100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Eight

So many things we can become addicted to,,,,but why? I was talking with a friend last night about my continuing quest to be a non-smoker, lamenting how difficult some parts of the journey had been. She was tackling a similar issue with certain types of food she had been avoiding, for about the same lengthContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Eight”

The Stories We Create

Left to our own devices, we can create pretty scary stories when considering what the future might bring. What if this,,, what if that? And for some reason, the most frequent stories I create don’t have favorable outcomes. And for some reason, I can’t figure out why anyone, including myself, would want to do that.Continue reading “The Stories We Create”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Seven

List five small wins from this week. 1. Smoked one cigarette on Monday morning and haven’t had any since. 2. Delivered Meals on Wheels to clients on Tuesday. 3. Celebrated my father’s 87th birthday with family. 4. Attended five recovery meetings, one virtually and four in-person. 5. Celebrated two months of marriage to my wifeContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Seven”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-One

Record your family treasures. Write down a favorite family something: a recipe, a saying, a tradition, or a story. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the family tradition that first comes to mind for me is our weekly Sunday lunches (or dinners, if you prefer). These have been a time-honored family ritual from my earliestContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-One”