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Greetings, Alumni and Families!

It's That Time Again!

Get ready for the 16th Annual Watershed Alumni Picnic! This year's picnic will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014, from noon to 4pm, at C-Center Drive Pavilion @ John Prince Park, Lake Worth, FL. Please visit http://www.pbcgov.com/ for directions or give us a call at 877-416-9566. Join us for plenty of food, fun and fellowship! We hope to see you there!

Spiritual Reflection

The timing of God never ceases to amaze me; he seems to know exactly what I need when I need it. And the funny thing is it’s never what I believe I need until I receive it and then it all makes sense. Why do I doubt that my creator knows what’s best? Why do I struggle with handing him all of my life? Especially considering he is the only one equipped to handle it, for I have proven over and over again that I am not. I go from peace of mind to crazy lunacy in all of 1.5 seconds some days and it’s not as if I wake up and decide to jump into utter chaos! No, I wake up and think that somehow I have done something to deserve whatever is on my mind and if I can just manipulate or control what could be a tiny or large situation (that part really doesn’t matter) than all will be well. “The actor” they call it in our literature, wanting to run the whole show if only all the players would do as I want the show of life would be great!

It goes on to say FIRST we had to quit playing God. Now, I’ve been through my steps and have taken several others through theirs; so then why is it I go back to the FIRST requirement which is any life run on self-will can hardly be a success? Like I said I don’t wake up and say ‘okay God I got this,’ even though that is what my actions may seem. I wake up with myself in the forefront of my mind rather than God. I have an agenda that I believe I deserve and forget to invite him along. My ego sneaks its way in so suddenly I don’t even recognize it, usually masking itself as humility until it rips the floor out from underneath me and I fall flat on my face. When I find myself face down I can usually attain it to not being of maximum service to those around me, which is the whole basis of my life today. But how easily I can get caught up in my family, job, school and lets not forget self that I forget my sole purpose for being here: to carry the message of hope to those still lost in darkness. If I do this, which is what keeps me humble and balanced in the realm of the spirit, I can enjoy the peace and serenity of a God-dependent life and the abundant gifts I do not deserve.


Be sure to check out April's Meditation from the Language of Letting Go: Facing our Darker Side

And if you're in need of a little inspiration, check out this month's featured testimonials:

Alumni Samantha L., Clean & Sober since 03/15/13

Family Testimonial from Carol K.


Thank you all for being a part of The Watershed Alumni Department!


Gina Darr

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