Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. There have been a lot of times in my life where I have said things where I shouldn't have. I am working on keeping my mouth shut if I can't say anything nice. We have all heard our mother's tell us, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." And some of us mocked her as we turned away and mouthed it as we rolled our eyes or just thought it was a stupid saying and didn't mean anything. But the older I grew the more truth I saw in it. Words hurt, at least when they were spoken about me. Today I teach my children this, and other young children for that matter. There is no reason to talk bad of someone else, I wouldn't want someone talking bad about me. It doesn't mean I have to lie, I just don't need to say anything then. (And just because I am silent, doesn't mean I am thinking mean things. :) ) That's all for today. Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.