01-04: Live and Give

Live and Give

Ride On…
Life is a roller coaster.  You can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy it.  ~Author Unknown~

Meditation
There will always be ups and downs, bumps and curves in this life.  You might as well purpose to enjoy the ride.  If you’re waiting until they’re all behind you to start enjoying life, one day you will look back and see that indeed, they were your life!  Relax, enjoy that which you have been given, and discover how rich and full life really can be when you don’t spend all your time fretting and worrying over that which you don’t have!

Equally as important is to understand and accept that we are all called to bear fruit…..to love our fellow man….to be of service.  How do we do that?  By spending time and sharing that which has so freely been given to us; that which we have learned through the recovery process.  Don’t wait until you settle into your new position….until your children leave for college……until your business gets to this level of sales….until you build this house……until you get a partner…..until you add another salesperson…..until your wife says it’s ok.  That time may never come!

Thought of the day
Am I doing my part?  Do I need to sponsor someone?  Am I ready to do God’s work?  If we have been sober for more than a year or two and are not sponsoring anyone or being of true service then we need to ask ourselves; am I just a good talker or am I just a good taker? Am I living an authentic life or am I just in disguise?

Scripture
Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is for one to eat and drink, and to find enjoyment in all the labor in which he labors under the sun all the days which God gives him–for this is his [allotted] part.  For he shall not much remember [seriously] the days of his life, because God [Himself] answers and corresponds to the joy of his heart [the tranquility of God is mirrored in him].
~Ecclesiastes 5:18,20 (Amp)~

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.  But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
~James 1:2-4 (NKJV)~

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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