Mother's Day


Balancing The Scales

"A lot of our chief concerns and major difficulties come from our inexperience with living without drugs. Often when we ask an oldtimer what to do, we are amazed at the simplicity of the answer."
Basic Text, p. 41-42

Finding balance in recovery is quite a bit like sitting down with a set of scales and a pile of sand. The goal is to have an equal amount of sand on each side of the scales, achieving a balance of weight.

We do the same thing in recovery. We sit down with the foundation of our clean time and the Twelve Steps, then attempt to add employment, household responsibilities, friends, sponsees, relationships, meetings, and service in equal weights so that the scales balance. Our first try may throw our personal scales out of kilter. We may find that, because of our over-involvement in service, we have upset our employer or our family. But when we try to correct this problem by resigning from NA service altogether, the other side of the scales go out of balance.

We can ask for help from members who have stabilized their scales. These people are easy to recognize. They appear serene, composed, and self-assured. They'll smile in recognition at our dilemma and share how they slowed down, added only a few grains of sand at a time to either side of the scales, and were rewarded with balance in recovery.

Just for today: I seek balance in my life. Today, I shall ask others to share their experience in finding that balance.


Today is Mother's Day and for once I'm speechless. I just want to take a moment to wish you all a happy mothers day!

Make sure you take some time to enjoy it like I do. Below are a few pictures that was taken about a month ago at my parent's house in Longgeng.

Breakfast With Mum

Breakfast With Dearest Mum

Mum With Youngest Sista

Breakfast in Lenggeng

Mom you are a shining star though the world doesn't know your name.
You have no fancy title like Baroness or Dame.
Mom you really are a star, my mother mentor and friend.
A Nobel Prize for motherhood is what I'd recommend.
And if I were rich I'd share my riches with you
I'd take you Mom on a spending spree each day the whole year through!
You may not be famous, as your face is known to few.
But Mom I think you are wonderful and I'm so proud of you!
(Copy and pasted from Mothers Day Poems)

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4 Comments thus far...

Shadow said...

you have a lovely family there. and such nice wishes for mother's day too...

Sangeeta Sinha said...

It gives me immense pleasure to see everyone in the family sitting together for a meal, any part of the day. This is so much missing in today's scenario. The pictures are beautiful. Seeing them, I was missing my mom who lives in Kolkata (West Bengal, a state in India). More I miss is her cooking. An excellent cook she is!

See, mom is mom and there cannot be replacement to it. Why Mother's Day, we should be wishing our moms everyday for one thing or the other, especially because they accept us as we are and as we have become.

What say?? By the way, other than you and your mom, who else were in the pictures?

evie1131 said...

Howdy! I'm Cathy Smith from New York. I am also a mother now with two beautiful kids. But they can't still say Happy Mother's Day to me, they are still infants. Maybe it's nice to hear if your baby would say "Happy Mother's Day Ma!". I want to hear those words with my own baby.

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ArahMan7 said...

1. A' Shadow, you're a sweetheart. Your comments are always welcome here.

2. Thank you Sangeeta for your comments. Yeah I know, in fact everyday is Mother's Day for me. Who else in the pics? Ok, beside my beloved Mum, they're all my sisters, (I'm the eldest and only son in the family) the third and youngest sister. Only the second sister is missing from the pictures. The only male figure in the picture is my brother-in-law, my third sister's husband. And the siblings are their son and daughter.

3. Hi Evie1131. Glad you dropped by and leave a comment for me. Fyi, I would do anything to hear those words from my own blood and flesh baby, but I'm still childless. If you're a regular reader to this blog you'll know why and what I'm gonna do about? So, stay tune, will you? Better still if you subscribe to this blog's feed.

4. Cutie! Thanks for the head-up.

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