Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a recovering alcoholic/addict. Today I saw something about optimism. I really like that little saying. Your perception of things has a lot to do with your attitude. Choosing to be optimistic just feels better. If I say I can't, there is no way I ever will, if I don't try. If I think I can, I will.
Optimism is essential to achievement and is also the foundation of courage and true progress. --Nicholas Murray Butler
That is one thing I learned about recovery. If I choose to be negative and be a "sober drunk", I can't really be happy. If want to truly be a "recovering alcoholic", I need to be optimistic. Perception is a choice. I can choose to say a cup is half empty or half full, but technically it is full. 1/2 water and 1/2 oxygen. :) Every morning when my day starts, I need to smile, at least it is a good start. So SMILE! Have a great day!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.