Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Sometimes the best thing I can do to help myself is to help someone else. And sometimes that someone needs it really bad. Sometimes I need to pay for the person's behind me food at McDonald's, or mow my neighbor's grass, or carry out an elderly person's groceries. People have done these things for me, and I only think it's right that I pay it forward. Maybe it's just a smile, to the right person at the right time, is all they need. Maybe I just need to pray for them. Who knows. But I believe God shows me what I need to do and who I need to help. So help someone today. We are not here to be selfish, lonely people. We are to share and love and help each other out. That's all for today. Have a great one!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. No matter what I do, or how down I get, I always know I can look to God and get reassurance that I am worth it. God will always forgive me. I need to stop second guessing and questioning why God saved me and just accept me and thank Him. I also need to stop second guessing and questioning myself. I do that way to often as well. I have been making better decisions lately and need to continue to do so. As long as I keep God in my line of sight, my decisions seems to be right, or at least better. With life, there is not always a cut and dry, right or wrong answer. Life is what we make of it, good decision-making is key. It is what keeps me happy, keeps me alive, keeps me sober. 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. Some might be ashamed of their recovery, or their past, but it is who I am, I am in recovery. I live one day at a time, staying sober. I didn't just used to drink and use, and now my life is rainbows and unicorns. I struggle just like the next person. I believe God has taken the urges to drink and use from me, but I still have bad days where I get frustrated and wanna scream. I am human. I will always be in recovery. It is a process. I will never be healed. I know it is a touchy subject to some about being a disease, but I believe it is. But I do make the conscious and physical contribution to it. But me standing up and facing my disease and asking for God's help each day gets me through each day. 471 days and counting. I can't do it alone, and I know that. And that makes me stong. 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. Sometimes I don't know which way I'm going, or if I'm even going up. But as long as I'm praying and seeking God's will, He will show me where to go. This past year has been a life changing year for me, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. My relationship with my family has improved tenfold. My relationship with God had rekindled. My emotional rollercoaster, well, that's called life, but that has evened out, to a manageable wave. And I am working out and eating healthier. But I have definately learned that having God as number 1 in my life is a main priority. If that goes to the wayside, it all goes out of wack. So again, today, I pray for your will in all I do, Lord. Amen. That's all I got for today Have a great one!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I saw this quote and laughed. Isn't that the truth? Vodka told me I could do a lot of things. It also told me I couldn't do a lot of things. It also told me I didn't have to do a lot of things, like pay all my bills on time. Vodka lied to me for a long time. It told me I could drink at work. It told me I could drink and drive. It told me lots of crazy lies. Vodka took a lot from me, took a lot from my family. BUT I am now sober today, one day at at time. And I don't do it alone. I pray. I have God. I have other recovering friends I turn to. You can't do it alone. That's another things vodka did, isolate me. And that was dangerous. But God saved me. That's all I got today. Have a great one!
Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I love when I meet someone new and the first thing I hear them say makes me smile and say, "Me too!" To have someone know what you have been through or to have been through it themselves or are currently going through it puts a relationship on a totally different level. Other people have no idea how to comprehend some things you go through. Only other cancer patients can empathize with other cancer patients. Now I can sympathize with a cancer patient, but I can empathize with an addict/alcoholic. Friendships are born off of people's experiences. I might have more alcoholic/addict friends (hopefully in active recovery) than you. I have a wide variety of friends. Some from church, from AA, from work, from who knows where. But we all have something in common. We all have something we have something we have been though together, something we agree on, something we both like, something we both though was funny, something that originally got us together. That's all I got for today. Have a great one!
Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Sometimes the most help I can get for myself, is by helping someone else. It keeps me sober. It makes me happy. The satisfaction I get from helping someone else, is an amazing feeling. And then there are sometimes we are helping people and we don't even know it. And we can't help everyone, but we can help someone. There are so many times I wish I would have helped someone, but I didn't, I thought I was too busy. Looking back, I wonder what ever happened in that situation, but I can't go back and change anything, I can just help the next person. I can be a little less selfish. That's all for today. Have a great one!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful recovering alcoholic/addict. Wishing doesn't get you anywhere. You actually have to do something for something to actually happen. If you do what you always did, you get what you always got. You have to make a change for there for there to be a change. One person in particular for me keeps wanting something to change but isn't doing anything about it, I can't do anything about it. I can only do so much. I can try, and talk and but I can't actually do anything about it. It's driving me freaking crazy. But all I can do is pray. I know I can't wish. :) So quit wishing something will happen, make it happen. Being lazy won't get you anywhere. Working hard will get you where you want to be. That's all I got for today. Have a great one!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I guess one reason I didn't want to quit drinking was that I was scared. I was scared to grow up. Scared to be responsible. That may sound stupid. I know I am an adult and have kids, but I didn't wanna pay bills, I didn't wanna go to work, but I wanted to do what I wanted to do, and you just can't do all of those things. You kind of need money to do that, and I'm not independently wealthy and don't have a sugar daddy, so guess I just needed to grow up, get sober and get on with my life. And once I did that, I found out life is good. Resposibility isn't so bad. Yeah, it does still suck a little, but it does have it's perks. I GET to get things. I make them opportunities, not obligations. I GET to go to work, some people don't get to, some people don't have jobs. I GET to pay my house payment, some people don't have a roof over their head, or a bed on lay on. Today I am proud to be free of the bondage of drugs and alcohol. It no longer has control of my life. That's all I have today. Have a great one!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Today is Day #11 on my 21 Day Fix. As of yesterday, I had lost 13 pounds. I am feeling great! Working out hard every day, eating healthy, and I am loving it. I really like this quote. There is already so much more I can do now, work out-wise, than I could from when I first started. The first day, I thought I was going to die. The next day I couldn't move. But I came back and did it again. I knew I had to stick with it, or I would never get anywhere. I was never going to be a healthy inspriation for my daughter where I was. So I had to suck it up and start somewhere. Now, I don't have to be 90 pounds and a size 2, but I wanted to be healthier than what I was. Same thing with my sobriety. When I was drinking, I never thought I could quit. That was a huge step, to even make a conscious decision to want to quit. Then to actually do it, and stick with it. Now that took strength. Now, God is with me all the way, but I can do a lot of things, I sometimes don't give myself credit for. That's all I have for today! Have a great weekend! I will! I will be redoing my bathroom! :)
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