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Sat Mar 17, 2012, 11:14 PM

29. I recently used the HP..in a different way..

I had major surgery ( heart by pass ) and I was struggling with the physical therepy. In reality, it meant walking around a fifty foot
course a number of times. I would walk around once and get very winded. I needed to slow down, stop if necessary and start up again when some strength returned.

After a number of tries, I came upon this idea. Instead of thinking about the pain, or extreme weakness, or the awful caugh I
had gotten, I decided to just think about the kindness of the people I met in my 12 step programs. That kindness certainly
was bigger than me. When I did that, I was able to gain some strength and continue with the rehab program. The truth is
I don't always think of my HP at a time of stress, sometimes I think of me..that does not work. I cycle farther down the worry/ fear/
depression/ path.

Thinking about a greater power than me, (whatever that is, and it is kind and loving]...workes for me. Sure it is tough, that is why
the call it addictions. But thinking beyond our own selfish selfs and following the steps as best as we can. Does work for many...
Nice to be back......................................Stuart...........

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