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Embracing My Journey: From Addiction to Love's Unconditional Embrace

Welcome back to "My Happy Ass Life," it's Karen Smith here, ready to dive deep into our hearts and grow together in mind, body, and spirit. Today, I'm revisiting a message from 2020 that hit me just as hard today as it did back then. It's about growth, love, and facing our battles with courage.In This Episode:
  • A Look Back on Growth: I'm taking us back to an old message that's still close to my heart. Reflecting on our journey is crucial, and there's something about this particular piece of wisdom from 2020 that I felt compelled to share again with all of you.
  • The Rituals That Keep Me Grounded: Every day, I commit to affirmations, gratitude, meditation, and reading. Inspired by Donald Miller, I've considered writing my eulogy daily. It's a practice to remind us of our mission to make life sweeter and brighter, ensuring we stay true to our path.
  • The Question That Guides Me: What breaks your heart? It's a question that can reveal our deepest passions and missions. For me, the answer is clear: addiction. It's a battle that's personal and raw, tearing at my heart and pushing me to make a difference.
  • My Personal Battle with Family Addiction: Sharing my family's and my own struggles with addiction is never easy, but it's a story I believe in sharing. It's why I never truly walked away from my 12-step program, even when I stepped back from meetings. The journey of recovery is ongoing and vital.
  • Setting Boundaries for Self-Preservation: It's crucial to remember the importance of self-care and setting boundaries. It's like putting on your oxygen mask first. I've learned that sometimes, we need to step back and let others find their own way, even if we desperately want to help.
  • Not Quitting Before the Race is Over: Another thing that breaks my heart is seeing people not live up to their potential. I'm passionate about showing everyone, no matter their age or past, that their inner strength is formidable, capable of overcoming any obstacle.
  • Loving Without a Plan: I close today's episode with a simple yet profound affirmation: love doesn't need a plan. Loving people right where they are is a lesson I cherish deeply, one that has enriched my life beyond measure.

Your Takeaway:If my journey speaks to you, I encourage you to share this episode with someone who might need a bit of encouragement or understanding. And if today's message wasn't what you were looking for, my archive is full of other episodes that might resonate with you. Let's spread a little more kindness and love in the world, one episode at a time.
Thank You:Thank you for walking this path with me. Each step we take together is a step towards a world that's a little brighter, a little sweeter. Until next time, keep living your happy ass life. Be sweet, everyone. Bye!
Embracing My Journey: From Addiction to Love's Unconditional Embrace Welcome back to "My Happy Ass Life," it's Karen Smith here, ready to dive deep into our hearts and grow together in mind, body, and spirit. Today, I'm revisiting a message from 2020 that hit me just as hard today as it did back then. It's about growth, love, and facing our battles with courage.In This Episode: A Look Back on Growth: I'm taking us back to an old message that's still close to my heart. Reflecting on our journey is crucial, and there's something about this particular piece of wisdom from 2020 that I felt compelled to share again with all of you. The Rituals That Keep Me Grounded: Every day, I commit to affirmations, gratitude, meditation, and reading. Inspired by Donald Miller, I've considered writing my eulogy daily. It's a practice to remind us of our mission to make life sweeter and brighter, ensuring we stay true to our path. The Question That Guides Me: What breaks your heart? It's a question that can reveal our deepest passions and missions. For me, the answer is clear: addiction. It's a battle that's personal and raw, tearing at my heart and pushing me to make a difference. My Personal Battle with Family Addiction: Sharing my family's and my own struggles with addiction is never easy, but it's a story I believe in sharing. It's why I never truly walked away from my 12-step program, even when I stepped back from meetings. The journey of recovery is ongoing and vital. Setting Boundaries for Self-Preservation: It's crucial to remember the importance of self-care and setting boundaries. It's like putting on your oxygen mask first. I've learned that sometimes, we need to step back and let others find their own way, even if we desperately want to help. Not Quitting Before the Race is Over: Another thing that breaks my heart is seeing people not live up to their potential. I'm passionate about showing everyone, no matter their age or past, that their inner strength is formidable, capable of overcoming any obstacle. Loving Without a Plan: I close today's episode with a simple yet profound affirmation: love doesn't need a plan. Loving people right where they are is a lesson I cherish deeply, one that has enriched my life beyond measure. Your Takeaway:If my journey speaks to you, I encourage you to share this episode with someone who might need a bit of encouragement or understanding. And if today's message wasn't what you were looking for, my archive is full of other episodes that might resonate with you. Let's spread a little more kindness and love in the world, one episode at a time. Thank You:Thank you for walking this path with me. Each step we take together is a step towards a world that's a little brighter, a little sweeter. Until next time, keep living your happy ass life. Be sweet, everyone. Bye! leer más leer menos

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