Good afternoon! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This past week I spoke to my daughter's 1st grade class about poetry and feelings. One day a week they talk about poetry and have an assignment on it. She asked me to talk to the kids about writing about their feelings, and how to express themselves on paper. Years ago I would have never been asked to come to a school to talk to kids. I would have wreaked of booze and probably been arrested. Today I am sober, and happy and proud of that. I am so blessed for that. I am so grateful for the life I have. The life I have gone through to get me here today. Everything I have done makes me appreciate what I have now, more. Sometimes I think I need a bigger house or a newer car, but there someone out there praying for a car, period. Or a house, period. Sometimes I wish I had better job and made more money, but there is someone out there praying for a job, period. I am so blessed, and need to be grateful, truly grateful for what I do have. Before I took everything for granted...having a job, a car, a house, a family, whatever...but now, each and every thing I have was given to me by God and I need to thank Him for that. I don't deserve anything. But He gives me what I need, and need to be grateful and thank Him daily. That's all I got for today! Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.