Michael’s 12 Steps and Footprints In The Sand

Golden Footprints In The Sand Prayer RingI never knew anything about 12 Step programs until….a crisis fell upon my suburban “perfect” little family. The crisis is called “addiction”. My oldest child at 20 years old was in the hospital in a drug induced psychosis. We had no idea what to do or where to turn. I talked to anyone I could for advice and found a friend in recovery from alcohol addiction. My friend, Michael told me that if I wanted to change anything I needed to get myself to a 12 Step program ASAP. I am a middle child and an overachiever so I went in with a vengeance thinking the sooner I do this, the quicker my son would be “okay”. The first thing I learned was that the program was not about changing my son but about changing myself. At first I thought this concept was crazy but this crazy concept is what got me to a life brimming with peace and serenity. It was not an overnight process and was filled with many bumps along the way but it was well worth the work to get where I am.

For today, my son is clean from all substances for 4 plus years and I have my friend Michael to thank for guiding me to a place I never knew existed. To show my gratitude to Michael for always being there for me I bought him a Golden Footprints In The Sand Prayer Ring from Rush Industries. I attached a note that said:  “When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you. Michael, thank you for carrying me and showing me the miracle of the program. With much love and gratitude…..”

Upon reading the card, he had tears in his eyes and said if it wasn’t for someone who carried him into program, he would never have been there to carry me. The message of the 12th Step is to Pay It Forward. Thank you Higher Power and Michael for guiding me and always being there for me. I am ready, willing and able to Pay It Forward and guide someone in need into peace and serenity!

This Valentine’s Day Discover the Magic of the Serenity Prayer Ring

Upon awakening in the morning, do you pray, do you think about the twenty-four hours ahead? Do you ask your Higher Power to show you what your next step should be or do you expect your day to be magically serene? I NEVER get out of bed in the morning without reciting the Serenity Prayer and I concentrate on every word as I say it. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” My Serenity Prayer Ring is always on my finger. No matter how challenging the obstacles or difficult the tests during my day, I often magically bring myself back to a state of calm and peacefulness sometimes just by glancing at my Serenity Prayer Ring. Whether or not you are in a 12 Step program, the Serenity Prayer, in my opinion is the key to successful communication and peace within. Are you looking for love this Valentine’s Day? If you want to be loved, then you must give love…don’t wait, tell someone you love them today with a Serenity Prayer Ring and witness the magic.

For That Special Sister, Your Best Friend, Sister Spinner Rings

I have to admit I am so jealous of anyone who has a sister! I always wanted a sister, a best friend who I could trust with all of my dark, deep secrets. Unfortunately, that wasn’t in the cards for me. Not only did I grow up in a house filled with boys, I now have four sons of my own and even my dog is a boy! Needless to say, I’ve always been searching for that special sister relationship and I have been very fortunate to have found it in several of my very long term friendships. Those friends are my true soul sisters and to be honest, in many ways friends are often better than family. Whether you have a sister, a soul sister or a sorority sister check out this best kept secret gift idea at Rush Industries. They have a magnificent Sister Spinner Ring. “Always Sisters, Forever Friends” spinner ring is my favorite gift to give my “sisters of the heart” for birthdays, holidays or just to say “I love you!” The Sister Spinner Ring is high quality handcrafted stainless steel, hypoallergenic and comes with a FREE velvet gift pouch.