Hello Dolly! 6/11

This week has been a shit storm of emotions. I want to be alone A LOT. My patience is very thin. I can cry over nothing. I keep seeking relief from the grief that I am processing with my cat Pickles and he’s not even passed yet.

Rather than in a drink or drug the relief I seek comes from putting myself in and around beauty. Appreciating the beauty as much as I can and being present in the moment.

This week my friend Peter was fostering a puppy that you see in the above picture. She and I bonded immediately. It was a lovely and beautiful distraction.

This then prompted me to “follow my bliss” and I put up a little side hustle add in my community for me to walk dogs. My company name : Walking With Grace.

Well the day it was approved in my community directory, a wonderful woman called and we had a meeting. She is looking for her 4 year old pup to be walked and loved when she and her husband are out running lengthy errands.

We hit it off and I have my first client! Meet Dolly!!!!

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

48 thoughts on “Hello Dolly! 6/11

  1. What Tonya said! I love how instead of wallowing you chose a way to be a blessing. I mourned my dog’s loss before I bought her; you see, we have the unhappy knowledge what what’s coming. However, I also had 17 blessed years with her and have never been sorry I accepted the sorrow of the loss along with the joy of her companionship. ❤

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  2. These steps are soooo very good…….. ( one foot in front of the other ), even when it is more like heeeave hooo. The strength is always there when we look in for it. I hope you will always keep pushing the beauty out. Together there really is no stopping us. Blessings abound.

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  3. Now this is interesting indeed. I want you to go back 6 months and imagine you doing this very thing. Wouldn’t have given it a thought? No way in the world? Speaking of which, you were on another world? You may be surprised in what has guided you to this. Possibly a way to emotionally feel a connection or share without the ‘baggage’ of a human, and trust me, they come in all size packages those humans. But…I hope it all goes well, for you and Pickles 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. I will most certainly take a look….I’ll start with the emails I was sending you 🤣- it is hard to see any changes or progress in myself. This has always been the case and reason why I need others….🌈

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      1. You will see dear lady, love has many eyes. I can look back over so many things, especially those very painful ones…and in them see me breaking through what binds me and finally understanding that this must be so that I can understand what I am, and finally step into that discovery…a very, very beautiful one. Enjoy the ride my friend, it is indeed done with a great love, so you too can find it 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  4. Turning your heart and mind to doing anything good is a great outlet. While in your own space alone, sleep whenever your body and mind want you to do and you will feel so much better even with a feeling of grogginess for a little while. Then do things that you really like to engage in such as reading, watching tv or listening to music etc and always let your thoughts rise up to the lord and ask his protection and guidance in all things. I’m cheering you on always:)

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    1. Very wonderful advice my friend💜My spirit guides me and it’s up to me to listen and take it easy on myself ❤️I like how you said “let your thoughts rise up” – I have found when I rest and take care of myself- they do just that rise up to where I can commune with my higher power💜❤️💜thank you again


  5. Walking a dog around the neighbourhood is one of the best things to do for mental health. As I said in an earlier comment, I walk the rural roads around my mountain cabin with my 10 year old Papillion “Maki” every day. I smile at all the passing cars and say hello to everyone I meet. I don’t go on the community Facebook page but last week someone who does go on it said that I come up frequently and positively in the communications…referred to only by my street number D10. I was astonished, and asked what they were saying. I was told they were quoting little remarks I had made to the passersby while on my walks. What the???

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    1. It absolutely helps me – and I love that you and Maki bring joy to the cats passing you by. It’s such a nice thing to do💜❤️💜and it sounds like your getting noticed !! 🌈


  6. OH WOW! Tears turning to JOY… How wonderful…. And just shows when you send out a message to the Universe… and it responds.. 🙂 Hello- Dolly!…… You will not be raining on anyone’s parade… 🙂


  7. Good for you! my personal motto is ‘Whatever Works’ for now – sometimes it’s sitting in it, sometimes it’s ‘quick! do something for someone else’, etc. As long as it works, and expresses rather than represses? Who cares? Nothing is forever – not pain, not jobs, not current story lines for ‘this phase of life’ story lines…. 😀

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