Exactly what I needed today:
“Do not be discouraged. Few experiences are of less value to me than fast sobriety. Too many times discouragement has been the bonus for unrealistic expectations, not to mention self-pity or fatigue from my wanting to change the world by the weekend.
Fatigue is a big one for me this 2nd time around and 15 days into sobriety. I am physically spent, however I am pushing myself in all areas and it is definitely affecting my health.
Last year I had six months sober – AA fatigue and unrealistic expectations and self-pity allowed me the excuses to go back to drinking – with a vengeance.
So I know I am at risk this early on in my journey.
“Having come to believe that I keep what I share, every time I encourage, I receive courage. It is with others that, with the grace of God /HP and the Fellowship of AA (and others), I trudge the road of happy destiny”.
Key words for me:
This week has been physically challenging and of great discomfort, however the flip side is the mentally and spiritually I have been feeling great love, receiving great love and am reaching out, and reached out to, by many people. People that I had never imagined I would be speaking with, learning from and sharing love and honesty. This has been my lesson this week – clear mind, healthy heart and the world is my oyster. But only as long as I give what I receive.
3 thoughts on “HOPE – The Message For Today”
Hello lady. Go easy with yourself. I know that people may interpret being kind to yourself is a recipe or excuse to abuse yourself, or to drink.
Do what you have to do to get through, to get better. Keep searching. Reach out, be honest, and especially with yourself. Do what you can. It is YOUR journey. This is your one and only journey, and you have permission by HP or whoever to live your VERY OWN LIFE. May it progress in peaceful way. xoox m
Congratulations on 15 days AND for being so aware of where you stumbled last time! It is always one day at a time. Always. I have a lot of years under my belt and often it is one day at a time. Now for me, it is in reference to my emotional sobriety.
Reaching out is the hardest thing for me to do. You are really putting yourself out there HERE! I am deeply inspired by what you are doing.
The world is indeed your oyster!
“keep coming back. It works if you work it…”