Thoughtful Blogger Award

Filling The Emptiness

"...we think that if we can just get enough food, enough sex, or enough money, we'll be satisfied and everything will be alright."
Basic Text, p. 77

In our we could never get enough drugs, or money, or sex, or anything else. Even too much was never enough! There was a spiritual emptiness inside us. Though we tried as hard as we could to fill that emptiness ourselves, we never succeeded. In the end, we realized that we lacked the power to fill it; it would take a Power greater than ourselves to do that.

So we stopped using, and we stopped trying to in our gut with things. We turned to our Higher Power, asking for its care, strength, and direction. We surrendered and made way for that Power to begin the process of filling our inner void. We stopped grabbing things and started receiving the free gift of love our Higher Power had for us. Slowly, our inner emptiness was being filled.

Now that we've been given our Higher Power's gift of love, what do we do with it? If we clasp that gift tightly to ourselves, we will smother it. We must remember that love grows only when it is shared. We can only keep this gift by freely giving it away. The world of addiction is a world of taking and being taken; the is a world of giving and being given. In which world do we choose to live?

Just for today: I choose to live in the fullness of recovery. I shall celebrate my conscious contact with the God of my understanding by freely sharing with others that which has been freely shared with me.


It has been about three weeks since my last post. A lot has been happening to me. The worst part was, I've been kept incommunique with the rest of the Blogosphere. Between August 27th till September 10th, my Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Streamyx has gone AWOL on me. It was really quite annoying and I'm gonna blog about it on my second blog. Be sure to subscribe to my second blog's Full Feed RSS.

ArahMan7 with Thoughtful Blogger Award
During that blackout, I was bestowed the prestigious Thoughtful Blogger Award by a fellow Recovery Blogger, Mighty Morgan.

I began to know this wonderful lady via BlogCatalog. Over there, she goes by the name of Morgan9405. This is what she got to say in her profile;
I lived in the cesspool of addiction for over 12 years of my life. For the past two years I have rebuilt and re-created every aspect of my life in order to never return to a life of active addiction. I'm pushing past any other limited beliefs I developed through the course of my life, to discover once and for all if anything truly is possible.

Let me tell you something about The for which I'm very honoured to receive. These Blogger Awards was created by Miss Christy of the fame Writer's Review. Click on the link to know more about these awards and it categories and rules.

Mighty Morgan got hers from Walks Far Woman of the Kissing the Dogwood who in turn received it from The Mad Goat Lady.

The Thoughtful Blogger Awards are for those who answer blog comments, emails, and make their visitors feel at home on their blogs. For the people who take others feelings into consideration before speaking out and who are kind and courteous. Also for all of those bloggers who spend so much of their time helping others bloggers design, improve, and fix their sites. This award is for those generous bloggers who think of others.

Thank you for your thought and concerned Mighty Morgan, and for thinking that I'm a thoughtful. I'm gonna place it high on my blog. And now comes the time for me to pass on this coveted award. For a full explanation of the award guidelines please visit Christy at Writer’s Reviews

Drum-roll please…..

The following have now officially been awarded the Thoughtful Blogger Award due to their constant pursuit of thoughtfulness (is that even a word????) towards others in the Blogosphere.

  1. Inmatez Wife from Memoirs of an inmates wife who is on a pursuit to spread the loves. A very thoughtful blogger in her telling living life as an outmate, waiting for her inmate to come home.
  2. Shadow, a South African's Recovery Blogger who manages 1 Door Away From Heaven. She is telling her little journey, of self examination and getting to the bottom of it...
  3. An Irish Friend of Bill from Recovery Archive. As an old timer and wisdom, she has offered her expertise to many. She has also sent me "Law of Attraction" VCD all the way from Britain. A very thoughtful blogger. In her own words, "So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself."
  4. My Sista of Swing, ScOuT of ScOuT's NeWCoMer DaZE. She is also the recipient of The Inspirational Blogger Award and she's well deserved to receive this Thoughtful Blogger Award.
  5. And last but not least, the fabulous Meg Moran of You and Me Are Floating On A Tidal Wave. A very supportive lady. When she found out I was using a Photostat copy of Narcotics Anonymous, she promptly sent me a hard cover version and the fantastic, Just for Today all the way from Lawndale CA. And here is her quote, which my Sista of Swing loves so much;
    "I've been in "that space" where I am so moved, and so grateful, and feel so connected to the suffering and/or the GRACE of our recovery.... I believe it is called The Fourth Dimension."

Phew! That's about it. Okay Laydees….You need to pass this award onto the next round of thoughtful bloggers.

Keep spreading the love!!!!!!

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Have a great weekend.

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11 Comments thus far...

Anonymous said...

I love you, Noor Azman. Thank you!
Nicole and I were just talking about missing you. Nice to hear from you again1
Glad you are well!
Peace, my Sultan of Swing,

sharonsjourney said...

You certainly deserve the thotful blogger award. You helped in my getting in this sphere, & made it possible for me to intermingle with other bloggers. Thank you for that Noor. The ladies you gave it to, (I know all but one.) Thank you for coming by my blog. Haven't heard from you for awhile. it's aways good to hear from you.

Shadow said...

wow noor! thank you very much, i'm honoured! and you are definately a very worthy recient of the thoughtful award!

i've missed you around. i think i'd probably throw all my toys about if my internet went off for so long... but i'm glad you're up and running again.

see you again soon my dear friend!

Shadow said...

see, back sooner than you thought.

i just know you're the right person to ask...

HELP!!!! how do i link to blogs in my post without the whole http business showing? i want to link to names or site names like you. how do i do that???

flowerdave said...

glad you got the award , you sure get around the net a lot and the comments are much appreciated, thanks FD

Mighty Morgan said...

Good stuff and a great job in passing along the award!!!
Today we can use aspects like this to fill the emptiness inside....

Inmatez Wife said...

You are back!! We missed you, but Scout already told you that. Thank you so much for the award, it means the world coming from you. Hope all is well with your PC. We can't have you disappearing on us like that.
Much Love

Michael said...

Hey Noor,
Wondered where you had gone, left comments but heard nothing but I knew it would be a computer problem somewhere.
Ive started helping a newcomer I call JMD but its hard work, he interupts meetings has to go to the off licence on his way back from AA, Im still debating if its pointless?
Hey I got a thoughtful blog award from Shadow but I dont think I deserve it

Shadow said...

you've been tagged. go looksee my site.....

msb said...

Go to they have lots of books about photoshop.

Michael said...

Hi Noor,
You are so right with your posts, I always value what u have got to say, I phoned JMD up last night but he had genuinely given up drink for about 14 hours and was shaking like mad and feeling really poorly.
I told him I would phone him next week, I had a brilliant meeting last night, really enjoyed it because it was my favourite sharer and he always gets me thinking.
When I do my list of thoughtful bloggers you are definately on it.

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