Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I am thinking a lot about forgiveness. I have learned I need to forgive others as fast as I think God should forgive me. I also shouldn't do "bad" things only because I know God will forgive me. I have to really think who else it will hurt, and how they may forgive me. Is what I'm doing really worth, hurting others. What am I getting out of it? People make mistakes. Lord know I've done my share, and still will. Just hopefully, not like I was making. Not making the same mistakes, over and over and over again. It was a vicious circle of messing up, saying I was sorry, making broken promises, and doing it again. It was insanity. Today I know we all make mistakes and I can't hold grudges forever for people doing wrong things. That is hypocritical. I have been there, and expected forgiveness, now I should do the same. Today I don't forgive because I have to, but because I want to. I truly understand the imperfect nature of humans. I am stronger today for making mistakes and learning from them, not staying in that selfish circle of lies. Well, that's all for today! Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.