Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This quote was perfect for today. Well, I don't quote have a thousand, but today I have 900 days clean and sober. But it all started with one day. There were days when I couldn't stay clean and sober for 24 hours. So for me to think I have stayed sober this long is amazing!!! Only by the grace of God! And one day at a time. I could never have said that I was going to stay sober for the next 1,000 days. I had to say I was going to stay clean and sober today, and I would worry about tomorrow, when tomorrow came. I can't "future trip", thinking too far into the future. It will make me crazy. I just put one foot in front of the other and keep going. And so far so good. Yes, there have been some rock, but God is there holding my hand to guide me. I am never alone, and neither are you. You can do anything you want. It just starts with the first step. That's all I have for today. Don't forget to check out my store. Thanks!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. God made everyone different. He made everyone unique. We should not make fun of anyone for being different from the way we are. We should be encouraging others, uplifting them, making them feel like a somebody. We are all somebodys. We need to make each other feel that way. We need to stop cutting each other down, and discriminating against each others differences. We need to stop hating each other because they look different from us or believe something different. God loves us, and we are supposed to love also. We need to make each other know what. There is so much hate and animosity in the world today. What the world needs is love. It needs to start with you. Today it starts with me. That's all I have for today. Have a great one!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering aoclholic/addict. At a meeting last night, we talked about change and how in the beginning of our sobriety we need to change people, places, and things. We need to change friends, and where we go, or what we do. But when it comes down to it, we can't really change other things. All we can change is ourselves. We are the "problem." We are who we have to live with. We have to look at ourselves and "find" in us what needs to be changed. "Change is inevitable. Progress is optional." said Tony Robbins. He is exactly right. Change is always happening, but it can only go either of two ways, better or worse. And a lot of the time we have a choice which way it goes. Sometimes we don't. But a lot of the time when you really look at the situation, it could be consequences for something we had done previously or repercussions for past wrongs. So today, make the right choice. Do the next right thing. Make progress. Make a positive change. That's all I have today. Have a great one! Message me below, about how to get my buy one, get one 1/2 off books! Thanks!
Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. It's interesting to think at the way I look at things is different that the way you at things, and they are both differetn than the way things ACTUALLY are. I see myself as a certain way, but you could see me as something totally different. And a lot of the time I don't look at things accurately. I look at things negatively, or I try to figure out the way things are supposed to go. When things actually happen or when I find out who someone actually is, I was totally off. I now realize I assume too much, and am a lot more negative than I thought I was. Sometimes, I just need to take a step back and analyze the situation, or maybe not analyze it at all. Sometimes I look TOO MUCH into it. Sometimes I look at things I WANT them to be, not the way they actually are too. I just need to be less critical of myself and others, and be more loving. And try to look at the big picture, and not myself. That's all I have for today. Have a great one!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. When I look at this quote, all I see is that when I can't...God can. When I am struggling with something in life, when I am at my lowest or weakest or saddest, God is there. God is there as my rock, my strength and comforter. He is always there for me, I just need to call out to Him, and ask him to help me. That is the hard part. I don't like asking for help. I like to THINK I can do things on my own. And from past experiences, I have learned, I cannot. I need to trust in Him, that He can carry me when I cannot do things myself. So today I give it all to Him and trust that it will all work out. Today, I threw my back out, and am in a lot of pain, and am pretty frustrated. I had some things I was going to do tonight. But it is what it is. So I just give it to Him, and have to go with the flow. God is my strength. That's all for today. Have a great one!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This is a really interesteing way of looking at sobriety, but it is the truth. It is not just about quitting drinking, that was just the beginning. I had to learn to love myself and learn to live day in and day out without needing to drink. Today I can do that. Today I want to live without a drink. For me, in the end of my drinking days, my health had a lot to do with it, along with my family life, and job, and pretty much everything else. It was a process, it didn't happen overnight. There are days I still struggle with loving myself, but I don't want to drink over it. I have to think of how far I have come, and I play the tape all the way through. I think of all that I would lose if I were to take that first drink. It's not worth it to me, so I don't. Or I haven't yet. I just take it one day at a time, and worry about today. I don't want to just be sober, I want to live. And today I am living. I just happen to be sober, too. That's all I have for today. Have a great one!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. God knew all along where I was going to have to go to get where I needed to be. He knew that I was gonig to have to take the long road, the deadly road, the scary road for a while. I took a few wrong turns a long the way also. It was part of His plan for me to get on the road I am today. I am so grateful and blessed with where He has brought me. He carried me a lot of the way through what I went through. Looking back now, I should definately be in prison or dead. God had a plan for me, like He does you. I thought I knew what I was doing, I thought I had it all planned out. But God saw the big picture, He knew what He was doing. Today I trust Him with my life, and I give Him wach day. That's all I have for today. Have a great one! Dont' forget to sign up for my book drawing! Also, check out my store! Thanks!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I am always learning something new, each day. There are times when I think I know it all, but I really know I don't. I am always wanting to learn more. In everything I do, there is more to learn. In my quiet time when I do my daily readings, when I read the 24 book and my Bible I am learning. When I go to AA meetings I am learning. When I go to work, even though I do a lot of the same things over and over, I am learning new ways to do them, more efficient ways. My kids are even teaching my new things, and that's scary sometimes. :) I am the type of person that wants to always be learning something new. Someone told me once, that I am always losing things out of my brain, so I might as well be putting things back in there. It makes sense. I will never know it all, I know that. But I like learning, so will as long as I can. That's all I have for today! Have a great one!
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