THE GEM 30 APRIL 2017 : Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I’m talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I’ve hugged trees in every part of this little island. Gerry Adams | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Imagination has the right to feast in the shade of the tree that it turns into a forest.”Karl Kraus

Source: Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I’m talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I’ve hugged trees in every part of this little island. Gerry Adams | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

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THE GEM 29 APRIL 2017 : We may have felt as though our spirit wanted to emerge, but we didn’t know how to let it. The Fourth Step provides a release and gives us the potential to change. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Like any process, once we reach a point of decision it is best to go forward in the manner prescribed, attempting to follow the road map left by others to the destination. Ours is a path where we don’t need to take detours or to explore side passages.http://www.nawol.org/2012_step4.htm

Source: We may have felt as though our spirit wanted to emerge, but we didn’t know how to let it. The Fourth Step provides a release and gives us the potential to change. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 28 APRIL 2017 : The gods cannot help one who loses opportunities. Chinese. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

 

Laughter can draw others to you and lighten your load in life. When you begin to laugh at life and at yourself, you gain new perspectives on your struggle. Begin today. Emilie Barnes

Source: The gods cannot help one who loses opportunities. Chinese. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 27 APRIL 2017 : “She knew the true shape of the world. All else was shadow and the sound of distant drums.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

In one hand the Qur’vn, in the other a wineglass,Sometimes keeping the rules, sometimes breaking them.Here we are in this world, unripe and raw,Not outright heathens, not quite Muslims.Mujir (12th century)

Source: “She knew the true shape of the world. All else was shadow and the sound of distant drums.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 26 APRIL 2017 : It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.” 

“If you are a member of a small group or class, I urge you to make a group covenant that includes the nine characteristics of biblical fellowship: We will share our true feelings (authenticity), forgive each other (mercy), speak the truth in love (honesty), admit our weaknesses (humility), respect our differences (courtesy), not gossip (confidentiality), and make group a priority (frequency).”― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?

Source: It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.” | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

THE GEM 25 APRIL 2017 : “Saw a little girl touch a big bug and shout, “I conquered my fear! YES!” and calmly walk away. I was inspired.” ― Nathan Fillion 

Now there spreaden a rumour that everich night The rooms is haunted been by many a Sprite, The Miller avoucheth, and all thereabout That they full oft hearen the Hellish Rout, Some faine they hear the gingling of Chains, And some hath heard the Psautries straines, At midnight some the headless Horse i meet, And some espien a Corse in a white Sheet; And other things, Faye, Elfin and Elfe, And shapes that Fear createn to itself.”

Source: “Saw a little girl touch a big bug and shout, “I conquered my fear! YES!” and calmly walk away. I was inspired.” ― Nathan Fillion | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY