silence brings to the soul.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Letting Go



"Spirituality

is not

adding to

ourselves

but the

letting go

of things.

Letting go of crisis, troubles, bad habits,

the things that belong to God." Anonymous

People, places and things which are a constant source of

chaos, trouble and are contributors to the bad habits must

be given up if one wants to feel the Spirit of the Universe guiding

them down the path to happy, joyous and free.

Good friends and family who want the best for you are not all

the trouble you think they are.

When you become the person your Higher Power expects you to be

the ones you love will become your greatest supporters,

the ones who will steer you clear of crisis, troubles and bad habits.

Spirituality is learning to give up self and follow the will of God.

Happiness is feeling calm, serene and spiritual.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Friday, January 8, 2010

Endless Forgiveness



'Love is

an act of

endless

forgiveness,

a tender

look which

becomes

a habit."

~ Peter Ustinov

Forgive yourself, forgive those you love,

but do not forgive the mean and nasty

until justice has been served.

Be patient, a loving and endlessly forgiving Higher Power

will always provide justice for all.

Today, look for the tender side to all of your habits,

and know that bad habits do not have a tender side.

Love is a dose of respect being supplemented with

a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.

Happiness is having friends and family who know

how to respect, how to love and how to practice

endless forgiveness.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Masterful



I can

feel

whatever

or

however

I want

my

emotions to feel.

"If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions." ~ Og Mandino

Happiness is knowing that I can change my attitude,

my feelings in the blink of an eye.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fail Better




"Try again.



Fail again,


Fail Better."


Samuel Beckett


This is not a review or a critique of the poet, dramatist,

Nobel laureate, Irish born, French writer Mr Beckett,

but just a thought brought to mind by the words

"Fail Better", that he used in his title.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of famous leaders, writers

and positive motivational speakers have espoused

the virtue of looking at every obstacle in life as an

opportunity to learn, an opportunity to move forward.

Today, try, try again and if you succeed, congratulations,

if not, learn from the lesson and try another way.

Remember, insanity is trying the same thing over an over

while expecting different results.

Happiness is knowing that failure can also be God's will.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Watch What You Do



"As I grow


older,

I pay less

attention


to what

men say.

I just watch what they do." ~ Andrew Carnegie

The old saying is:

"do not just talk the talk, learn to walk the walk."

Words can be found by the millions in many a good book.

Men of virtue can pontificate until the cows come home.

However, what the person who can not read and who is hungry

and afraid needs is a hug, a warm meal and a safe haven.

Today, do not just say I love you, show someone you love them

buy being kind, considerate, lovable, sweet and generous to a fault.

Today, do the will of your Higher Power, not just in words,

but in your actions.

Happiness is watching yourself do good.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Monday, January 4, 2010

Do Not Fear the Truth


Fear

is a

natural

reaction

to

moving

closer

to the

truth.” -

Pema Chodron

The truth is, you are not perfect.

The truth is, nobody is perfect.

The truth is that the only thing that is perfect is the

will of a Higher Power, the Spirit of the Universe.

Have no fear, have faith, know that you are perfect

enough in the eyes of y0ur Higher Power that you

can do his will today and forever, truthfully.

Happiness is accepting life on God's terms.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Continual Change


"Without

continual

growth and

progress,

such words as

improvement,

achievement,

and success have no meaning.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

We are all going to change today, at least we will become

a day older, why not also make it a day wiser.

We are going to be given an opportunity every day of our

lives to make an improvement to this world.

Today look for the chance to progress, to improve, to grow

physically, mentally and spiritually and try not to miss it.

Today, be the success that your Higher Power wants you to be.

Happiness is growing closer to your Higher Power

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Journey of Faith.


"Faith
means
living
with
uncertainty -


feeling
your
way
through
life,


letting
your
heart
guide
you
like
a

lantern in the dark."

~
Dan Millman

Faith is having friends in a fellowship who are willing to share

the light of their lantern until your lantern is bright enough to

lead you on the path of kindness and love.

Faith is knowing that if all of your friends hold their lanterns

up high at the same time there is no ocean wide enough to

hide their guiding light.

Faith is gladly being the keeper of the light.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Years Day

"An optimist

stays up

until midnight


to see the


new year in.


A pessimist


stays up to


make sure
the

old year leaves."
~ Bill Vaughan

Today, do not allow people, places or things determine

your attitude.

Do not be an optimist, do not be a pessimist,

be you.

Today, get out your attitude of gratitude,

and be the best you can be.

Happiness is not having to wear a label.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss