12 Step Recovery & Our Father Prayer Ring

I’m sure you have heard of The Big Book…it is considered the bible of 12 Step recovery programs. The promises of recovery are being “fulfilled among us – sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.” When I began to earnestly work the steps of the program I began to learn to love myself for what I am and stopped hating myself for what I wasn’t! It is not an easy program but it does work and my gratitude and joy for the miracle of recovery are boundless. I discovered Our Father Prayer Ring on one of my friends from program. I admired it so much, he took it off and gave it to me. Our Father Prayer Ring brings me comfort and serenity through my journey of recovery. Rush Industries has Black Ion “Lord’s Prayer” Spinner Rings that make wonderful gifts for anniversaries for those in 12 Step programs or for anyone special in your life! Why not give a meaningful gift to someone in your life who is struggling and can use some support… I almost forgot to mention, you do not have to be religious to wear this ring. Read the words of the prayer to understand how meaningful and comforting it is.
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours.
Now and for ever.”
Amen

Interesting Facts About Dwarf Sunflowers

- Dwarf Sunflowers, also known as the slender sunflower is a tufted perennial with groups of stems rising only 1 foot in height. The leaves are lance-shaped and the 2 inch yellow, daisy-like flowers occur in profusion on long stalks.
- Deer do not eat this wildflower so if you live in an area where deer roam, no need to worry.
- Sunflowers are native to the Americas.
- The flower on Dwarf Sunflowers is actually made up of many tiny blooms.
- Bees absolutely love the tiny blossoms in the center of the sunflower.
- When the Dwarf Sunflower is at the bud stage, it exhibits a unique trait called heliotropism — the bud of the sunflower faces the sun at all times throughout the day, starting the day facing east, and ending it facing west. Young children are fascinated by this and so am I.
- The sunflower is the state flower of Kansas and the national flower of the Ukraine.
- Protect sunflower seeds from birds, simply by placing a mesh bag or nylon stocking over the bloom until the seeds ripen.

Spring is coming and it is not too early to think about planting… Try the Dwarf Sunflower Border Garden! It is similar to planting any standard flower! If I can do it, anyone can!

5 Tips On Recovery And Inspirational Rings

Believe it or not, I fell into 12 Step Programs because of someone else’s addiction. My loved one’s journey changed my life and my family forever. I had no idea, that I was as sick as my addicted son and I discovered that in order to help anyone in my family, I needed to recover myself. One of the things I did for myself as I began my journey of recovery was start a collection of Inspirational Rings. This may sound silly to you but my Inspirational Rings are a source of great comfort to me, especially on days when I feel overwhelmed. One of my favorite Inspirational Rings is my 18k Gold Plated Serenity Prayer Ring – “God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change…Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference…” I can’t explain it, but it gives me a feeling of peace and contentment, whenever I recite this prayer no matter what is going on in my life. Here are a few more tips on obtaining and maintaining recovery:

#1 Establish a supportive network – seek out others in similar situations in order to support one another.

#2 Prepare for bumps in the road there is no straight path and believe it or not, the bumps make you stronger.

#3 One of the hardest ones for me: Ask for help from others. I’m a giver, and it is very difficult for me to take but I’m trying.

#4 Don’t forget: Progress Not Perfection!

#5 Be Gentle With Yourself!

Feel free to send me your stories on recovery. After all, we help each other by sharing our experience, strength and hope! “No Man Is An Island!”

Top Ten Reasons To Buy French Lavender Plants

1. Lavender is used for healing.
2. A drop of lavender oil is known to soothe a stinging or itching insect bite
3. Lavender has long been used to soothe headaches. Try sprinkling a few drops of oil on a handkerchief and inhale deeply, rub a little on your temples or use it in an aromatherapy burner.
4. Mixing 1 part lavender essential oil with 6 parts massage oil is used to soothe stiff joints and arthritic pain.
5. When placed in pillows, lavender seeds and flowers aid sleep and relaxation.
6. Bunches of lavender repel insects. In addition to smelling fresh and sweet, lavender will also repel moths and silverfish, so store it with your winter woollens.
7. Try sprinkling a couple of handfuls of dried lavender under your dog’s bedding, to deter fleas.
8. French Lavender Plants can zoom up to 4 feet high in one season.
9. French Lavender Plants produce cascades of gorgeous rich French Lavender that will take your breath away….producing long blooming vibrant lavender flowers in an array of breathtaking color from summer to frost.
10. When you come home at the end of a long day and see your garden, you won’t want to leave your home! Trust me, I speak from experience!

My BFF Lucrecia’s Secret Hair Growth Shampoo

I was 11 years old when we moved to a new neighborhood. I went from most popular girl in the neighborhood to a “nobody” and became an extremely shy, introverted and awkward little girl. The day after we moved in, my mother took me for a “pixie” haircut – go ahead and google “pixie cut”, I am dating myself again LOL. I was tall, skinny and gawky and you couldn’t tell whether I was a boy or girl which made me feel even worse about myself. Boys teased me and called me names. I was devastated. My Mom virtually ruined my life until Lucrecia came to my rescue. Lucrecia has been my BFF since we were 11 years old and I was the new girl on the block. Lucrecia knew how it felt to be the new girl on the block. Her family emigrated from Peru two years earlier. She was kind and sensitive and we shared almost every waking hour together. Lucrecia also has curly hair, but hers is down to her waist and the curls are absolutely stunning. She always looks perfectly coiffed. She did what any BFF would do, when she saw how upset I was, she shared her Secret Hair Growth Shampoo. Miraculously I began to come out of my shell, blossoming into adolescence with beautiful, long flowing, curly, healthy hair and a new sense of confidence. If Lucrecia hadn’t shared her Secret Hair Growth Shampoo with me, my hair would have never grown back as quickly and beautiful as it did. Long ‘N Strong Shampoo has a proven track record which I can personally attest to. Go to Rushindustries.com and try it for yourself. It is NOT sold in stores!

A Bad Hair Day & How To Get Longer Hair In A Week

What did you think of Michelle Obama’s debut of her bangs last week? I actually like them a lot. I think it gives her a much softer look. I wonder if her recent bob will start a new trend. I remember days long ago when I impulsively decided to cut bangs only to go home and realize they were way too short! I looked as though I stuck my finger in a socket and I was absolutely devastated, I didn’t want to leave my house until they grew back. I also happen to have very curly hair and learned the hard way that bangs just don’t work with hair like mine… I may be dating myself but, do any of you remember scotch taping down your bangs at night only to wake up in the morning and they would pop right back up? Anyway, I was so distraught over the length of my hair and bangs until my mother came home and told me How To Get Longer Hair In A Week with a unique product she discovered through a friend. Believe it or not, it was miraculous and I became the poster girl for How To Get Longer Hair In A Week. Check out Long ‘N Strong ® Complete Treatment Set from Rush Industries. Try it for a month and let me know what you think. Don’t forget I enjoy receiving before and after photos, so don’t hesitate to send them my way. And by the way, the blonde on the advertisement is NOT me, I’m a brunette. One of these days, I may surprise you with a picture of my hair – so stay posted! FYI, a little birdie told me the first lady has been using Long ‘N Strong for years…

5 Things You Should Know About A Marine Who Wears A Marine Corps Ring

#1 A Marine Who Wears A Marine Corps Ring has the reputation of “First to Fight”, especially when unexpected threats arise, it is the Marine Corps that is best prepared to face them down.

#2 A Marine Who Wears A Marine Corps Ring is known to face down threats anywhere around the world when a crisis ensues.

#3 A Marine Who Wears A Marine Corps Ring responds quickly and is a willing, capable and agile force ready to move at a moments notice, whether it is rescuing civilians from terrorists or aiding with natural disasters.

#4 A Marine Who Wears A Marine Corps Ring has the courage and resolve to silence the sounds of tyranny, injustice and despair. Few emerge where chaos looms the way a Marine does.

#5 A Marine Who Wears A Marine Corps Ring belongs to a group of men and women who are part of an extremely proud heritage that they will remain a part of forever! The title of Marine automatically gives one membership into an everlasting brotherhood of warriors. Their motto: “Semper Fidelis, ours is a family”!

Why not honor your marine with a Marine Corps Ring today! Don’t wait for a special occasion, to let them know how proud you are of them and all they do for our Country!

For That Special Sailor: Navy Rings For Men

Are you thinking about enlisting in the Navy? Did you know that for well over 200 years, America’s Navy has been instrumental in presenting the principle ideals of courage, equality and fairness to the world? The men and women in the Navy present these principles to the world through selfless service, responsible use of incredibly powerful capabilities and most importantly through the pride, purpose and professionalism that comes through in all they do! The Navy has been nationally recognized and has received various accolades as one of the nation’s great workplaces. Check out Navy Rings For Men at Rush Industries and send a sailor a gift he will cherish forever. The Official US Navy Ring is the perfect gift to send that special sailor in your life! US Navy Rings For Men are treasured keepsakes for generations to come. If I’ve enticed you even a wee bit to possibly join the Navy, visit your local recruiting office and find out what it takes to become a sailor in the United States Navy.
“Sailing, sailing,
Over the bounding main,
For many a stormy wind shall blow
Ere Jack comes home again!”

Cash In On Royal Empress Trees For Sale

Imagine your backyard filled with the smell of lavendar…visual imagery makes me feel so serene. Did you know that lavendar supposedly helps you sleep. I often put a dab of it on my wrists before getting into bed at night. Not only do I love the smell, the lilac color is so soothing to my eyes, it helps keep me serene and centered. My life is so hectic between work, a very busy household, elderly parents, etc., etc., etc., when I get home at the end of the day and step onto the deck in my backyard, I cannot describe the feeling that I have just looking at the magnificent Royal Empress Trees that fill my yard. Rush Industries has Royal Empress Trees For Sale. Although, winter and frigid temperatures still loom, now is the time to cash in on Royal Empress Trees For Sale. If you have a nice size backyard, why not try a King’s Ransom 20 or more only $3.98 ea. = $79.60. Planning for springtime helps get me through the cold, dark, dreary days of January and February in New York!!! Let me know what helps you get through the dog days of winter!

Top 5 Reasons To Buy Air Force Rings For Men

#1 Air Force Rings For Men from Rush Industries are beautifully & uniquely designed.
#2 The rings make a perfect gift for your special soldier!
#3 Valentine’s Day is less than 3 weeks away and Air Force Rings For Men are inexpensive.
#4 When your soldier looks at the ring on his finger, he will ALWAYS think of you!
#5 Most important reason: Show your support for the men and women in the military and buy this Official US Air Force ring in commemoration of those who serve or served in the Armed Forces gallantly defending our Country!

The Air Force Rings For Men are distinctly designed with the official insignia of the US Air Force. I suggest you also try the US Air Force Men’s Stealth Cologne. The lush combination of deep basil, warm spice and brushed suede defines casual elegance and exhilarates the senses with a blast of fresh air. Picture your handsome Air Force husband, lover or friend in uniform with a beautiful ring and imagine the smell of the fragrance. Ummmm…..I don’t know about you but my senses are tingling just thinking about it!