Good afternoon! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Saying one thing and doing another doesn't really make anyone want to pay attention or listen to what you have to say. If you say something, you should act the same way. I shouldn't tell my children to do a certain thing or act a certain way then do do whatever I want or especially the opposite. I need to set a good example. If I say I am Christian, I need to act like one. Now, I am not perfect, I am still a sinner. But that does not mean I should go out and blatenly do 'bad' things or set a bad example. My behavior needs to reflect what I say I am. So I need to stop and think about what I do before I do it. Am I being a good example to my kids to other people? 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. We have all had things happen in our lives that we didn't understand. We lost someone we loved too soon, or we may have lost a job. But everything happens for a reason. I know sometimes we hate to hear that. But it is true and we just have to trust in God's will. God has a plan for each and every one of us and we have to trust that whatever happens is what is planned. God allows certain things to happen that we don't understand. He sees the big picture, and we don't. It's hard for us humans to understand. And trusting in something we can't see is even harder. But when you do and things work out, slowly we start to understand. It took me a while, and I will never completely understand, but today I can say I trust God's will. I give Him each day, and walk where He leads me. That's all for today. Have a great one!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. The other day I was test driving a nice car...a nice LOOKING car. It was a Chrysler 300. I liked how some people would stare when I drove by. It is a pretty car. But when it comes down to it, there were a lot of things wrong with it that people didn't see. It needs shocks, and struts, and strut mounts, and an upper control arm, and all 4 tires, then an alignment, and the driver door handle is broken, and the wires for the window and door locks are broken so that needs rewired AND it burns oil...BUT it is a pretty car! So just because it looks nice on the outside doesn't mean anything. It kinda made me sad. So needless to say, I did not purchase that vehicle. So here is my question for you today. Are you more worried about having a pretty inside or outside? Are you more worried about your hair done right than being kind to someone? Are you more worried about your makeup being just perfect than helping someone? Work on your inside. Love, Give, Share. Those things matter. That's all for today! Have a great one!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I am a grateful, recovering alcholic/addict. This quote really made me think this morning. In one of my other readings this morning it talked about discussing my defects of character with another person. And I don't know if I ever really understood the diffference between shortcomings and character defects before I read this quote, but I really liked it. Shortcomings happen occasionally. Character defects ar something I continue to do over and over and over again. There are a lot of things I have learned in my sobriety about myself, a lot of things I need to work on. But each day I am becoming a better person. Progress not perfection. 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. I am so blessed to be forgiven. I am not perfect in any way, but Jesus died for me and forgave all the bad things I have done and will do. In sobriety I have learned, or relearned so many things. I grew up in a Christian home, so knew a lot of things about God, but put Him on a shelf for some years so I could do drugs and drink alcohol, because that's what I wanted to do. And when what I wanted to do and what God wanted me to do weren't the same thing, it didn't work out too well, so the shelf was the best place for Him, and I did my own thing. When what I wanted to do wasn't working out for me anymore, that's when I had to get back to what I knew was the only way...God. The truth is He was always with me, He never really left me side, but I wasn't acting the way I should have. Today I am glad to say my God is with me and in my heart. That's all for today. Have a great one!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I remember when I was drinking all the time, I was taking Lorazepam all the time. I was so anxious. I always felt like I was gonna hae a panic attack. If I didn't have my vodka in time, if I didn't have a glass of wine in time, I was shaking, my chest felt like it was pressing so hard into my lungs, I was going to suffocate. I couldn't breathe. I had lost all faith...well not all faith. God was still with me, but I had turned my back. Once I got to the treatment facitility and they took my pills, I about freaked out. What was I going to do without them?!?!?! But I made it through, and haven't had one since. The restart of my faith ended my anxiety. Now I'm not saying I don't get frustrated and anxious about life's events, but NOWHERE near what I was before. I don't need medicine today. I am so blessed and so grateful! 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. I just wanted to tell you today that I am very proud of you. If you are on day 1 or day 1000. I am proud of you. It feels good to have someone tell you that, so if no one has told you that today of if no one else does today, let me be the first to tell you! Getting and sober is a great thing! Keep going, one more day! It is so worth it. Here is your little motivational speech for the day. LOL NO matter what is ahead of you, give it to God. He is always with you. Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you." That's all I have for today! Have a great one!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a recovering, alcoholic/addict. I didn't just wake up one day and everything was hunky dory. Change took time. Yes, I quit drinking and using immediately, but the lifestyle change was a process. It is still a continuous thing. I am always learning things. I will always being changing, hopefully for the better now. Living for God has made things totally different. Before, everything was about me. Me, me me. I had to get ME high, ME drunk. It was always ME before anyone else. Yes, I am still a little selfish. I have to keep my sobriety #1. If I don't stay sober, nothing else matters anymore anyway. But then comes everyone else before myself. Today, I want to continually work on changing myself and my life for the better. That's all I ahve for today! Have a great one!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This quote perfectly defines my life. I love it! I started out partying for the fun of it. For years, I would just party on the weekends, I would just do it when I wanted to it. Then it became routine, every weekend. Every weekend, slowly turned to a couple days in the middle of the week too. Soon I was drinking every day. Routine turned to necessity, I not only wanted to drink every day, I needed to. I was shaking so bad, I thought I would have a seizure if I didn't, I would get so anxious, and have panic attacks. It was pathetic. I then got into recovery out of necessity. I now go to meetings on a commited basis. I go to meetings every Wednesday and Sunday, and then since we have someone else staying with us, I have been going more than that. It is now habit. Today, I live sober because I want to, not because I have to. Not because anyone is making me. I love my life today. I love being able to spend time with my family and remember it. I love not feeilng sick all the time. I love going to family functions and things. 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 was drinking and using, I had goals, but never really has plans on achieving them. Yeah, I wanted to get a better job, but didn't know if I ever would. I wanted to write a book, didn't think I ever could. Both things I have done in sobriety. Now writing a book? I'm sure people laughed at that one. Making goals that are big, so big that people laugh at, kind of hurts your feelings. But when you actually achieve those goals after people laughed at you makes you feel even better. Make big goals. You have to. You have to start somewhere! Now I haven't sold a million copies or anything. Or I'm not a world renound author, but maybe that's next on my list. Who knows? Go ahead and laugh and that. It's my dream. Just published my second book last week, 100 Days (sober). You can purchase it on this site, or directly from me. Just let me know. That's all for today! Have a great one!
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