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  •  Congrats on the No Smoking! (4+ / 0-)
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    Oke, djtyg, jodygirl, blue aardvark

    Your lungs thank you, as well as all within sniffing distance.

    I don't know if I totally concur with your assessment about "relieving one's self w/ personal responsibility". It's hard to spell it out & surely I'll fail if I try. It's more like assuming greater responsibility but asking for help on a daily basis to do so.

    All the best!

    Dick Cheney rhymes with "sick meanie." Pass it on.

    by LaughingPlanet on Wed Jun 17, 2009 at 03:05:02 PM PDT

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    •  nice clarification. (3+ / 0-)
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      Thanks.  You got the gist but I meant relieving one's self of their personal responsibility.  I'm down w/ assuming greater responsibility.

      Say "Yes" to Michigan!

      by jodygirl on Wed Jun 17, 2009 at 03:35:22 PM PDT

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    •  Possibly, this could clarify (1+ / 0-)
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      "personal responsibility"

      Staying clean is the first step in facing life. When we practice acceptance,
      our lives are simplified. When problems arise, we hope
      to be well-equipped with the tools of the program. We honestly
      have to surrender our own self-centeredness and self-destructiveness.
      In the past, we believed desperation would give us the
      strength to survive. Now we accept responsibility for our problems
      and see that we’re equally responsible for our solutions.

      Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text-Sixth Edition

      emphasis mine

      The link leads to solutions that I credit with being alive, and having a life, today.

      Thank you for an inspiring diary.

      I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. Herbert Bayard Swope

      by Oke on Wed Jun 17, 2009 at 05:39:43 PM PDT

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    •  Take what helps, and leave the rest. (1+ / 0-)
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      LaughingPlanet

      My favorite 12-step slogan.  (But then, I was in an odd stepchild of a program.)

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