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AUGUST 6, 2017 OUR GROUP 23  OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 6, 2017 OUR GROUP 23  OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILY

Triumph
“It is only at the moment when a member ceases to drink that he asserts the right to describe himself as an alcoholic . . .What an unthinking world may look upon as defeat, alcoholics in A.A. know as a triumph of the spirit, a triumph of humility over false pride and self-centeredness.  How few human beings ever have the courage to stand up before their neighbors and, in humility, describing themselves truthfully, to say: ‘This is what I really am.'”  
1985 AAWS 
Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, p. 278 
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VERNON HOWARD

“When a human being feels anxious, his next reaction is to find a
way to relieve the pain. Anxious over some specific problem in his
life, some crisis that’s come up, or the whole general haunting
anxiety in which he feels that the world is pressing him down, in
which he’s pressed down in a very dark place and cannot find his way
out. And when a person feels anxious, he searches around for a wide
variety of ways to relieve his pain. And if you look around at the
world and look around at your own life, you will see that you have
indeed invented thousands of them and it’s important for you to find
out what they are.
  Find out where you try to escape the pain instead of facing it and
understanding it.”
The Truth about Your Future
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DAILY REFLECTIONS AUGUST 6, 2017

DRIVEN
Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion,
self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes
of our fellows and they retaliate.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 62
My selfishness was the driving force behind my drinking. I drank to celebrate success and I drank to drown my sorrows. Humility is the answer. I learn to turn my will and my life over to the care of God. My sponsor tells me that service keeps me sober. Today I ask myself: Have I sought knowledge of God’s will for me? Have I done service for my A.A. group?
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics
Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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Let the Peace Which Is God Abide with Us Forever
Peace comes from the absence of fear, from a consciousness of trust, from a deep, underlying faith in the absolute goodness and mercy, the final integrity of the universe in which we live, and of every cause to which we give our thought, our time, and our attention. If we would have peace outwardly, we must first realize peace inwardly. Peace is greatly to be desired; nations at war with each other destroy themselves finally.
Ernest Holmes
 
I wish to claim that these steps are a 
road map to where I want to get in life. 
Anonymous

Peace cannot be kept by force.
It can only be achieved by understanding.
—Albert Einstein
 
Tender Words
–Rumi
 
 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES COMMENTARY (various writers)
ACIM Workbook Lesson 220 Insights
Review: “I am not a body. I am free. I am still as God created me.”
“There is no peace except the peace of God.”
Peace does not seem certain because the Love of God does not seem certain. The ego does not trust God because it projects its own capriciousness on God. Just as the ego withholds appreciation from those it judges, it believes God would do the same. The ego cannot conceive of an existence without condemnation and projection because the ego is the idea of rejection.
 
The Course tells us that Love does not condemn. Therefore God, being Love, must not condemn. Total lack of condemnation is inconceivable to the ego because judgment is the means by which the ego holds separation in place. Likewise, condemnation is inconceivable to Love because Love is unity and unity is held together by Love.
 
To the ego, the Love of God cannot be relied upon. What it hides is that the only reason God’s Love cannot be relied upon is because the ego has rejected it. Lay down the rejection and the certainty of God’s Love is instantly revealed.
 
That is why the way Home is to follow the One given me by God in my mind, Who knows the way. He is not fooled by the ego’s lies, deceptions and insanity. He knows the truth that I remain safe at Home in Love. His job in my mind is to help me release the false ideas so the reality of the peace of God can return to my awareness. In truth there is no certainty except the peace of God. There is no opposite.
 
I am grateful for the grace of God that would not accept insane ideas of separation and specialness as real. I am grateful for the grace of God that gave me the Means in my mind to find my way out of insane dreams and return Home to His loving Arms.
 
If I am not experiencing peace, it is because I have wandered away from peace. Peace has not left me. I left peace. Peace is always there, waiting from my return. As I am willing, I have a Guide Who will return me to the peace of God. What I experience, I am choosing. If I am not happy with my choice, then I can open my mind to the One Who knows a better way.
 
Thinking I am independent of God has not brought me happiness. Now I would be willing to follow in the gentle ways of peace. Right now I am willing to open my mind to the experience of God’s peace. To do this I must follow the gentle Guide Who is always in my mind waiting to return me Home. For this I give thanks.
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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When we look at life with inward vision,
and from a standpoint of our own and
of others’ spiritual development,
we find cause for gratitude where,
first, we may have discerned only tragedy.
From the works of Paramhansa Yogananda
and Swami Kriyananda

When beloved actress Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday at the age of 60, she left behind a rich legacy. She starred as the iconic Princess Leia in Star Wars, served as a mental-health advocate, and was a prolific writer. Fisher was also highly quotable and used her role as a prominent public figure to speak candidly — and often hilariously — about being a woman.
 
Here, we look back at some of her best, sharpest lines.
 
“There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.”
 
 
“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” 
—On people with mental illness who may be afraid to pursue their dreams
 
“I got to be the only girl in an all boy fantasy, and it’s a great role for women. She’s a very proactive character and gets the job done. So if you’re going to get typecast as something, that might as well be it for me.” 
—On her role as Princess Leia
 
“Please stop debating about whether or not I aged well. Unfortunately it hurts all three of my feelings. My body hasn’t aged as well as I have. Blow us.” And: “Youth and beauty are not accomplishments.”
—On critics of her appearance in The Force Awakens
 
“Blow my big bovine tiny dancer cock.” 
—On that time someone compared her body to Elton John’s
 
“FISHER: Listen! I am not a sex symbol, so that’s an opinion of someone. I don’t share that.
RIDLEY: I don’t think that’s the right—
FISHER: Word for it? Well, you should fight for your outfit. Don’t be a slave like I was.
RIDLEY: All right, I’ll fight.
FISHER: You keep fighting against that slave outfit.”
 —In conversation with Daisy Ridley
 
“It’s hard to date once you’re a big Star Wars star,
because you don’t want to give people the ability to say, 
I had sex with Princess Leia’.” 
—Reportedly in conversation with Daisy Ridley
 
“The father who flipped out about it, ‘What am I going to tell my kid about why she’s in that outfit?’ Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage.” 
—On the rumored ban on Princess Leia bikini merch
 
 “I did really want to play an awful person.
There are not a lot of choices for women past 27.
I don’t wait by the phone.”
—On her role in Catastrophe and available roles for older women
 
“I’m not as cooperative as you might want a woman to be … Every man, I think, or at least the ones I end up finding, there’s no such thing as a consort. All men are kings. That was my little discovery in the process … I really thought men’s fantasy is to have an intellectual geisha. So what I did was I learned to cook and I took a massage course. But that’s not all of it. You have to also agree.”
—On her relationship with Paul Simon
 
“Oh! This’ll impress you – I’m actually in the Abnormal Psychology textbook.
Obviously my family is so proud. Keep in mind though, I’m a PEZ dispenser and I’m in the abnormal Psychology textbook. Who says you can’t have it all?”
 
“Even in space, there’s a double standard.”
 —On why Princess Leia never got her own lightsaber

They want to hire part of me, not all of me. They want to hire three fourths, so I have to get rid of the fourth somehow. The fourth can’t be with me. I made a joke.” 
—On being asked to lose weight for The Force Awakens
 
‘Movies are dreams! And they work on you subliminally. You can play Leia as capable, independent, sensible, a soldier, a fighter, a woman in control – control being, of course, a lesser word than master. But you can portray a woman who’s a master and get through all the female prejudice if you have her travel in time, if you add a magical quality, if you’re dealing in fairy-tale terms.”
—In Rolling Stone, 1983
 
“I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go,
I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”
 
“My body hasn’t aged as well as I have,” 
Fisher wrote on Twitter. “Blow us.” Everett Collection
On having her body compared to Elton John’s
 
“Blow my big bovine tiny dancer cock.” 
via New York Magazine
On her place in the Twitterverse
 
“Please stop debating about whether or not I aged well. 
Unfortunately, it hurts all three of my feelings. 
My body hasn’t aged as well as I have. Blow us.” via Twitter
 
On why Star Wars worked
“Movies are dreams! And they work on you subliminally. You can play Leia as capable, independent, sensible, a soldier, a fighter, a woman in control – control being, of course, a lesser word than master. But you can portray a woman who’s a master and get through all the female prejudice if you have her travel in time, if you add a magical quality, if you’re dealing in fairy-tale terms.” 
via Rolling Stone
 
On relationships
“Everyone drives somebody crazy. 
I just have a bigger car.” 
via Time Out New York
 
On her Hollywood families
“Who’s more famous than Debbie [Reynolds] and Eddie [Fisher]? C
-3PO and Darth Vader.” via Rolling Stone
 
 
On aging
“You know what happens to old celebrities?
They die or go to Vegas.” 
via Rolling Stone
 
On her natural demeanor
“I act like someone in a bomb shelter trying to raise everyone’s spirits.” 
via The Princess Diarist
 
 
On her famous friends
“Hi I’m Mrs. Han Solo, and I’m an alcoholic.
I’m an alcoholic because George Lucas ruined my life.”
via George Lucas’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Film Institute
 
 
On living with fame
“You have owned my likeness, lo all these years, so that every time I look in the mirror I have to send you a check for a couple of bucks.” 
via George Lucas’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Film Institute
 
 
On what made Star Wars such a hit
“Movies were meant to stay on the screen, flat and large and colorful, gathering you up into their sweep of story, carrying you rollicking along to the end, then releasing you back into your unchanged life. But this movie (Star Wars) misbehaved. It leaked out of the theater, poured off the screen, affected a lot of people so deeply that they required endless talismans and artifacts to stay connected to it.” 
via The Princess Diarist
 
 
On wardrobe choices
“You told me I couldn’t [wear a bra]
because there was no underwear in space.” 
via George Lucas’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Film Institute
 
On what kept her sane
“I don’t think I was ever suicidal, and that’s probably because of drugs.” 
via Rolling Stone
 
On finding happiness
“Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.” 
via Wishful Drinking
 
 
On parents wondering what to tell their children about her gold bikini in Return of the Jedi
“Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage.” 
via the Wall Street Journal
 
On patience 
“Instant gratification takes too long.” 
via Postcards from the Edge 
 
In conversation with Madonna on what it would like to be a man
“I think I’d like to wake up with an erection, even if it was just to not like it.” 
via Rolling Stone
 
 
On wisdom
“I basically consider myself street smart,
unfortunately that street is Rodeo Drive.” 
Via Twitter

On discussing her affair with Harrison Ford in her autobiography, The Princess Diarist
“I don’t think it’s that revealing, or it’s certainly not offensive. It’s not unkind about him. It’s flattering. I mean, the way people are reacting to it is funny to me, too. I’d do him at 73.” 
via Fresh Air
 
 
On the best and worst parts of success
“The best part is money, traveling and the people you meet. 
The worst part is, again, money, travel and the people you meet.” 
via Rolling Stone
 
 
On her most famous role
“I like Princess Leia. I like how she handles things. I like how she treats people. She tells the truth. She, you know, gets what she wants done. I don’t have a real problem with Princess Leia. I’ve sort of melded with her over time.” 
via Fresh Air
 
 
On her sanity
“I feel I’m very sane about how crazy I am.” 
via Wishful Drinking
 
 
On her rise in Hollywood
“If your second movie is Star Wars, you’re done. 
You’re gonna be pursuing that because otherwise it’ll pursue you.”
 via Rolling Stone
 
 
On aging
“I’m not happy about being older, except what are the options?” 
via Rolling Stone

 
Carrie Fisher at ‘The Force Awakens’ film premiere in London, in December of 2015. Guy Bell/REX
On how her father, Eddie Fisher, helped Elizabeth Taylor after her husband’s death
“He first dried her eyes with his handkerchief, then he consoled her with flowers, and he ultimately consoled her with his penis. This made marriage to my mother awkward.” 
via Wishful Drinking
 
On her father’s autobiography
“I’m thinking of having my DNA fumigated.” 
via LFPress
 
On social media
“The only exercise I get lately is running off at the mouth
& jumping to conclusions…..” 
via Twitter
 
On her religion
“You know how they say that religion is the opiate of the masses?
Well, I took masses of opiates religiously.” 

via Wishful Drinking
 
On oversharing
“Because I grew up in a public family, I never really had a private life. And so if those issues are going to be public, I would rather them to be public the way I’ve experienced them rather than someone else assuming things about me. It’s freeing to do it. Shame is not something I aspire to.” 
via CBC

On keeping sane
“If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.” 
via Wishful Drinking
 
On her acting method
“I’m not really one of those actresses like Meryl Streep. Those actresses travel outside themselves and play characters. And I’m more of an archaeologist. I play what I am. I dig what I can. It’s a character that’s not too far from myself, except I don’t have any laser guns.” via Good Housekeeping
 
On her aspirations
“I am hoping to get the centerfold in Psychology Today.” 
via WebMD
 
On bottling up feelings
“Resentment is like drinking a poison and waiting for the other person to die.” 
via Wishful Drinking
 
On choosing partners
“As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t.” 
via Shockaholic
 
On how she got cast in Star Wars
“I slept with some nerd. I hope it was George [Lucas] … 
I took too many drugs to remember.” 
via Vanity Fair 
 
I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you. Carrie Fisher I Am, Me, Better One of the great things to pretend is that you’re not only alright, you’re in great shape. Now to have that come true – I’ve actually gone on stage depressed and that’s worked its magic on me, ’cause if I can convince you that I’m alright, then maybe I can convince me. Carrie Fisher Great, Me, Magic I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness. Carrie Fisher Christmas, Kindness, Good What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn’t gonna happen again. Rather than try to understand it as it’s going along, have it go along for a while and then understand it. Carrie Fisher People, Attention, Happen There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.’ Carrie Fisher Successful, You, Nap I always wrote. I wrote from when I was 12. That was therapeutic for me in those days. I wrote things to get them out of feeling them, and onto paper. So writing in a way saved me, kept me company. I did the traditional thing with falling in love with words, reading books and underlining lines I liked and words I didn’t know. Carrie Fisher Love, Writing, Reading I think of my body as a side effect of my mind. Carrie Fisher Mind, Body, Think There’s a line I have that our family was designed more for public than for private. But there are definitely some things that are only mine. I am someone who dreams at night, and you don’t know what I’m dreaming. Carrie Fisher Family, Dreams, I Am I am a spy in the house of me. I report back from the front lines of the battle that is me. I am somewhat nonplused by the event that is my life. Carrie Fisher Life, Battle, I Am Anything you can do in excess for the wrong reasons is exciting to me. Carrie Fisher Me, You, Wrong I’m fine, but I’m bipolar. I’m on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I’m never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It’s like being a diabetic. Carrie Fisher Day, Me, Free Instant gratification takes too long. Carrie Fisher Funny, Long, Gratification As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t. Carrie Fisher People, You, Older I did the traditional thing with falling in love with words, reading books and underlining lines I liked and words I didn’t know. It was something I always did. Carrie Fisher Love, Reading, Words I don’t want to be thought of as a survivor because you have to continue getting involved in difficult situations to show off that particular gift, and I’m not interested in doing that anymore. Carrie Fisher Gift, Thought, Doing I have a mess in my head sometimes, and there’s something very satisfying about putting it into words. Certainly it’s not something that you’re in charge of, necessarily, but writing about it, putting it into your words, can be a very powerful experience. Carrie Fisher Experience, Writing, Words People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach. Carrie Fisher Beach, People, Me Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing. Carrie Fisher Easy, Negotiation, Thing So when I was 24, someone suggested to me that I was bipolar, and I thought that was ridiculous. I just thought he was trying to get out of treating me. But he was also responding to the chaotic nature of my life. Carrie Fisher Life, Nature, Thought Certainly there are people who like me, but then there are those who don’t know me who gossip about me. You can’t believe the things I’ve heard. Carrie Fisher Believe, People, Me You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well. Carrie Fisher Fake, Find, True I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive. Carrie Fisher Smart, Drive, Street I am a very discreet human when it comes to other people. Carrie Fisher I Am, People, Human I went to a doctor and told him I felt normal on acid, that I was a light bulb in a world of moths. That is what the manic state is like. Carrie Fisher Light, World, Doctor I’m very sane about how crazy I am. Carrie Fisher I Am, Crazy, Sane I’ll never be known for my work with boundaries. Carrie Fisher
 
Carrie Fisher wookie
Carrie Fisher onstage at the 1997 MTV movie awards while Chewbacca gives his acceptance speech in his own language.REUTERS/Stringer
 
There will be many things to miss about Carrie Fisher, who died on Tuesday at the age of 60. She was a talented novelist, memoirist, screenwriter, and actor who brought happiness to millions of people. One of the things she’ll be most remembered for is her incredible wit.
 
One of the greatest pleasures of the return of “Star Wars” with “The Force Awakens” in 2015 was having Carrie Fisher hit the interview circuit. She could parry with Colbert and knew how to shut down an interview with the perfect quote. She had a highly individualistic, impish worldview, as she showed on her Twitter account. And in her three memoirs and hundreds of interviews, she was an advocate for people with mental illnesses. Her insight and wit made her work a script doctor in high demand. She was a national treasure.
 
“I’ll go hang out with a bunch of robots for a few months and then return to my life and try to figure out what I want to do when I grow up.”
In her memoir “Shockaholic,” Fisher talked about how she didn’t expect “Star Wars” to be the global phenomenon it was when she signed on for the role of Princess Leia. She was 19 years old at the time.
 
“I am truly a product of Hollywood in-breeding.
When two celebrities mate, someone like me is the result.”
 
 
Fisher grew up privileged, as she happily noted in her memoir “Wishful Drinking.” Her parents were actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
“I am Princess Leia, no matter what. If I were trying to get a good table, I wouldn’t say I wrote Postcards. Or, if I’m trying to get someone to take my check and I don’t have ID, I wouldn’t say, ‘Have you seen Harry Met Sally?’ Princess Leia will be on my tombstone.”
 
 
 
Fisher’s career spans dozens of movies, but Princess Leia Organa in the “Star Wars” series is by far the one she’s best known by. Instead of trying to escape her greatest success, Fisher was happy to embrace it.
Source: Us Weekly
““It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend.”
While filming the original “Star Wars” movie in 1976, Fisher said she had a three-month affair with Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo in the movie. She revealed it 40 years later, in her memoir “The Princess Diarist.”
 
“Tell them that a giant slug captured me and
forced me to wear that stupid outfit,
and then I killed him because I didn’t like it.
And then I took it off.
Backstage.”
 
 
 
Fisher had a complicated relationship with her famous golden bikini from
“The Return of the Jedi,” but by 2015, she had softened to it.
When parents said they didn’t know how to explain
toys that depicted her in the costume to their kids,
she had the perfect response.
“The only reason to go into acting is if you can kill a giant monster.”
Fisher relished her scene where she Leia killed Jabba the Hutt,
 who enslaved her character and made her wear the bikini in the first place.
 
 
“I had a lot of fun killing Jabba the Hutt. They asked me on the day if I wanted to have a stunt double kill Jabba. No! That’s the best time I ever had as an actor,” Fisher told The Guardian.” 
 
 
“The actor who played Boba Fett stood behind me while I was wearing the bikini, and he could see all the way to Florida.”
 
She also had a sense of humor about it. In an essay for Newsweek, Fisher wrote that the bikini is “what supermodels will eventually wear in the seventh ring of hell.”
 
 
“If there’s a choice between companionship and anything else—especially career—choose companionship. It’s the only thing that has the potential to last. Choose career and you’ll spend unreasonable amounts of time attempting to look younger than you are and feeling you aren’t succeeding.”
Fisher wrote that as part of a letter to her younger self, commissioned for Oprah magazine.

“They want to hire about three-fourths. And so I have to get rid of the fourth somehow. The fourth can’t be with me. I made a joke. The fourth can’t be with me!”
 
 
 
Fisher wasn’t shy about talking about her body and about sexist standards in the entertainment industry. In an interview with Stephen Colbert, she talked about how she slimmed down to play Princess Leia because the producers thought she weighed too much.
“They want to hire a part of me, not all of me,” she said.
 
“‘We treat beauty like an accomplishment, and that is insane.
Everyone in L.A. says, ‘Oh you look good,’
and you listen for them to say you’ve lost weight. I
t’s never ‘How are you?’ or ‘You seem happy!’”
 
 
 
 
She was also someone who had her priorities straight,
as she told Good Housekeeping.
“I haven’t ever changed who I am.
I’ve just gotten more accepting of it.
 Being happy isn’t getting what you want,
it’s wanting what you have.”
 
 
Fisher told Newsweek in 2008 that she hasn’t changed much. She saw her life as a journey of self-discovery, instead.
 
 
“Even when he’s insulting me,
I like it very much.
If you’re gonna be insulted, that’s the way to go.”
 
 
Fisher was married to singer-songwriter Paul Simon between 1983 and 1984. Simon wrote the song “Hearts and Bones” about their relationship. Fisher told Rolling Stone that she still likes his music.
 
“I do like the songs he wrote about our relationship,” she said. “‘Graceland’ has part of us in it.”
 
 
“I do believe you’re only as sick as your secrets. 
If that’s true, I’m just really healthy.”
 
Fisher wasn’t shy about talking about her personal life. She wrote about drug addition and her struggles with mental illness — all with the aim of helping her understand herself, and help out other people in similar situations, she told The Star.
“I’ve been there for a couple of people when they were dying;
it didn’t look like fun. But if I was gonna do it, 
I’d want someone like me around. And I will be there!”
 
 
Fisher also told Rolling Stone that she thought dying looked painful,
but she wasn’t afraid of death.
 
“I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”
REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Fisher had one request for her obituary, which she talks about in her book “Wishful Drinking.” She recounted a story about how George Lucas told her she shouldn’t wear underwear.
 
George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, “You can’t wear a bra under that dress.”
So, I say, “Okay, I’ll bite. Why?”
And he says, “Because. . . there’s no underwear in space.”
What happens is you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn’t—so you get strangled by your own bra.
Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit—so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.
 
 
“One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with this illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.” ― Wishful Drinking, 2008
On the complexity of life…
 
 
“No motive is pure. No one is good or bad,
but a hearty mix of both. 
And sometimes life actually gives to you by taking away.”
― Wishful Drinking, 2008
On the futility of resentment…
 
 
“Resentment is like drinking a poison and
waiting for the other person to die.”
― Wishful Drinking, 2008

On confidence…
“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. 
What’s important is the action.
You don’t have to wait to be confident. 
Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.”
― Wishful Drinking, 2008
 
So you have to be attractive to be groped uninvited by Trump.
Finally!
A reason to want to be ugly!
 
 
“I heard someone say once that many of us only
seem able to find heaven by backing away from hell. 
And while the place that I’ve arrived at in my life may
not precisely be everyone’s idea of heavenly,
I could swear sometimes — I hear angels sing.”
― Wishful Drinking, 2008
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St.#701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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