Trucking on
By nickwyo
8/13/2010 1:38:45 AM
Another day has gone by.......actually a new one has started. Nothing new on the job front. Nothing new actually on any front. Didn't drink though. I can count that as my accomplishment for the day.


Love it    
"Well done. But in some respects, I would suggest that not drinking is God's accomplishment...not yours.

But, I bet YOU have some other accomplishments, as well. Did you read scriptures? Did you attend a group meeting? Did you find a way to strengthen an important relationship? Some things you aren't in control of; other things you are.

Anyway, this comment was not meant to be negative in any way--just give you something to think about. Your successes of the past couple days are to be praised highly!! Hurrah!"
posted at 03:57:11 on August 13, 2010 by BeClean
Trucking on every day.    
"Are you a Trucker/former trucker? I still have my CDL A. After the kids were all gone I was taken in by all of the hype of earning a 6 digit income by being a truck driver. I drove for one of the big companies. I made a commitment that I would take a long break every Sunday and attend Sacrament. It was easy to do this at first. I looked up the closest chapel and shut down near it's location. The dispatchers didn't like this. Soon I was given Just On Time Loads every Saturday. They started running me over 80 hours a week.

I started the diet coke and 'No Doze" routine with a sleep aid when I shut down. This was turning into a nightmare. All I was making was .26 a mile. I had my hazmat so they used me all the time. I reported a drug operation at one of their terminals on the border in Laredo, Tx. They turned a deaf ear and increased my work load. Sleep deprivation was now a way of life.
Eventually, I developed a habit of taking stimulants. I would have an anxiety attack if I ran out of them. One day, after driving for almost two day, I had a black out and overturned. I was pinned upside down for 2 1/2 hours. I almost lost my right leg. Heavenly Father was looking out for me. I walked out of the hospital 3 days later. I never went back to that job. In fact, they combed through the wrecked tractor and stole all of my log books so as to destroy all evidence.

I never pursued litigation. Rather, I took a job as a School Bus Driver, got involved with the 12 step program, which helped by put to bed this stimulant addiction and clean up old undealt with issues of a former (but still lingering) porno addiction.

So I'm trucking on! Crusin the speed limit, with no sleep deprivation or dependency of performance enhancement drugs. I love this program for all that it does and I have deep empathy and compassion on those fellow Saints that I used to "look down on" as being weak and unwilling to keep the commandments.

Were all in this together dear friend. Glad to have you as a rider companion."
posted at 06:39:57 on August 13, 2010 by migail3

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"I will speak briefly of the principle of repentance. How grateful I am for the understanding we have of this great principle. It is not a harsh principle, as I thought when I was a boy. It is kind and merciful. The Hebrew root of the word means, simply, "to turn," or to return, to God. Jehovah pled with the children of Israel: "Return . . . and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful . . . and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God." When we acknowledge our sins, confess them and forsake them, and turn to God, He will forgive us."

— Richard G. Hinckley

General Conference April 2006