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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

If Jane Tomlinson's example doesn't convince you there's NO excuse for Self Pity. NOTHING will..

From the Guardian. Although you can find this story in MANY newspapers online. I just picked the Guardian article at random.

The tireless charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson has died. The mother-of-three took up running after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2000 and told she had six months to live.
In the following seven years she raised £1.75m for charities, most of it through feats of endurance which included cycling from Italy to Yorkshire and across the US, as well as numerous marathons and gruelling ironman events.

Here's an interview with Jane Tomlinson that was broadcast on Womens Hour on radio 4 today.

7 comments:

Syd said...

What an amazing person to have done all of that in the face of a defeating disease. I think that people who choose to endure are the real heroes.

Determined1 said...

Yeah I thought I was a bit on a whinging old bat after I read that. I am starting to see (as I meet more people from different walks of life) that my life NOW is pretty OK. It's the demons from the passed that are make it dark.

Good taste in music btw..Groove Armada are great...u should have a listen to Basement Jaxx..I think they are pretty cool too.

Krista said...
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Krista said...

Sorry I deleted my comment! Maybe I should check my spelling!! I just wanted to say thanks for your comment last night- you're a great friend. Enjoy your evening.

Krista said...

Sorry I deleted my comment! Maybe I should check my spelling!! I just wanted to say thanks for your comment last night- you're a great friend. Enjoy your evening.

johno said...

Livng in the solution, is the easier sofetr way

recoveryroad said...

Thanks for the supportive comments at my place. :-)

I a truly humbled by JT's life and bravery and achievements. May she rest in peace.