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Posted by: pirate December 26, 2016, 8:41 PM
Hi there folks . starting a new thread of music. The other thread (the universal language i hope you will be inspired )seems to have come to a standstill. I am not sure if the music I post is getting listened to or not because the views seems to have stalled but I think it is a glitch in the sytem so am starting a new thread....
The first song on this thread is one I hope will help someone..

MENDED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Otg-5p7qug

Posted by: pirate December 29, 2016, 1:50 PM
Hi.folks hope you will enjoy the song for today .To find a God of your understanding....Try this simple exercise....Take a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. On the left side list all you were taught, or all you believe what God is. If you have no idea, then write down the word "Nothing." On the right side list what you want God to be for you, (best friend, loving. trustful, forgiving, non-judgmental, or whatever you like). When you are done, tear it down the middle, from top to bottom, and throw away the left side. You are now left with a God of your understanding; one you will feel comfortable praying to.....COPIED FROM: http://thesponsorsaide.org/step2.htm

MY HOPE IS IN YOU.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNZFctND4jY

Posted by: pirate January 3, 2017, 1:25 PM
Happy New Year to all. so grateful to have internet again :) A storm caused an outage. so often we hear in the New Year resolutions that are made to give something up.. I like to put a different spin on it since I have gotten sober.. I like to make a resolution to take something up..something positive. ..for those of you who are still suffering from addiction my wish for you is that this year will be the year that you will achieve sobriety...

Tell your heart to beat again....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F77v41jbOYs

Posted by: pirate January 6, 2017, 9:04 AM
In a few days. I am going to have to face some people from the past who I havent spoken to for years. It is not going to be easy. .I was deeply hurt by their actions some years ago . I pray for strength to do the right thing.

Forgivness...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JflRQLKjAQY

Posted by: pirate January 9, 2017, 7:22 AM
Watch over me.. AS I always say.. do not get God confused with Religion...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u52_5VuwKVI

Posted by: pirate January 11, 2017, 9:38 PM
I posted this song before but posting it again in case someone new may see it and be inspired...

one step away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrPJZYywTuA

Posted by: pirate January 14, 2017, 12:27 PM
Life doesnt have to be perfect to be good. If you got Chains there is a chain breaker.

chain breaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGYjKR69M6U

Posted by: pirate January 18, 2017, 8:59 AM
Good day folks. Hope this song will help someone ....

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB0ReTpA6Gg

Posted by: pirate January 21, 2017, 9:35 AM
I so relate to this song which I am sure others will relate to as well. I did get my Revelation which is why I am here posting links to songs for you to hear.

Show me a Revelation ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytCt8WrxDj4

Posted by: pirate January 25, 2017, 10:29 AM
In early recovery I said to my sponsor at the time that I hated to wake up in the morning feeling the way I did. His reply ..there will come a morning when you will wake up and greet the morning and you will feel glad to be alive. He was right..

There will come a day...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjelKs4uPYs

Posted by: pirate January 28, 2017, 9:47 AM
Good day folks. Sharing a little assignement again today that I have shared before for those who have trouble believing in God. Hope this will help...

) Take a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. On the left side list all you were taught, or all you believe what God is. If you have no idea, then write down the word "Nothing." On the right side list what you want God to be for you, (best friend, loving. trustful, forgiving, non-judgmental, or whatever you like). When you are done, tear it down the middle, from top to bottom, and throw away the left side. You are now left with a God of your understanding; one you will feel comfortable praying to. taken from http://thesponsorsaide.org/step2.htm.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWnvmKoLWUU

Posted by: pirate February 1, 2017, 7:41 AM
Hold fast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY_BTvsBeug

Posted by: pirate February 4, 2017, 6:27 PM
waiting for my real life to begin..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvrzqcfv9mY

Posted by: pirate February 8, 2017, 10:52 AM
I am not the Devil you think I am.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyxBZ2ufkzM

Posted by: pirate February 12, 2017, 12:18 PM
I believe I have an healer who helps me stay sober when I do my work and trust in my healer for strength....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzejd6r9DwE

Posted by: pirate February 15, 2017, 8:36 AM
In 2008 I went in recovery. I had 19 months of sobriety and went back out . For the next year I tried to stay sober between relapses.. in 2010 I went to a treatment center, the tools I learned there to stay sober and working program of AA has kept me sober for 6 and a half years. It works if we work it.. BUT we have to do the work....This song reminds me of my relapses and how I almost lost everything including my life. There is a solution ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W67-phy3X1A

Posted by: pirate February 18, 2017, 10:14 PM
To surrender is to win...

At your feet.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT6lFcM-Fv8

Posted by: pirate February 21, 2017, 1:34 PM
Using my past experiences , my knowledge of addiction and my journey to sobriety living in a remote town where there isnt any AA I now reach out to others who live in such places and provide them with the tools I have used to stay sober. I am grateful I am permitted to share my journey and what I do to stay sober with other clients at the treatment center where I was once a patient. My goal is to give hope , inspiration and online tools that will help with their recovery. Not everyone can get in a car and drive to a meeting a few blocks away. Not everyone has that option and I was one of them..but I have found a way to stay sober. If I can do it so can you...Never give up, never say Can't and never compare your recovery to that of another.

AND NOW MY LIFESONG SINGS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx1_7gfCy38

Posted by: pirate February 24, 2017, 1:22 PM
There comes a time when we have all needed a miracle.. you will find many in the rooms of AA, in treatment centers and in recovery programs...

I NEED A MIRACLE...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kGaNrsWfsc

Posted by: pirate February 27, 2017, 6:29 PM
You can come out of the darkness and

INTO THE LIGHT....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y4LETARdPw

Posted by: pirate March 2, 2017, 9:46 AM

THIS IS AMAING GRACE......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFRjr_x-yxU

Posted by: pirate March 5, 2017, 5:59 PM
My last relapse in 2010 nearly took my life. In addition to the shame and remorse I felt , I also felt abandoned by some loved ones who were disgusted with me and wanted nothing to do with me . However my youngest daughter stood by me ,through all the terrible times, never turning her back on me . The following song is one she sent me . That song reassured me that I was loved in spite of what I had become. It gave me encouragement, strength and HOPE .I would listen to this song over and over in the two weeks while I was white knuckling it and waiting to be admitted to a treatment center. She would be the one holding my hand as I was led through the doors that took me to freedom.May this song encourage all who feel abandoned,beaten and hopeless.

JUST WAIT IT WILL COME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05khgQFJJO0


Posted by: pirate March 8, 2017, 9:34 PM
For whoever listens to the songs I post you save me because by coming here I keep my sobriety.. thank you...this song is dedicated to all of you.

EVERYDAY....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6ODrhjovzQ

Posted by: pirate March 12, 2017, 5:44 PM
This is a song I played at the end of a presentation I gave at a treatment center where I was once a patient . It felt AWESOME to go back there sober to share my ESH and to bring Hope to others....

A marvelous Light.. indeed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqgGzWVZcNE

Posted by: pirate March 16, 2017, 7:52 AM
So many of us when we come to Recovery bring a lot of baggage with us.One of them being low self esteem... This song is for all who suffer from low self esteem, self loathing and feeling wortheless..

You are Beautiful...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmUfJtsaqps


Posted by: pirate March 20, 2017, 11:17 AM
The Bottle drinks from you...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb6D7TaULb0

Posted by: pirate March 23, 2017, 12:19 PM
There is a light at the end of the tunnel so keep holding on

TUNNEL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVONETpOocc

Posted by: pirate March 27, 2017, 11:51 AM
LAY IT DOWN:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3f9GrbOXSA

Posted by: pirate March 31, 2017, 10:06 AM
Give it all away....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIJme9QzZxw

Posted by: pirate April 5, 2017, 8:01 PM
Hello folks...

Never let go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXaSWUvTb8w

Posted by: pirate April 10, 2017, 2:20 PM
There's a devil in the bottle....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAbk7TxBhEA

Posted by: soberturtle April 10, 2017, 5:11 PM



Annnd it wonnn't rest until imm dead

:) good reminder

Posted by: pirate April 15, 2017, 7:07 AM
Deliverer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pb_DT0MhY0

Posted by: pirate April 19, 2017, 8:19 AM
For those of us who have trouble believing in a power greater than ourselves all we have to remember is that addiction was greater than us..so we became willing to believe in something greater than addiction....

Need you now..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tivseVZbnY

Posted by: pirate April 23, 2017, 8:57 PM
Sobriety brings with it a new life. When I was active in my addiction it was as if I had a dead heart that kept on beating..Thank God I found sobriety before it stopped beating all together. IT IS GOOD TO BE ALIVE.. HOPE FOLKS i am here to bring HOPE TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.... you can be alive, you can do it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K8-9mXjU8o

Posted by: pirate April 30, 2017, 8:05 PM
Hi there folks. I apologize for my lateness in posting the song for those of you who are read my post and listen on a regular basis. I am currently away from my home and have not been on the internet much .I am currently spending time with my grown children and grandchildren.There is HOPE folks. I am living proof ... Enjoy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wN-fspKg1Q

Posted by: pirate May 3, 2017, 10:24 AM
Hi there folks! Wishing you all peace, contentment and Grace..

EVEN IF:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6d4gnWYNyA


Posted by: pirate May 8, 2017, 9:28 PM
Are you ready to Surrender?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oRsSa4wabQ

Posted by: pirate May 13, 2017, 2:47 PM
Hello Peeps! Back home after a visit with my kids and grandkids. Wishing all the mommies out there a Happy Mother's Day. If by chance you are estranged from your children let there be HOPE because in 2009 so was I. Now I am a huge and much wanted part of their lives. When I changed so did my life.This is the first Mother's Day for me without my mom as she passed 6 months ago. I am so grateful for all the years I had her and I am so grateful that for the last 6 years of her life she got to see me live a sober life. I am very grateful I was there for her in the end.

Something Changed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq_keecl1L8

Posted by: AWalton789 May 15, 2017, 11:37 AM
Wow, really nice song with beautiful tune and it really made inspiration in me. Matthew West is awesome, Thank you for this song.

Posted by: pirate May 16, 2017, 7:46 AM
Thank you A Walton. your comment meant a lot to me... Hope you like this one as well...

For who are struggling in recovery .. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPnWMymk9o4

Posted by: pirate May 19, 2017, 11:40 AM
As I always say please do not get religion confused with God. If your world is dark there is a Power of the Universe that can bring you light ....if you become willing to believe...........

Let there be light...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ1FW1Dzgds

Posted by: pirate May 22, 2017, 7:16 AM
If you are broken there is a solution ..If you are broken you can be mended. If you are broken there is life after the brokenness....

BROKEN....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFOyzW5h5cM

Posted by: pirate May 25, 2017, 7:28 PM
You CAN rise above addiction....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WhJIdwS52U

Posted by: pirate May 28, 2017, 12:28 PM
Hello Everyone! When I was in active addiction I wanted an out. There were times I thought I would be better off dead than having to exist in the chaotic alcoholic fogged world that had become my life. But as bad as I wanted to be rid of my addiction I felt hopeless that it would never happen because I didnt think I had the strength to recover. Working a 12 step program along with counselling and finding strength from a power greater than me I have accomplished what I once thought was impossible. My last drunk I have CHOSEN to never forget because that was the one that almost took my life and I realized something from that drunk,I realized that when I cross over into the spirit world I do not want to go with booze on my breath.

Whiskey on my breath....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSmwCmd6QT4

Posted by: pirate May 31, 2017, 6:58 PM
WE WIN.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AQ3bHr80PM

Posted by: madmomma May 31, 2017, 8:31 PM
This is a good inspirational recovery song too!!! Hope it helps:

https://youtu.be/xAXW1yI1G4M

Posted by: pirate June 4, 2017, 7:50 AM
Hi folks.. thanks madmomma...I am grateful for the people and the God of my understanding who never gave up on me...

Don't give up on me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJcp_-B9SNQ

Posted by: pirate June 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
Recovery is a journey ...not a destination .. we are never perfect,we are always in somewhere in the middle....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DveYBno-pmQ

Posted by: pirate June 12, 2017, 2:10 PM
No matter how difficult it might be , tomorrow will be another day with another chance. For those of you are still in active addiction please do not give up trying. You CAN get sober....

ONE DAY YOU WILL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEyes40uG6w

Posted by: pirate June 18, 2017, 5:33 AM
Hello Everyone! Hope you are all doing well. Don't give up , dont let go and always remember your worth...

Abide with me.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIuC9-4aB7Q


Posted by: pirate June 23, 2017, 8:10 PM
Hi folks. Busy days for me lately....There is life after addiction....

I AM ALIVE AGAIN....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX5HP0aYo98

Posted by: pirate June 27, 2017, 5:57 PM
I believe there is healing in music which is why I post links to songs here. Music saved me many times from picking up in early recovery. Instead of reaching for the bottle I reached for music and I would get lost in the song and searching for more. It is not only a distraction from cravings but it also has an healing effect and can soothe the most troubled soul.

MUSIC IS HEALING:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK3xJBVGxDA

Posted by: pirate July 1, 2017, 5:02 PM
If you only knew...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ns_1DJHNDY

Posted by: pirate July 7, 2017, 8:04 AM
Hi folks. wishing you all a good day..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L28WL-_vjU

Posted by: pirate July 11, 2017, 7:53 AM
AS I always say.. do not get God confused with religion...

YOU are here for a reason..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c30wBCuzWkM

Posted by: pirate July 16, 2017, 6:39 AM
I am no longer a slave to fear....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kIeG0Ebcjg

Posted by: pirate July 22, 2017, 3:06 PM
Hi folks. Hope you are all doing fine..When we work a program ...

WE WIN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AQ3bHr80PM

Posted by: pirate July 25, 2017, 4:45 PM
Anything is possible. I know that for certain because I am here today posting links to songs . Alcohol had a huge hold over me. It has been almost 7 years since I had the last drink. I HAVE to work a daily program to keep that sobriety. I have a disease that is never going to go away. It will always be there lurking just underneath waiting like a troll under the bridge . Knowledge is power. take the time to learn about your disease. You cant fight the enemy if you dont know what the enemy is. Recovery is not easy but it can be done as testified by thousands of us who are sober. Be willing , be teachable and find a way that works for you and work it. And again .. do not get God confused with religion ....because with God nothing is impossible...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKjcyiXAMSs

Posted by: pirate July 29, 2017, 10:14 AM
NO MATTER HOW BAD IT IS NOW...it CAN improve. I know that for certain because there was a time I was at the bottom and I lived and got well enough to help others.You can be a diamond...

DIAMONDS..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf1ARbpB0gA

Posted by: pirate August 2, 2017, 10:08 AM
I am alive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX5HP0aYo98

Posted by: pirate August 7, 2017, 7:08 AM
Just returned home from attending my daughter's wedding.She is another one of God's Miracle.A survivor instead of a victim.How do I say Thank you O Lord?

THANK YOU...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2qUoZKxC9s

Posted by: pirate August 12, 2017, 8:21 PM
You CAN walk out of the darkness and into the light.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqgGzWVZcNE

Posted by: pirate August 16, 2017, 8:38 AM
The very first sponsor I had relapsed after 14 years of sobriety in 2009.He never could maintain sobriety after that . Multiple relapses and finally not even bothering to try. His journey and his battle ended yesterday.. Rest in Peace R....This song is dedicated to all alcoholics...those who have found sobriety ,those who are still active in addiction and those who never made it out alive...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8ZlNRMHXxU


Posted by: UnsureWhatToDo August 17, 2017, 11:18 PM
pirate, your music has helped me. Thank you.

Posted by: pirate August 22, 2017, 9:06 AM
Thank you unsure. I will keep posting for as long as I am alive if I can connect to this site. Music has helped me a lot in my recovery . Sometimes in early recovery I would listen to music to help me overcome a craving. As bad as cravings can be if it is rode out it will pass. So next time if anyone has a craving give music a try.. ya never know it might keep you sober.. It did me.. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgeMHHbFslk

Posted by: pirate August 25, 2017, 10:36 AM
I wonder if "Tom" is still around. The man who introduced me to this type of music back in 2008. The music has been a source of strength and inspiration throughout my recovery and indeed my life. I share the music in hopes that it will help others.
We all have a cross to bear but together we can make it easier for each other to carry. Thank you Tom,glad I met you...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZIu_wokiV8

Posted by: pirate August 29, 2017, 12:39 PM
Don't ever give up.... 7 years of sobriety for me today. There is HOPE no matter how hopeless it may seem. THERE IS A SOLUTION.YOU CAN DO IT....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDuDFzrlncg

Posted by: pirate September 3, 2017, 5:54 AM
Never give up Hope and never give up on yourself. You as much as anyone else deserve your love ,forgiveness and respect...

It's gonna be all right..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmzo3KxP5wo

Posted by: pirate September 8, 2017, 6:17 PM
We can't be cured but we can BE MENDED..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7P2vb8zm68

Posted by: pirate September 11, 2017, 7:55 AM
I have posted this before but for some reason feel it needs to be posted again...Hope this song will inspire someone to seek recovery or to find strength to carry on .

It is never too late. COME AS YOU ARE....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnZrRunTjjI

Posted by: pirate September 14, 2017, 4:23 PM
Hi there folks. ...

The Answer.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XphG_8j2gM8

Posted by: pirate September 19, 2017, 12:31 PM
I love this song.

CONTROL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFfztu8-bBQ

Posted by: pirate September 22, 2017, 11:41 AM
I am a lover of music. It is a huge part of my recovery. I believe it is one of our Creator's greatest gifts to us and that the word of the Creator can be in the lyrics of a song brought to us by talented spiritual people. I am a child of God, not a child of religion. Don't lose your chance at recovery and a good life because you get the two mixed up ...

Mercy is a song..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbpNUAZg09w

Posted by: pirate September 25, 2017, 7:48 AM
Empty my hands....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OazUWut9xew

Posted by: pirate September 27, 2017, 9:03 PM
He will calm the storm inside of you...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQkSkBgX5cc

Posted by: pirate September 30, 2017, 12:48 PM
In order to stay sober I had to learn how to live life on life's terms. Sobriety must have a life of it's own if it is to survive. It cannot be dependent on anyone, event or circumstance. It took me a few attempts to figure that out. We all have demons to deal with, it is up to us if we let them win. We dont have to be victims of anything or anyone. We can be survivors..7 years ago I chose to be a survivor . You can too. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPJSkSn7rt0

Posted by: pirate October 4, 2017, 5:58 PM
This is my prayer for you...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj_0pvIGkks

Posted by: pirate October 10, 2017, 6:53 PM

There's a devil in the bottle. I got something to make the devil run....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYg1BWC_qrA

Posted by: pirate October 13, 2017, 2:00 PM
Don't give up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoT1d1ofOX0

Posted by: pirate October 16, 2017, 8:46 AM
Good day folks. The enclosed link to the song "I found myself" kinda sums up my story. I just want for those who are still suffering in active addiction to know that there is HOPE and there is life after addiction. It is not easy to recover and it takes time and work but it is possible as a lot of us who are sober/clean can testify. I hope today will be the day that you will make the decision to find yourself..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dpkdT8CJzM

Posted by: pirate October 19, 2017, 11:52 AM
Good day Folks. It is a long long journey in recovery but it is taken one day at a time and if we become willing to trust in an HP we will find the strength to continue. Life doesn't have to be perfect to be good and it is OK to not feel OK sometimes. Take the good, work with that, count your blessings instead of your problems and learn to love yourself enough to give YOU the life that you deserve. Take the Journey , the ride is worth it!

Journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0WE6QDXt7w

Posted by: pirate October 23, 2017, 7:58 PM
As good as it gets...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tQXCoR-Eek

Posted by: pirate October 27, 2017, 1:22 PM
Hi folks. If you are going through a hard time please hang in there. There is light at the end of the tunnel.There is Hope and if you have faith there is healing. As I always say do not get the God of your understanding confused with religion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytCt8WrxDj4

Posted by: pirate October 30, 2017, 10:08 AM
Today I carved a pumpkin before going to work later . Little things like these still give me pleasure filled with gratitude even after 7 years of sobriety because I am part of the living, I can take part in celebrations without having to be drunk and because I am no longer the wicked witch in real life lol..Everything is a miracle to me. I take nothing for granted ..........

Call it Grace...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTahaPMglAA

Posted by: pirate November 7, 2017, 4:51 AM
In my early recovery this song was a constant in my life.

The voice of truth...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaVg0cWkgAw

Posted by: pirate November 11, 2017, 7:19 AM
The Fast Lane..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXiUEqtxIe4

Posted by: Beautiful November 11, 2017, 4:22 PM
Wow.......just wow! Very touching songs that speak of your journey. Congratulations on your sobriety. Thank you for sharing. God is good.

Posted by: pirate November 14, 2017, 6:36 PM
Thank you Beautiful for your kind remarks...Thank God my yesterdays gone.

All my Hope is in Jesus....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isxchQqj0MI

Posted by: pirate November 17, 2017, 7:27 AM
This is the sound of surviving...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaOExJJa_YA

Posted by: pirate November 24, 2017, 1:57 PM
Hi folks . for those who follow my post regularly I apologize for being late with the song. Hope you are all doing well and giving it your best.No matter what your circumstances don't ever stop dreaming because it is possible they can come true...

DREAM AGAIN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXDsFtODgqM


Posted by: pirate November 28, 2017, 11:44 AM
I can relate to this song as I was a chronic worrier but have improved since becoming sober in 2010 . I still have to work at it and probably always will.I read somewhere once that worry is lack of faith so I do my best to try and keep the faith by working the program that is helping me stay sober.If someone who is reading this is still struggling please remember there is HOPE AND THERE IS A SOLUTION...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRJZQFRyZ6s

Posted by: pirate December 2, 2017, 8:57 AM
These are the words I would say...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t9u-LOa3OI

Posted by: pirate December 5, 2017, 3:55 PM
Oh my soul...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjNZf878ISQ

Posted by: pirate December 8, 2017, 3:35 PM
The same power.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InsifiZxVXU

Posted by: pirate December 12, 2017, 8:43 AM
There are many ways to worship our Higher Power . There are times I attend church but it is the music that really helps me connect to that power. This song is one that I love and very lively. hope you enjoy this version of little drummer boy by King and Country..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l1CS0Jhk90

Posted by: pirate December 16, 2017, 9:34 PM
It's not over yet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmTmTMcdxOs

Posted by: pirate December 22, 2017, 9:32 AM
Hi guys. been running behind with my post.. travelling and some flu bug has put me behind. Wishing you all a good day...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xPzTSpbYmk

Posted by: pirate December 25, 2017, 4:39 PM
The Christmas I believe in..Last night I attended a candlelit service. I absolutely love music and last night was an awesome service for me... Merry Christmas folks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CxFb4J-DHg

Posted by: pirate December 29, 2017, 8:07 PM
CONTROL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFfztu8-bBQ

Posted by: pirate January 2, 2018, 10:23 AM
For all who are struggling never give up.There is a way, there is a solution ,just be willing, just be teachable and believe that you are worth it and never lose HOPE ...

I HAVE THIS HOPE..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oncIQo5ub0c

Posted by: pirate January 5, 2018, 5:43 PM
Hi folks. Not sure if I posted this song recently or not .If not I hope you enjoy it and if I did I hope you will like listening to it again...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFfztu8-bBQ

Posted by: pirate January 9, 2018, 12:09 PM
No matter how broken you might feel, no matter how hopeless you are, remember there is a solution,seek it and you will find it. There is no right or wrong way to get sober. Find something that works for you and work with that...

BROKEN THINGS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdUu6ZsdVfM

Posted by: pirate January 12, 2018, 8:42 AM
Are you feeling worn today? There was a time when I felt really worn, hopeless and in despair. It is possible to rise up and win the fight.I am here to bring you hope and to let you know that nothing is impossible...

WORN:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUEy8nZvpdM

Posted by: pirate January 16, 2018, 2:59 PM
Never give up HOPE..10 Years ago I joined this board feeling hopeless and lost. After some sobriety time in 2008 and 2009 I relapsed multiple times before going to a treatment center in 2010 . I have been sober since August 29 2010.. YOU CAN be sober too. Start with the belief that you are worth it and you will find it...

HELP ME FIND IT..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsjZ94K7UQs

Posted by: pirate January 20, 2018, 12:29 PM
God is love. Love is the answer...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vp5bmX20pI

Posted by: pirate January 24, 2018, 9:15 PM
I have so much to be thankful for. Recently I have been given the opportunity to share my ESH via teleconference with the HOPE that it might inspire others to recover. It is by Grace...

Grace and Gratitude..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYeH7NiBrlQ

Posted by: pirate January 29, 2018, 2:47 PM
Today a good friend of mine is celebrating 5 years of sobriety. She has stayed sober through some very difficult time including the loss of loved ones. So proud of her and her accomplishments. This song is for her...

This is AMAZING GRACE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPQKj2Zptr0

Posted by: pirate February 1, 2018, 3:14 PM
Sometimes all we can do is LET GO AND LET GOD...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVnamoY56bU

Posted by: pirate February 6, 2018, 6:06 AM
This song was one I listened to so many times when I was new in recovery....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVbhRbJ0s_Y

Posted by: pirate February 10, 2018, 9:43 PM
Hi folks. Busy times for me lately. Living life sober and taking part in things I never imagined a few years ago. There is life after addiction!..Not sure if I posted this song before or not but I think I may have but if so I hope it will be of use to someone ...Keep on trying, never give up and remember YOU CAN DO IT.

In better hands..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hyefo5DXLE

Posted by: pirate February 13, 2018, 3:04 PM
Hi folks. I Need to hear this song today...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg0A6hAegFc

Posted by: pirate February 18, 2018, 3:34 PM
Hi there folks. Hope you are all doing good. If you are still suffering please have HOPE..

I am no longer a slave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8TkUMJtK5k

Posted by: pirate February 21, 2018, 9:46 AM
Hey there folks. Hope today is a good one for you. If not then never give up. Just know that you are never alone even when you may feel like you are.Do not get God the Creator of the Universe confused with religion.


The mountain of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgeMHHbFslk

Posted by: pirate February 24, 2018, 6:36 PM
Hi folks. Hope you are all doing good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEWGQVBOCIk

Posted by: Elise99 February 26, 2018, 9:28 AM
nice song, thanks

Posted by: pirate February 28, 2018, 6:39 PM
I believe the main foundation of recovery/sobriety is ACCEPTANCE that we have a disease. In order to come to terms with acceptance we have to be honest with ourselves .Admitting that we are not OK and that we need help is the first step toward this goal..

Not all right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY6nTOc46P8

Posted by: pirate March 3, 2018, 6:20 PM
A victim or a survivor? The choice is ours in the decisions we make. Never give up, never stop trying ,continue on for THE VICTORY....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32MRZvC_eqY

Posted by: pirate March 7, 2018, 1:44 PM
Hi folks. Sometimes I feel like I could just get off this planet Earth. A news article really touched my heart yesterday. So much cruelty, abuse and torture to animals and humans. My belief is we have a long way to go before humans become civilized. So much sadness in the news that it would be easy to let this old world on this planet to get a person down or become bitter and angry. It is our choice to be a part of the problem or a part of the solution to the problem. I guess all we can do is our best and to make the world a little brighter place for others who are looking for some light and needing hope.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoqbKyeKOBI

Posted by: pirate March 11, 2018, 5:10 AM
HI folks. Hope you are all doing well.Recovery is a journey, not a destination. I like this song, it reminds me that it is about progress not perfection....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXSH4Y6HAk8

Posted by: pirate March 14, 2018, 5:17 PM
Hi folks. Hoping today is a good one for you. If not I hope tomorrow will be. Don't give up Hope and don't give up trying. I hope you will find ....PERFECT PEACE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kj8pzDLcc8

Posted by: pirate March 17, 2018, 5:06 PM
Hi there folks. Hope you will find your way home. you are never too far to be forgotten...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR5Aq2dWmy8

Posted by: bumblebee17 March 21, 2018, 10:00 AM
Hi there, i am glad that you tell your story and post every time a song with a short messagge, really i enjoy them, I am glad that you are still fighting for beeing someone.
A few song from you list helped my brother in his rehabilitation!

Posted by: pirate March 22, 2018, 10:16 AM
hi Bumblebee Thank you so much. It is nice to know that the music I post can help someone. I come here because it is my way to pay it forward for the people who took the time to help me when I was struggling. I will always be an alcoholic and that is one thing that I must never forget and I try to bring a message of hope to others that even tho we have a disease it does not mean we have to live in the disease , we can separate from it and go on to live normal lives as long as we dont take that first drink.. Not always easy but always worth it...

Need you now.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ylnx0NA9X4

Posted by: Mark March 24, 2018, 2:37 AM
This is to the person who posted the video: Matthew West “Mended”, Loved it! Very inspirational while letting us all know no matter what happens in life we’re all worthy of love, compassion & forgiveness b/c we’re all God’s children, all!

I assume Christian ‘rock’ performer? He was kinda cute too, so not bad all around! lol Thanks for sharing, I see this was a while ago you posted, but hope you see this. Hope you’re also healthy, happy and feeling wonderful!

Posted by: pirate March 28, 2018, 8:03 PM
Hello folks. Hope you are all doing good. Hope you are all doing your best to live in the present. Sometimes it is difficult to do so as I know. It is progress not perfection so all we can do is our best . Never stop trying and never stop believing that you can accomplish what you set out to do.

The power of now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdAu5G6GnU8

Posted by: pirate April 2, 2018, 12:24 PM
Hi Folks. Hope you all had a Happy Easter. The song that I am posting today is one that I can use myself. Feeling stressed lately over some circumstances but need to trust in God and trying my best to accept things as they are according to his will and not mine.. Chin up, March along and have faith ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89R6YFmDnZ0

Posted by: pirate April 6, 2018, 6:40 AM
Hi folks.Hope you are having a good day. This song is one I can relate to. The life I have now was made possible by

THE GOD OF ALL MY DAYS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYkZE8AogDE

Posted by: pirate April 11, 2018, 8:35 PM
Hi there folks. For those who follow my posts I apologize for being late this week. Hope you are all doing good and if not please keep trying. Remember that recovery does not mean bad people trying to get good but sick people trying to get well..The song I am posting is one that I posted a while back but posting it again just in case someone can use it...

THE HURT AND THE HEALER.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqBMNSuDf7g

Posted by: pirate April 17, 2018, 7:30 AM
Hello everyone..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT6lFcM-Fv8

Posted by: pirate April 20, 2018, 5:29 AM
Good day folks. Wishing you a good one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur6Zznc407U

Posted by: pirate April 22, 2018, 6:52 PM
Hi guys. It has been a whirlwind of a month for me. A lot of stress over some circumstances that are happening in my life at present but also a great joy of being blessed with another beautiful baby granddaughter. Sobriety gave me a new life and one that I dont take for granted because I almost lost it all including my life. I will say again as I have so many times on this board. I come here to give you HOPE, and encouragement to continue on with your recovery journey or find help if you havent already. Never give up, YOU ARE WORTH SAVING and there is someone in this world to whom you are important and wants you to live.

BE KIND TO YOURSELF.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYiM-sOC6nE





Posted by: pirate April 25, 2018, 11:19 AM
The God of my understanding is one of love..My creator parent who will help me when I reach out and who will guide me when I need guidance and when I need comfort and peace I will find it when I seek it. If we open our hearts we can FIND OUR WAY HOME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR5Aq2dWmy8

Posted by: pirate April 30, 2018, 7:46 PM
Hi folks. Hope you are all doing well.

ALL IN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RwDpnKIvUI

Posted by: pirate May 6, 2018, 6:26 AM
Hi folks. Hope you are all doing good. The song that I am posting this morning is one that is near and dear to my heart. My daughter sent it to me back in 2010 when I was waiting to to be admitted to a treatment center. In the days leading up I would play this song over and over. It helped me a lot and it gave me strength to hang in there. I have been sober since then.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQMpvEg-5I8

Posted by: pirate May 10, 2018, 7:39 PM
HI there folk. Hope you are doing good.

Make me a River

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4PjKG-CcBo

Posted by: pirate May 15, 2018, 9:48 AM
Good day folks. How goes the battle? Hoping you are all doing well and hanging on. I spent Mother's Day with my daughter and my newborn granddaughter. I am blessed to have 3 Beautiful grandchildren . I take no one or anything in my life for granted. I almost lost it all, my life included. For every uncomfortable moment, hour, week or month I experienced in early recovery it was ALL WORTH IT to be able to look in the eyes of my newborn granddaughter and to be there to see her come into this world. By God's Grace....You can do it! NEVER give up trying and never give up HOPE...Wishing you all a good day !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoeBFZes3ts

Posted by: pirate May 19, 2018, 9:32 PM
Hi folks . Hope you are all doing well. If not then I hope you will find it in yourself to try . You are worth saving and no matter how you may feel about yourself there is someone who loves you and wants you to live..

You're already there


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtg9axTtNLg

Posted by: pirate May 23, 2018, 10:58 AM
Hello folks . Wishing you a good day. If it is not a good one please know that it too shall pass and there is Hope for a good one coming your way. I know the desperation of addiction and I know the obstacles in recovery. Take one day at a time. Be patient with yourself and never compare yourself to another. We are all on our own journey and though the road is similar we have to make twists and turns that will lead us to where we need to go and sometimes we have to take different routes to find our way. It doesnt matter what road we take to recovery the main thing is that we get to where we are going. There is life after addiction. No matter how difficult recovery is just stick with it and there will come a day when you will get your rewards because YOU ARE WORTH IT and the people who love you are worth it. There is a purpose for your life.You are ..........

HERE FOR A REASON

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c30wBCuzWkM

Posted by: pirate May 28, 2018, 5:03 AM
I am here trying to spread HOPE because I AM SURVIVOR....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfRj1NNymaA

Posted by: pirate June 1, 2018, 7:50 PM
Hey there folks. Hope you are all doing good.To me music is one of the greatest gifts in the Universe. I just love it and I love this version of Amazing Grace. Sit back, relax , have a listen and remember if I can be free from addiction so can you. I have been to hell and came out on the other side alive am free from the chains and sharing HOPE ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiyYoe678yI

Posted by: DominicBurrowsW June 3, 2018, 10:16 AM
I just want to say thanks to you. It's a beautiful song.

Posted by: pirate June 5, 2018, 6:15 PM
Thank you D glad you liked the song.... Hey folks ... wishing that you will be survivors instead of victims. Find something that works for you and continue to do it.Sit back , relax and enjoy the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBEyUsB7olI

Posted by: profDarrenF June 6, 2018, 11:46 PM
Hello Pirate,

Can I post also my fav song title Sober by: Kelly Clarkson. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Sx9PITQco

Hope you'll like it and to someone that regularly visited your thread.

Posted by: pirate June 10, 2018, 10:38 AM
Thank you profDarren. A beautiful song indeed. Summer will soon be here where I live. I spent many summer days in a daze and a fog of alcohol.That has changed for me in the last 8 years. This morning the birds were chirping and though the sun wasn't shining there was a gratitude in my heart and light in my soul as I held and fed my 8 week old granddaughter. The JOY OF LIVING that comes when we are no longer slaves to addiction brings us out of the darkness and into the light of love , beauty and all the blessings this world has to offer. There is HOPE, THERE IS LIFE...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBzQF4naC_E

Posted by: pirate June 13, 2018, 5:56 PM
Hey there folks. Hope today is a good one for you.

When Mercy found me.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm5oirhXl7I

Posted by: pirate June 19, 2018, 6:56 AM
Hi Folks. Hope you are all doing well. As I have said before do not get God confused with religion. Religion is for people who are afraid to go to hell, spirituality is for people who have already been there...There is a light at the end of addiction and there is a Creator who will help us if we become willing to believe...

THE STRUGGLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK8IA5extG0

Posted by: DominicBurrowsW June 20, 2018, 11:44 AM
Hey, glad you're here again. To continue the subject of spirituality, I'd like to cite words from one excellent book. It has changed my life.

"Rigden: Yes, this is a special topic. One of the ways of the Animal mind to completely place a person under its control is to provoke in him the desire to consume alcohol or drugs. When a person begins to consume alcohol or drugs, the Animal mind begins to completely dominate over him, to enslave and block any possible manifestation of the power from the Spiritual nature. At the level of europhysiology, an imbalance occurs, and many of the brain’s neurons get blocked. The person begins to perceive information poorly. Instead, the Animal nature actively dominates in him, and it seems to him that he is a “hero” and that everything in this world is permissible for him. Such a soap bubble (illusion) actually appears not because of the fact that he is such in reality, but simply because failure in the system of brain function occurs, and the Personality’s state of consciousness switches to a different mode, where there is a complete submission to the Animal nature. For the Spiritual nature in a person - this is a collapse; this is like, figuratively speaking, putting the Soul into a deadly poisonous environment. Its power is partially blocked by the “optical filters”-subpersonalities anyway, and such a total domination of the Animal nature in a new Personality simply deprives it of its last chance and hope. Alcohol and drugs turn a person into an obedient slave of the Animal mind and even in small doses kill in him the spiritual sprout."

Posted by: pirate June 25, 2018, 5:41 AM
I remember the day I was called to a new way of living. I came to that morning after a night of drinking. I started drinking again , I had no intention of giving up drinking but by noon that day I had called AA and so began my journey into recovery..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCPkicY07Gg

Posted by: pirate June 30, 2018, 7:10 AM
Hello to everyone. Hoping you are all doing well . Had a couple of difficult days this past week. Was shocked to hear of the death of someone who was a tremendous help to me in early recovery. Remembering her brought back a lot of memories from my past. Thankfully I have a program and an Higher Power that helps me live one day at a time and to live life on life's terms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwpsDJOyl0o

Posted by: pirate July 3, 2018, 2:18 PM
Hey there folks. Wishing you all a good day. Relax, listen to the song and keep an open mind and always remember that if I can get sober anyone can...HOPE folks.. I come here to bring HOPE...NEVER give up, NEVER compare yourself to another and ALWAYS believe that you are worth saving....

CARRY ME HOME...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9INIicOzvfs

Posted by: pirate July 8, 2018, 6:56 PM
Hello Folks. Hope you are doing well and if you are not ..NEVER give up trying . We have the choice to be victim or survivor. I hope you will choose to be a survivor.

You are my recovery...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkdw4PyPvyI

Posted by: pirate July 11, 2018, 12:07 PM
Hey there peeps! Saying HELLO to you all and bringing HOPE to all who might be in need. Thank God I am able to do that.....CALL IT GRACE...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTahaPMglAA

Posted by: pirate July 15, 2018, 7:51 PM
Hi folks. Hope you are all doing good. THERE IS LIFE AFTER ADDICTION..

KEEP COMING BACK....It works if you work it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvPJ_GAaO9Y

Posted by: ST July 21, 2018, 7:27 PM
Hello dearest friend

I lost my email and password.
Will be making another tomorrow or wait til they recover my pass
Everything is okay.

ST
HUGGGGGGGGGS

Posted by: pirate July 22, 2018, 12:04 AM
Hey ST glad to hear from you. Looking forward to communicating again...:)

I can really relate to this song. It reminds me of the days I would come home and do just that.. pull the drapes, lock the door and not answer the phone...

Nobody drinks alone..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLOc4csahZU

Posted by: pirate July 25, 2018, 11:28 PM
Hi folks. Hope you are doing ok. I know I have posted this song before but maybe someone can use it ....

Tell your heart to beat again..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F77v41jbOYs

Posted by: pirate July 30, 2018, 1:59 PM
Hi folks. Hope you are doing well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_WbsUDhvNI

Posted by: pirate August 4, 2018, 7:28 PM
Hi folks. Hope everyone is doing well. At the end of my vacation, couple days of travel and I am back to reality. There was a time I never thought it possible that I could do the things I do now.
If I can do it so can you. Never give up on yourself. You are worth living a life that you came in to this world to live.There is life after addiction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-QgdlOp6ZU

Posted by: pirate August 8, 2018, 7:46 AM
Hello folks. How are you all doing? Anyone here fighting their inner demons? One thing I have learned is we have to learn how to live in an unfair world without taking a drink or a drug. If you are using an excuse to drink or drug it is easy to find one. Sobriety must have a life of it's own if it is to survive. It cannot be dependent on what is happening around us or to us. We can make the choice to let the demons win or fight for our freedom. In 2010 I made the choice to fight. As a result I am sober today and living a good life...not a perfect life but life doesnt have to be perfect to be good. I have choices today something I didnt have before recovery. If you are here on this board then it goes without saying you are looking for a solution for your problem. There is a solution. The method used are not the same for everyone. There is no cut pattern that fits all. Recovery is not one size fits all. We find what works and it could be a combination of things (as with me) or it may be just the one thing . Find what you are comfortable with, what works and keep working it. YOU CAN WIN the fight against

YOUR INNER DEMONS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPJSkSn7rt0


Posted by: pirate August 12, 2018, 5:33 AM
Hello folks. Anyone who is addicted knows THE STRUGGLE. Again I come here to pass along some HOPE .There is a solution , there IS LIFE after addiction. Never ever give up on yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK8IA5extG0

Posted by: Cordeliatolear August 13, 2018, 11:14 AM
So, this is a cool thread...couple of questions. Is there an way to embed from message options the YouTube vid so that it appears in the actual message? And too, is any type of music welcome here....as long as it relates to inspiration in life (recovery)?

Posted by: pirate August 14, 2018, 5:41 AM
HI Cord In reply to your question.. I dont know , I just post links to song that I feel might be helpful to someone who is in recovery or seeking recovery. If you have such music that you would like to share feel free to do so.To me Recovery is a WE program and we are all in it together helping each other. I love music and found it helpful to me when I was struggling to get sober and to remain sober after in early recovery and I just pass music along in hopes that it might help another struggling soul. Have a good day and thank you for the comments....

Posted by: Cordeliatolear August 14, 2018, 8:18 AM
LOL, well that wasn't fun.....attempted my first post here replete with link, but you must be 2 weeks old here to do so.

Posted by: pirate August 18, 2018, 5:43 AM
Hello Everyone.Been Special and happy times for me lately. So grateful to have been blessed with Grace and Recovery, to have survived, to be alive to experience life after addiction instead of dying in addiction. Recovery is a journey, the road not always easy but always worth it. We are never too far gone that we cant get back no matter how broken we become.

BROKEN THINGS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdUu6ZsdVfM

Posted by: pirate August 21, 2018, 8:07 PM
Hi there folks. Hope you enjoy the song, and hope someone will be inspired enough to seek help or gain strength to carry on if already in recovery. In my humble opinion I do not think we should get God/Creator/HP confused with Religion. To me it is not the same. I have been redeemed by God my Creator, not religion...

REDEEM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boV5ER7O90o

Posted by: pirate August 26, 2018, 5:32 AM
Hello All. Hope all is well. Never give up HOPE,don't get religion confused with God /Creator/HP and find a way to ACCEPT that you have a disease and be willing to do whatever it takes to recover. It CAN BE DONE with the THE GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKBj457ILUo

Posted by: pirate August 30, 2018, 8:31 AM
Hello Folks. Hope you are winning the battle. Yesterday I celebrated 8 years of sobriety...All the glory goes to God and gratitude to the people he used as his vessels to help me ..

THANK YOU GOD...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pssz5HH7Cp8

Posted by: Cordeliatolear August 30, 2018, 10:04 AM
Grats, pirate....that is great news

Posted by: pirate September 3, 2018, 10:11 AM
Hi Folks Welcome to this new day and a new week. Never give up HOPE, never give up trying.
I love this song that I am posting today. There was a time when I was in so much pain , bitterness, anger and I felt so hopeless.I was so unhappy and sad. I am sure there will be someone reading this post that is feeling the same way. I want you to know there is HOPE, there is LIFE after addiction. I come here to let you know it is possible to be free..

EMPTY MY HANDS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OazUWut9xew


Posted by: pirate September 7, 2018, 9:36 AM
Hi there folks. Hope you are all doing good. If you are struggling with addiction/recovery just remember to keep fighting ,NEVER give up you are worth it and you will find a way to recover YOU CAN do it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHO-Z1dpQ54

Posted by: pirate September 12, 2018, 9:12 AM
Hello folks. Hope you are all doing fine. As always here to bring HOPE , give support and to tell you to NEVER give up. You are worth it, you can do it . just believe!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZvKJl1kK8g

Posted by: pirate September 16, 2018, 9:27 AM
Hello Folks. TODAY IS A GOOD DAY for me.If someone had told me back in 2007 that I would be alive now and living well, sober and that life would be good I would have not have believed it but here I am spreading the news to all who might listen to me that there is life after addiction. There is HOPE, there is a SOLUTION and that you are WORTH IT. Is my life perfect? no it isn't but life doesnt have to be perfect to be good. Are there days that are challenging and difficult.. yes because that is life . There will always be an excuse to drink again if I am looking for one BUT instead I look for the reasons to stay sober and they are many. Today I can honestly say God is good , life is good and sobriety is good. Don't give up on yourself. Not ever...

Listen to our hearts...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxqHo2Pvfm0

Posted by: pirate September 20, 2018, 8:44 PM
Hey folks hope you are winning the battle. Hoping you all have a reason to be grateful , a reason to smile and a reason to be sober/clean..

If we're honest...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcTvtuuVU8

Posted by: pirate September 24, 2018, 9:22 AM
Good day all.. Hope today will bring you happiness,peace and contentment. There is much to be grateful for even on this unfair and sometimes cruel planet on which we reside for a few years. We can let it beat us or we can rise above and make it a better place not only for us but for those who will come after we have leave our mark on our journey called life...

In your hands....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXr2QSIQxU8

Posted by: pirate September 28, 2018, 6:53 PM
In 2008 I met a fellow recovering alcoholic by the name of Tom in an AA online chat room. He had shared some music with me. From that time on I was hooked and have taken comfort from the Christian and spiritual music that he introduced me too. Since then I have gone on to listen to many songs with different artists. Sometimes it feels as if the lyrics speak to me , other times it reminds me of others but the one thing consistent is that I feel a calmness and a peace when I listen to those songs. Thank you Tom for that gift. I wonder where you are today and if you are sober. You played a bigger role in my recovery than you will ever know...Here is one of the first of many songs that got me started and led me to a path and on a journey that brings me here every few days to post a song in hopes that it will help someone else find that inspiration and peace that music can bring...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C53GgUJ6y-Y

Posted by: pirate October 2, 2018, 8:17 PM
Hello All. Once again I come to bring HOPE and support to all who are struggling and all who are trying to recover. Never give up..

NO MATTER WHAT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It_xQ4NYtDQ

Posted by: pirate October 7, 2018, 7:07 AM
It is Thanksgiving weekend here where I live.Every day I am sober is thanksgiving for me.IN 2010 I spent Thanksgiving at a treatment center. I have been sober since then. I have a lot to be thankful for. Sending you all a Happy Thanksgiving from me to you..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E

Posted by: pirate October 12, 2018, 8:50 AM
For all of you are in Recovery, thinking about recovery and for those who are still suffering in addiction..

With Confidence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzNdPf_QYOo

Posted by: pirate October 16, 2018, 6:17 AM
Hello folks.Hoping all is well with you. I have some things going on in my life that has left me feeling a bit down the last few days. In those times i work my recovery program harder and do what I have to do to keep my sobriety in fit condition. When we become sober life doesn't change , we change and our reaction to life changes. We learn to live life on lifes terms. I thank God for that..


WHENEVER GOD SHINES HIS LIGHT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIwtcYiwJ4s

Posted by: pirate October 20, 2018, 8:39 AM
Hello to all.Hope you are all doing well, If you are not have faith and Hope that it will get better...

Into faith I go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG94KAxXNyk

Posted by: pirate October 25, 2018, 8:58 PM
Hello everyone. Hope you are all well and progressing in recovery. Wishing you all the best and sending Hope and Support to all...

God who moves the mountains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3xsn6db2iI

Posted by: pirate October 29, 2018, 12:05 PM
Hey there folks. Here once again to bring HOPE to the hopeless, support for those who are unsupported and to tell you to never give up on yourself or the way to a better LIFE.

EMPTY MY HANDS..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OazUWut9xew

Posted by: pirate November 1, 2018, 9:34 AM
Hey there all. Hope you are all doing well. Going through a period in my life right now where there are uncontrolled circumstances(sickness) that is leaving me feeling helpless /sad and all I can do is be a support. Back in the old drunk days I would be crying in my glass which would only be making an already stressful situation worse. Thank God I do not live that way anymore and that today I have control over my actions and reactions if nothing else..

God on the Mountain...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUBY9TxnAMw

Posted by: pirate November 5, 2018, 7:13 PM
Hey there folks. Hope all is well in your world. Here as always to bring HOPE and to let the still suffering know there is life after addiction and you can THRIVE...

THRIVE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jNJ59o4QgE

Posted by: pirate November 10, 2018, 9:12 PM
Hello folks. Hope you are all doing well. Wishing you all the best and sending along HOPE..

FEAR NO MORE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMmmbJlWhtk

Posted by: pirate November 15, 2018, 10:11 AM
Good day all. Hope you are all well. Wishing you all a good day . Don't sweat the small stuff...

Never going back to OK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygEs9ybpUqk

Posted by: pirate November 20, 2018, 9:49 AM
Hello Folks . Hope you are all doing well. if we woke up this morning and can see, hear, walk, talk and have food,water and a home then we are blessed. I take nothing for granted because I almost lost it all including my life. Have a good day everyone and remember a smile not only lights up your own face but the faces of others who return it....

UNLESS YOU ARE HERE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE6lZHdD0Rk

Posted by: pirate November 24, 2018, 8:44 AM
Good day all. Hope you are all doing good. It is that time of year again when we are surrounded by Christmas decorations, lights, trees and ads for shopping. In 2007 I was too deep in my addiction to even finish decorating my tree. On Janurary 4th 2008 I went in recovery. I would like to be able to write and say that all was wonderful from that day onward but as most of us who are in recovery know that is not always the case. I would go on to achieve 19 months of sobriety before relapsing in 2009 .That relapse would lead me to another year of intermittent drinking and sobering up ....each time vowing never to touch it again. In 2010 I admitted defeat, I surrendered and I went to a treatment center where I learned tools that have helped me to stay sober to this day.I have 8 years of sobriety but did not achieve it alone. I have had a lot of help, support and in combination with online AA , and other programs I have maintained my sobriety. When I see the Christmas lights I am reminded of that Christmas when I was too sick to finish decorating my tree, I am also reminded of the one who by his Grace I was saved from a life of hell in addiction. This Christmas when you see the lights , think of this post and remember there is HOPE and if I can recover so can you. There is one who can help........

THE GOD OF BRILLIANT LIGHTS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lVnY6qpGVY

Posted by: pirate November 28, 2018, 11:13 AM
Good day folks. How ya all doing? AS always here to bring hope . When I was a patient in a treatment center I was told to put a character to my addiction. Upon my return home I found an image of an alcohol demon on the internet and that is what I used as my visual of what I fought every day. So every time I had the craving to drink I would look at that pic and I would say ...you ain't getting me today B****h . IIt helped me to visualize, it made my enemy real to me. I also learned about how our addiction even in sobriety lies in wait for when we are vulnerable which is why we have to work our program and recovery diligently. In this song the old man is addiction who is waiting
FOR THE NIGHT TO FALL


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQiydcNZhvw

Posted by: pirate December 2, 2018, 1:05 PM
Hello folks. Hoping today is a good day for you and for others to come. In my recovery I have had to learn how to forgive. Forgiveness to me means letting go the hurt and the anger and not being a slave to the one who have hurt me by holding on to resentment,bitterness and wanting revenge. One day I came to realize that the only one I was hurting was myself by holding on to hatred . I do not condone what was done nor will I forget but what I have done is let the power of the universe be in charge of that person as that same power is in charge of me . I am free from the hatred , the bitterness and am FREE of the hold it had over me.

FORGIVENESS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIbCpy0CQEo

Posted by: pirate December 7, 2018, 6:27 PM
Hello Folks. Hope you are all doing well and in this busy season please let us not forget the reason for the season. Don't sweat the small stuff. Sending HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT to those who still need it..

LET THERE BE PEACE..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW4c6DcxgGc

Posted by: pirate December 11, 2018, 7:48 AM
Hi everyone. Wishing you a good day filled with peace and happiness. I have been going through some difficulties lately but am staying strong in my program and trusting in my HP that this too shall pass..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKX61GpxmY0


Posted by: pirate December 16, 2018, 4:23 PM
HELLO to all. Am here as always to pass along HOPE, encouragement , and support..There is life after addiction , and to experience Christmas sober and for the right reason is a wonderful feeling.

GIVE THIS CHRISTMAS AWAY..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BVGkb5bxRY

Posted by: pirate December 20, 2018, 6:22 AM
Hello Everyone. A Christmas song for you to listen to today. Hope all is well with you and if it is not please remember there is always HOPE and there is a solution to your problem no matter how hopeless it might feel for you now. How do I know? I am living proof..

HOPE WAS BORN..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fok1h3p1sh8

Posted by: pirate December 23, 2018, 2:14 PM
Hi there folks. One of nicest songs I have heard.

Make room in your heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVEJFATwkao

Posted by: pirate December 28, 2018, 6:39 AM
Hello All . Hope you are all doing good. This song I am sharing this morning are for those who are still struggling and who are in need of help and healing...or for those who are having problems in their life..Never give up HOPE , never give in to temptation and Never say you can't because YOU CAN.. I am living proof that sobriety can be achieved.

NEED YOU NOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tivseVZbnY

Posted by: pirate January 4, 2019, 7:15 PM
Hello folks. Hope you all had a good Christmas. On this date in 2008 I entered recovery for the first time. After achieving 19 months of sobriety I threw it all away by giving in to temptation and thinking I could just have a couple of glasses of wine. It would take a year of drinking , trying to get sober and failing again and again before I finally admitted defeat , surrendered and went to a treatment center. It was the best decision I could have made for myself. I learned much about my disease, was given tools to use to stay sober, followed the guidelines of what I need to do to stay sober and so far have achieved 8 and a half years one day at a time with help from my HP and recovery programs. I am not afraid of dying but I really do not want to die drunk .



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=580SsnoG344




































































































Posted by: pirate January 9, 2019, 8:24 PM
Hello All. Hope you are all doing well.The following song is one that I would listen in my first attempt at sobriety in 2008 I have l been through so much and have learned so much since then but this time of year I am always reminded of that time in my life.I am so grateful for my 8 years of sobriety, so grateful for my life and so grateful for those who helped me in my journey. For you who read my posts and listen to the songs you are also a part of my recovery for you give me a reason to come here ...Thank you for being a part of my journey..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU_rTX23V7Q

Posted by: pirate January 14, 2019, 1:35 PM
Hello Folks. Hope you are all doing good. We can be victims or we can be survivors. Which one will you be? If what you have been doing is not working then maybe it is time to try something new....Never too late to start over.. Never give up Hope, never give up trying..

You can be alive again....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX5HP0aYo98

Posted by: pirate January 18, 2019, 8:40 PM
Hello Folks. How are you all doing? Hoping you are doing well. If anyone has had a setback don't let it beat you.. Get back up and try again. For those who are building up sober days keep on keeping on and the perks of being sober will become evident with the passing of each sober day. There is life after addiction but it's a new way of life that takes time, commitment and faith that it is possible..

EVER AFTER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gamKfge1W-c

Posted by: pirate January 24, 2019, 5:45 PM
Hello folks. Just popping in to bring some HOPE and to encourage anyone who may need it.
You don't have to be afraid...

FEAR NO MORE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMmmbJlWhtk

Posted by: pirate January 28, 2019, 10:05 AM
Hello folks . Hope everyone is doing well. Sending along HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT to those who are in need and I hope some inspiration to seek sobriety and as always come to pay it forward what was given to me...

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ODDtLMiGnY

Posted by: pirate February 2, 2019, 10:09 PM
Hello Folks. Time goes by so fast I was amazed when I came here this evening and saw that it was 5 days ago since I posted the last music link. There is life after addiction and I am busy living it. In early recovery I never thought I would get adjusted to life without booze but with time and working a program one day at a time I built a new life .If I can do it YOU CAN TOO.. never give up on yourself and your dreams. Enjoy the song and remember you are worth fighting for,worth saving and worth living..

I WILL..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_bHd2-QhuQ

Posted by: pirate February 7, 2019, 9:53 PM
Hello everyone.. Hope you are all doing well. Don't ever give up on your dreams or give up on yourself. No matter how difficult it might seem there is a solution and one day at a time it can be achieved..I think I may have posted this before ...

GREATER..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXI0B4iMLuU

Posted by: pirate February 11, 2019, 11:25 AM
Hello there again everyone. Hoping you are all doing well and continuing to fight for your sobriety and your life. YOU are worth the FIGHT..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8qDOGLCSFo

Posted by: pirate February 16, 2019, 6:03 PM
Hello friends. Hoping you are all doing well. Thank you for coming here to listen to the links I post. You are all a part of my recovery and every day you help save me because you listen to the songs I share and I come to post them because you are all here and I know some of you are waiting for them. That holds me accountable and responsible to spread the message instead of the mess.Recovery is a WE program regardless of what method we use to obtain sobriety.. Thank you ....

EVERY DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r1higHUWt8


Posted by: pirate February 19, 2019, 9:16 PM
Hello folks.Hope you are all well.This song is in memory of my dear and loving sponsor E of 10 years who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday Morning. I am sad...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl2sqdfD2Q0

Posted by: pirate February 23, 2019, 9:49 PM
Hello folks.How you all doing? Hope you are all doing well. I just got through a very difficult week. The unexpected death of my sponsor left me reeling ,overwhelmed and in shock. I was so blessed to have had such a wonderful, kind and loving sponsor for the last 10 years. I will carry on his teachings and I will continue to carry his message of HOPE,LOVE AND SUPPORT.My dear friends you can recover , there is a solution and YOU CAN DO IT!

I HAVE THIS HOPE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oncIQo5ub0c

Posted by: pirate February 28, 2019, 8:58 PM
Hi folks. Hope you are all doing well. I am feeling tired from levels of stress lately . Going through some difficult times but living life on life's terms and no desire to drink.For those of you who are still suffering do not give up HOPE. do not stop trying and always remember that it is possible and YOU CAN DO IT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvnVjLX_hRE

Posted by: pirate March 3, 2019, 2:58 PM
Hello Everyone. Hope you are all doing well. Last night I had a drinking dream. It was such a relief to wake and realize it was not real and that I am still sober . I would hate to go back to being in active addiction. There is hope, there is a solution, there is LIFE. If you are still suffering the pain of addiction, the remorse, the guilt, the shame, the anger, the bitterness , the hopelessness please do not give up on yourself.You are worth saving, you are worth fighting for .....

DON'T GIVE UP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nq98aqRmy4

Posted by: pirate March 8, 2019, 7:39 PM
HELLO EVERYONE. Longer days are just around the corner and spring is in the distance but getting closer and closer.In another couple of months the cold and darkness of winter will be a thing of the past just like the cold and darkness of addiction can be. Just focus on the spring of your recovery and it will come .

HERE I AM...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOZBuQsBw5M

Posted by: pirate March 11, 2019, 3:56 PM
Hello folks. Wishing you all the blessings of recovery, the wisdom of sobriety and the life you deserve....you can Rise from the darkness...


RISE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2ti1BikZrA

Posted by: pirate March 15, 2019, 4:13 PM
Hello folks. How goes the battle? Hope you are winning! My sponsor taught me that we are NOT defined by mistakes we made in our addiction. You are not your disease.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9bjPwwLgj0

Posted by: pirate March 22, 2019, 7:24 PM
Hello friends. Hope you are doing well and hope you are finding yourself on a recovery journey that will lead you to a lifetime of sobriety...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwpsDJOyl0o

Posted by: pirate March 26, 2019, 7:29 PM
Hello Folks.. Wishing you all peace, love, contentment and sobriety...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq84ZkF2haM

Posted by: pirate March 29, 2019, 11:30 AM
Hello folks. Bringing HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT to anyone who is in need . There is life after addiction, BEAUTY WILL RISE..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJynET3b3PM

Posted by: myralover April 1, 2019, 3:12 AM
trying to stay way from drugs for days and weeks

Posted by: pirate April 4, 2019, 5:55 PM
Hello folks. Checking back in here with you all. Hope you are all doing well and if you are not I am here to encourage you and to let you know that there is HOPE and no matter how far down to the bottom you may be there is a way up and out. Don't ever give up. Life has been busy for me lately and I am Living life on life's terms. It don't always go my way but I do it anyway,taking it one day at a time..

ANYWAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7u2ZGonyuQ

Posted by: pirate April 8, 2019, 4:46 PM
Hello Friends. Don't lose HOPE, Don't give up on yourself and don't ever think you are not worth something better because YOU ARE

Lead me Lord

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWm6SWu22+68f9c

Posted by: girltoday April 13, 2019, 8:20 PM
Always so beautiful

Posted by: pirate April 15, 2019, 6:20 PM
Hello Folks. Hope you are all doing good. For those of you are having a difficult time please remember that if I can do it so can you. When I was a patient at the treatment center back in 2010 I was voted among my peers as the one who was most likely to relapse..So far I have maintained my sobriety. Learning to be honest about my feelings plays a big part in maintaining my sobriety. . If I had a day that sucked, that I craved , that I wanted to give up I told someone instead of trying to pretend that all was fine and that I was ok. It is OK to tell someone you are not ok.It is ok to feel that everything sucks and it is ok to feel overwhelmed. Just reach out, tell someone and deal with it. Sharing how you feel is crucial to staying sober or it is in my case.You don't have to tell everyone. just one is enough, especially if that person is someone who cares. I was fortunate to have a good sponsor.. Take it easy, keep it simple and don't sweat the small stuff...

SOUND OF SURVIVING..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaOExJJa_YA

Posted by: pirate April 22, 2019, 9:34 AM
Hello folks. I am a bit late in posting this week. My apology to anyone who comes to listen to the music on a regular basis. I hope all is well with you and I hope you had a good Easter. Take care and never lose HOPE and never give up aiming for that sober life.There is life after addiction, there is love after addiction and there is a reason to wake up , to plan and to live life as it should be lived..Don't quit before the miracle happens...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xWGhVSswjs

Posted by: pirate April 26, 2019, 7:09 AM
Good day Folks. Hope you are all doing well. In my recovery program one of the greatest gifts I have been given is to learn to have an attitude of gratitude . Every day if you take the time to list 3 things in your life that you are grateful in time it will come automatically. Today I am grateful that I can see , hear, talk and walk, there are many who can't. I am grateful for another morning of waking up and the gift of a brand new day. I am so so so grateful to be sober. These days I am drinking from my saucer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1gvQq2iyqI

Posted by: pirate April 30, 2019, 11:38 AM
Hello there my friends. Hope you are all feeling well and hope that life is improving for each and everyone of you. The song that I posting today is one that reminds me of my early recovery. A lot of the people who helped me are now gone, 2 sponsors, an addiction counsellor and 3 close friends not including some family members. I have stayed sober through each and every death of my loved ones since I have been in recovery not because I am strong but because I lean on one who gives me strength to get through. As I always say do not get God/HP/Creator confused with religion. For those who have trouble believing in an HP maybe this exercise might help..

Take a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. On the left side list all you were taught, or all you believe what God is. If you have no idea, then write down the word "Nothing." On the right side list what you want God to be for you, (best friend, loving. trustful, forgiving, non-judgmental, or whatever you like). When you are done, tear it down the middle, from top to bottom, and throw away the left side. You are now left with a God of your understanding; one you will feel comfortable praying to.

GOD OF ALL MY DAYS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RocPcgqCDE0

Posted by: pirate May 4, 2019, 6:29 PM
Hello folks, friends, fellow recovery buds. HOpe you are all doing well and doing the best that you can.There is healing in music :) Enjoy..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqaA8XBI15o

Posted by: pirate May 9, 2019, 7:40 PM
Hello Folks. Hope you are treating yourself good. The past week has been one of many blessings and much reason for gratitude in spite of some issues regarding some close family members that have very serious health problems. LIfe is amazing, at times very scary but wonderful and a gift. When we wake in the morning we never know what that day will bring. We cannot control what will happen but we can have some control over our reaction and with faith in our HP, the creator, the God of our understanding we will find the strength to go on...

Hello God..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1xdoxc_53A

Posted by: pirate May 13, 2019, 12:30 PM
Hello Friends . It is a new day, a new week and the opportunity to make good and wise choices. Some of us have given up families for our addiction, others of us have given up addiction for our families. I am so VERY GRATEFUL I chose my family and my life over addiction. I would have missed out on so many wonderful moments that make up my life. There is life after addiction, there is a solution , there is FREEDOM from the bondage. My wish is that I bring you HOPE to at least try .

THE EYE OF THE STORM..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTonhOA5lDs

Posted by: pirate May 18, 2019, 4:56 AM
Hello Folks. Hope you are all doing well.Never lose HOPE.. NEVER GIVE UP and ALWAYS believe you are worth having the kind of life that sobriety brings...

I HAVE THIS HOPE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oncIQo5ub0c

Posted by: pirate May 21, 2019, 9:23 PM
Hi Folks. Wishing you all peace and contentment and for those who are still suffering the pain of addiction I wish you healing. You are not your disease so please do don't let it define you. There is no cure but there is remission when we work at some sort of program that can help us live a sober life. All of us who are in remission have gone through the difficult path of recovery to sobriety . If we can do it... SO CAN YOU..Never give up . There is light , there is HOPE ..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBcyFPHJCmE

Posted by: pirate May 26, 2019, 5:46 PM
Hello Folks. Been a few days since I posted. Hope you are all doing well. Summer is just around the corner and there is promise of new life.Just goes to show that even tho we feel dead in addiction there is a new life in the seeds of recovery. Don't ever give up, Don't stop trying and REMEMBER YOU CAN DO IT!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y83-vMeWc9E



Posted by: pirate May 30, 2019, 8:02 PM
Hello Folks. Hope all is well with you all. There is freedom from addiction, it is not an easy road to travel but it is doable and it is rewarding and it IS POSSIBLE........NEVER GIVE UP

FREE ME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz5xDML4pjg

Posted by: pirate June 2, 2019, 10:01 AM
Hello there folks . Dropping by to say hi and to wish you all well. Today I am going to share something with you. When I first became a member of AA I felt that I would never be able to do it. I felt I had to be perfect in order to maintain my recovery. That was a lie I was telling myself. We don't have to be perfect or any one thing to continue with recovery. From various sources that I have used to stay sober I take what I need and what works for me and then I leave the rest. My recovery is a combination of AA, daily meditation/readings,music plus a program that I made up for myself of bits and pieces from a combination of sources ,helping others and providing and receiving support. To me there is no right or wrong way to stay sober. As long as we find something that works for us then we just keep using it. My HP and AA is my foundation and after I came to realize that AA allows me to be human I found the program provided me with the tools to stay sober.Practicing gratitude is a life saver for me. It has totally changed my outlook on life. Acceptance is crucial to my recovery, acceptance that I have a disease that prevents me from drinking normally. Acceptance that life is what it is in all aspects and if there are things I cannot change then I can change the way I think about them. I will soon have 9 years of sobriety but to me each day is always just one day sober . We all just have one day because I know my sobriety depends on what I do today or what I don't do. I am not cured, I will never be cured I just make the decision to not drink one day at a time. Hope you will too...

COME AS YOU ARE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HELQyZNnR-g


Posted by: pirate June 7, 2019, 7:29 PM
Hi Folks. Hope you are having a good day and hope you are all well. Weather is starting to get good where I live. Flowers are blooming, trees are sprouting leaves and birds are singing. All so many precious gifts to enjoy . There is life after addiction, there is beauty, there is life all around and I am so grateful that I am living a sober life.Take care all,be kind to yourself...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLve5I3zW7Y

Posted by: pirate June 14, 2019, 6:13 PM
Hello All. Hope you are doing well and doing your best. One day at a time we can be all survivors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d71dZNP9pQ

Posted by: pirate June 20, 2019, 7:42 PM
Hello to all.Hope you are all doing well and if not remember there is hope , there is a solution and there is life after addiction.

God hears

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3jjUokcu6I

Posted by: pirate June 27, 2019, 12:27 AM
Hello everyone. Hope you are all ok. Just popping by to pass on some HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT to all who might be in need. I am on vacation which is why I am tardy with the link this week. I am living a life that otherwise I would not have been able to live if I had not gotten sober. There is life after addiction.I have come alive

SWALLOW THE OCEAN


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjX-sex6130

Posted by: pirate July 1, 2019, 1:30 PM
Hello Folks. Hope you are doing well. I am sure I have posted the link before that I am posting today but I am hoping it will help someone. I and my youngest daughter are living proof that there are modern day miracles. I know I sound like a broken record but THERE IS LIFE AFTER ADDICTION.if you are still suffering and feeling the pain of addiction I urge you to Never give up, never stop trying ,you are worth it.You deserve to live a good life.....This song defines my recovery..

God of all my Days..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RocPcgqCDE0

Posted by: pirate July 5, 2019, 4:11 PM
Hello Everyone. Just poppin in to spread some HOPE and Encouragement to those who are in need. Hoping today is a good one for you and if it is not you can always start over. Never give up trying, never stop doing your best and ALWAYS have faith that you can and will make it..

HOPE IN FRONT OF ME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVaXbyDbbzQ

Posted by: ST July 8, 2019, 7:45 PM
Hey M

All is fine. Ready to come back. Email not working. Speak tomorrow

Posted by: pirate July 11, 2019, 7:22 PM
Hello folks. Hoping you are all well. Bringing you HOPE, ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT ! All I can do is share my ESH in hope that it will help someone . I try to do this by sharing music that relates to my recovery and sharing my rescue story..

Rescue Story..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yr48Berkqc


Posted by: pirate July 15, 2019, 12:32 PM
Hello folks. Hope you are hanging in there and not sweating the small stuff. Life is too short for worry, too short to dwell in the past and too short to spend it as a slave in addiction.This song was one that I listened to many times over in early recovery. Bringing Hope to all in need and to let you know there is life after addiction. Again as I always say do not get God confused with the fundamentals and politics of religion...My savior lives, loves and always there for me..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96P0bwvpbk4

Posted by: pirate July 21, 2019, 8:24 PM
Hello folks. Hope you are all doing well. Take it one day at a time and do whatever it takes to get you the life that you deserve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Z3fsNuBQM

Posted by: pirate July 29, 2019, 6:56 AM
Hello Folks. Popping by to bring HOPE and Encouragment to anyone who might need it. Just takeit one day at a time and do some kind of recovery work to help you and always remember that you are worth living a good life. If you want it you will find a way , if not you will find an excuse. If I can do it you can too! There is no right or wrong way to recover, what works for one may not work for another so do not compare. Find what works for you, work it and you can make it happen

Take over.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv11X0XnzII


Posted by: pirate August 4, 2019, 7:33 PM
Hi there to you all. A new week is upon us and I hope it will be a good one for you all. In 2008 I joined this board. Eventually it was here that I was led to recovery , to sobriety and to a new way of life. I will never forget the help that I received which is why I come here and try to bring hope and encouragement to those of you who are still running ...

even when you are running..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kif3F6kt59M

Posted by: pirate August 9, 2019, 8:58 AM
Hello Folks. Hope you are all doing well. This time of year always brings back painful memories of when I was in active addiction. It was one of the worse times of my life but it would be also the time when I would finally get serious about recovery and to do what I had to do to get sober. It was no easy feat and I would never had done it without help and from my belief in my Higher Power that I chose to call God.Tomorrow marks the anniversary death of a woman friend of mine L that didnt make it. I promised her parents I would use her memory to help others so her death would not be in vain. 9years later I am still keeping that promise.Every presentation I present to the groups I speak with I tell them of L and I do the presentation in memory of her.
There but for the Grace of God go I.Never lose HOPE, keep the faith and always remember you are worth whatever it takes to live a sober and good life..

Mountain of God
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgeMHHbFslk

Posted by: pirate August 13, 2019, 4:58 PM
Hi folks. Not sure if I posted the link to this song before or not but if I did maybe there is someone who will hear it for the first time and be inspired or given HOPE. I wish you all freedom from addiction,peace and healing. There is light at the end of the tunnel , there is a solution and there is life after addiction.. NEVER GIVE UP..

BEFORE THE MORNING.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hcwd5Y6B00

Posted by: pirate August 19, 2019, 11:04 AM
Hello folks. Wishing you all strength , peace and love. If you are feeling discouraged remember that if I got sober you can too. Never give up on yourself, never give up believing, never stop trying..

WHISPER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD_xQNhBlfM

Posted by: pirate August 26, 2019, 9:03 PM
Hello folks. I shocked myself when I saw it has been 7 days since I posted a link. Time just whizzes by these days. I apologize for my tardiness for those of you who follow my thread. Hope all is well with you all and if you are struggling again I will say never lose HOPE and Never stop trying. There is a way.Take care ...

Made a way..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_yv5tbyDSg

Posted by: pirate August 30, 2019, 7:16 PM
Hello Folks. Hope you are all doing well. Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend. By the Grace of God and a lot of help from people who cared I celebrated my 9th year sobriety Birthday yesterday.

MADE A WAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_yv5tbyDSg

Posted by: pirate September 4, 2019, 7:06 PM
Hello folks. Hope you are all doing well and as always never give up hope and have faith that you can accomplish anything you want to.. I am here as proof it can be done..

Jesus and Mama always loved me..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arKQYbvfitc

Posted by: Alexendra Berehnova September 5, 2019, 6:08 AM
Hi Pirate !!!! First time I heard this song, what a great song it is!!

Posted by: pirate September 8, 2019, 7:04 AM
Hello Everyone. Hope today is a good one for you all and if it is not going so well than you can always start over . As always I am here to encourage, to support and to bring HOPE and to let you know there is a solution, there is life after addiction if you are willing to do what it takes to recover. Recovery is not easy but neither is addiction and the rewards are great . You can do it if you put your mind to it and work for your goal. IT IS POSSIBLE and there is PEACE

PEACE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIQLkeo5Lvw



Posted by: pirate September 13, 2019, 2:05 PM
Hello Everyone.Hope you are all doing good and winning the battle. One day at a time a new life can be built. Never lose HOPE..

THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woMgGWPeWaQ


Posted by: pirate September 18, 2019, 12:37 PM
Hello folks.As always ...dropping by to bring HOPE and I hope some initiative for those needing recovery to begin and to bring encouragement to all who are in need of such.There is life after addiction and if I can do it ...SO CAN YOU.

THERE IS A WAY...THERE IS A WAY MAKER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJCV_2H9xD0