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!

Inspirational Rings & A Blissful Valentine’s Day

A day of blissful love… Have you found your soulmate yet? Do you believe in destiny? I found my soulmate in New York City quite a few years ago and I truly believe that our souls were destined to unite. I woke up this morning to a delicious hot cup of coffee in bed from my soulmate, my best friend. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite days of the year. We get so caught up in day to day life that sometimes my soulmate and I are like “two ships passing in the night”. Valentine’s Day is a day to reconnect and remember why we are together. After being with someone for so many years, you often lose the romanticism. It is so important to keep a spark in your relationship. My soulmate bought me a “Two Souls One Heart” ring that was sitting on top of a hot chocolate croissant on the breakfast tray he brought me in bed this morning. Yum, yum, yummy!!! I have quite a few special Inspirational Rings that he has bought me over the years but this one is my favorite because we truly are two souls with one heart. I can honestly say my life is complete…. I am so in love even “after all these years”. What more could a girl want? I have a wonderful lover, friend, soulmate and confidante who caters to my every whim, and loves me with with all his heart! “I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK” HONEY!!!

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.