Good afternoon! My name is Lauren & I'm a very grateful recovering alcoholic/addict. Today has been such a great day. I feel so blessed today. Such amazing things are happening in my life right now, that I never thought possible. I can't go in to any detail yet, but it will soon be revealed. :) Anyways! I saw a GREAT quote today.
Acceptance does not mean that I have to agree, I don’t have to approve, I don’t even have to like it. I just have to accept.
Wow. This is so true. When I first got sober, I thought, "Wow this is gonna suck." I thought it would be boring, I would have no friends. But it is the total opposite. The first thing I had to do was admit it. I knew I had a problem, I knew I needed help. I wanted help, but I didn't. Was it worth the energy? Did it really matter? I wasn't hurting anyone, but myself right? WRONG! I was hurting everyone. I was a disease that infected everyone around me. Everyone that I was close to, everyone that really loved me. I didn't realize how everything I did affected everyone also. Now, it can be the same way. With my negativity, I was affecting everyone negatively. But now with my sobriety, I can affect positively as well. Do you know how good it feels to have someone say something as little as, "Wow, Lauren, watching you in your sobriety gives me hope." WOW! That feeling is amazing! Never in a million years would I have thought I would have a positive impact on someone else. To give someone else suffering from addiction, a little glimpse of hope. Showing that it's not so bad being sober! LOL It's the best feeling in the world! Well that's all for today! Have a great weekend!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.