Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcholic/addict. It took me a long time to realize and understand that I have no control over anyone else and their actions. I only can control my reactions, but in doing so, I can change the situation itself. Let's say someone is trying to get a rise out of me, and unkind words are said to me. I could A) say unkind words back and start a fight and who knows where it would go. or B) think before I speak, and say something unexpectedly nice back to them, and totally change the situation. First off, they were expecting to make me mad and get under my skin and start something. I could do what is hard, but right, and not lash out and say mean words back. I'm not saying I always do this, but I have been trying to bite my tongue more, and not start fights, or continue fights, even thought I may be right. I used to always have get the last word in, always be right, every time. Today, I let more things go. It's not worth it. Fighting and being mad is making me have more gray hair too. :) Well, that's all I have for today. Have a great one. Be kind today!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.