Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful recovering alcoholic/addict. My heart has been more at peace since I give every day to God. The world still goes on around me, I can just deal with it better now. I used to be so worried about what was going to happen next, or what was not going to happen. I tried to have control over everything in my life, when in reality the only thing I really had control over my actions and my reactions. A friend of mine, I will call S. always used to talk about "keeping his side of the street clean." It took me a while to get it. But there is another saying I saw that helped it make sense. Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. I used to think I deserved all the crap I put myself through, but I deserve peace, and I am the only one that can give it to myself. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Nobody can bring you peace, but yourself." So I wrote a poem about what is peace to me. It is an acrostic.
Peace means something different to everyone. When I was drinking, I never knew true peace. In sobriety, I am living it more each day. Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.