Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. With making myself be happy, with life and with who I am, I have learned that I need to love myself. If I don't love myself, why would anyone else love me. I need to stop hating myself for everything I'm not, and start loving myself for who I am. And learning to love myself is the hardest thing I have ever done. I have always been self-conscious. I need to worry less about what people think of me. I am who I am, and I'm happy with that. I am learning to be happy with myself. This is how God made me. How can I hate God's creation? Happiness means loving yourself first, so you can share that love with someone else. Each day I want to share my love more, to those around me. Those who love me too. Here is a poem I wrote.
I know I am beautiful,
no matter what you say.
I've now learned to be happy
with who I am today.
I've been sad, depressed and lonely,
hurt and full of hate.
But now I see much clearer
Maybe you can relate.
Stop hiding, lying and hurting each other.
We can learn to be real.
Peeling back layers of deep down inside
And show we really feel.
So love yourself today, more than you did yesterday! Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.