Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I have been learning that the world does not revolve around me. I am not the center of the universe. But I am here to make my footprint on this earth. I want to be able to help others, by giving myself. Like the above phrase says. I am not a therapist, but I will listen and I do genuinely care. You listened to me when I needed an ear, so one thing I can give back is my ear. Here is another saying I found. "When you talk, you are only repeating what you know. But if you listen, you may learn something new." Sometimes silence is a cry for help, so I need to be more aware of people and their feelings. Not everyone cares about my problems, But if I talk and you listen, I will do the same for you. And not just hear someone spit out words, really listen. Here is another poem I wrote.
I used to think she was just shy,
maybe nervous in front of people.
Or maybe she thought she was too good for any of us.
But I did wonder about her.
She looked nice.
She was pretty in her own way.
Who am I to judge.
I never asked, I didn't think it mattered.
Until the day she took too many pills.
I don't mean to leave on such a sad note, but just be aware of those around you. That's all for today. Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.