Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This quote makes sense in the fact that these 24 hours help my ultimate plans for the next month or years fall into place. Yes, I need to have goals, but me not thinking too far into the future gets me to reach my goals. So I just worry about today. Well, not worry, but focus on. Yes I have a calendar, and plan out dates, appointments, vacations, birthday parties, and such. I have to because I am an adult. But when it comes to reaching these things, I just get through one day at a time. Today, all I am thinking about it today. Now I know I have a big day tomorrow with some appointments for my daughter, but that isn't today, so I will put it out of my head for now. (Even thought the hospital has called me three times today to verify information.) I will just get my work done, go home, make dinner, spend time with my family, and enjoy my day, clean and sober. That's all I have for today. Have a great one! Don't forget to sign up for a free book. :)
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I decided to update my page a little bit. I hope you enjoy it. I really like this quote. It's exactly what I had to do in my life to keep me sober. This can be used in so many ways too, with working out, or eating healthy or whatever. You just have to get the ball rolling. Once you get the momentum going in the right direction, it is a lot easier to keep it going. But the key is getting it started. Sometimes you need someone to kick you in the butt a little, sometimes it's a friend, or loved one, or even the state. But whatever it is, its a start, so keep it going. One day at a time. I started working out and eating healthy again. This time I am doing it with some friends, and it is a lot easier this time, because I am being held accountable. We talk every day, and keep each other motivated. I am making it a habit. I had to do that with my meetings with my sobriety, And now I am doing that with eating healthy and working out. Doing things over and over again and seeing positive result makes me want to keep soing them! :) That's all I have for today! Don't forget to sign up for the book drawing I will be having in less than a month! Also, there is a donate page now, where you can help me keep this page going, and help me help others. Thanks!
Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This saying was taught to be very early on in sobriety. And with my selfish tendancies I was confused. What was I going to be giving away? Today I have so much to give of myself: rides to meetings, sharing my experience, strength, and hope at treatment centers to those new in recovery, my time, sponsporship, my home to friends in early recovery also. I also donate my books now too. Even this blog. All these things I give to help keep me clean and sober. I have to. I must give it away to keep my sobriety. I must share what I have with others so hopefully they do the same. My 3 years sobriety birthday is coming up! It is February 10th, and my actual birthday it February 14th. (Yes, I was detoxing on my birthday) I want to give away a couple books for my birthday this year, so can I get 35 emails by my sobriety birthday and I will draw 2 books to 2 different on February 10th! :) That's all I have for today! Have a great one!
Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recoveing alcoholic/addict. Being grateful for the obstacles we have had in out lives is a hard thing to comprehend, but it is neccessary. They have made us who we are, and have also strenghtened us as we continue on our life. We are being molded by our experiences, both good and bad. But each one should be building us to be a better person. God also puts people in our lives to help us grow. We should yearn to be moving forward. Yes, sometimes we may fall backwards, but as long as we pick ourselves back up and learn from our mistakes and continue forward. That is progress. But be grateful, for what you have, and who you have in your life. Don't forget you can donate to help cover cost of this page and help me donate my books to those in recovery. If you are on a computer it is on my right hand side. If you on a phone, it is almost all the way at the bottom of the page. Also, sign up for drawing for one of my books. :) That's all for today! Thanks!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recoving alcoholic/addict. I really liked this quote, and I could talk a lot about it, and I'm sure I have before. We know I'm not perfect and that I seem to notice other people's mistakes or flaws before my own. Sometimes I point them out. But what I really need to be focusing on is myself. I have enough problems, I don't need to worry about anyone else. Everyone makes mistakes, and I don't need to worry about theirs. I only need to worry about how I respond to others. I have been stuggling the past few days with some issues that I just can't seem to get over and they are going to turn into resentments if I don't get them off my chest or just over them period. I'm not perfect, but neither are they, but that's not what it comes down to. How does that saying go, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." I won't let it happen again. Just sayin... I have tried, and tried. BUt can only do so much. I just wanted to say I now have a DONATE button on this page. If you are reading this on the computer, it should be on the right side. If you are reading this on a phone it is ALL the way at the bottom. The money from donations goes to keep this page up and running, and also helps me give out my books free to those in recovery. Insider note. I am working on two books right now. One is "Another 100 Days (Sober)" and the other my daughter and I are working on. :) That's all for today. Have a great one!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Sorry it's been a a while, I've been busy with the holidays, and sick kids, and I was in the ER or ED, whatever they call it nowadays. I know I shouldn't make excuses. I need to make time for this. Having courage to do things is amazing. Like staying clean and sober each day. It is an accomplishment! Congrats to everyone on another 24 hours! Something I struggle with is asking for help. This past week I have been in a lot of pain. They ruled out appendicitis, and gallbladder, and other things, but I am still in pain. After Christmas, my house is just a mess, with Christmas presents (not that I'm complaining), but I haven't felt up to putting everything away, and making meals. (The kids are still getting fed) It's a struggle. But asking for help, that's hard to do. I can do it all, why would I ask anyone for help? I am Wonder Woman! It will get done eventually, so I will just let laundry pile up, and dishes, and such. The right thing to do is be humble and ask for help. I should be able to ask for help when I need it, because I do help others when they are in need. That is one thing I have stepped up and started doing again, since I've been sober. I'm glad of that. That's all I have for today! Have a great one! God Bless!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcholic/addict. It took me a long time to realize and understand that I have no control over anyone else and their actions. I only can control my reactions, but in doing so, I can change the situation itself. Let's say someone is trying to get a rise out of me, and unkind words are said to me. I could A) say unkind words back and start a fight and who knows where it would go. or B) think before I speak, and say something unexpectedly nice back to them, and totally change the situation. First off, they were expecting to make me mad and get under my skin and start something. I could do what is hard, but right, and not lash out and say mean words back. I'm not saying I always do this, but I have been trying to bite my tongue more, and not start fights, or continue fights, even thought I may be right. I used to always have get the last word in, always be right, every time. Today, I let more things go. It's not worth it. Fighting and being mad is making me have more gray hair too. :) Well, that's all I have for today. Have a great one. Be kind today!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcholic/addict. I thought it was impossible that I would ever be clean and sober for more than 24 hours. I thought it was impossible that I would ever have a "normal" life again. I really thought it was impossible that I could ever put a year or more together of sobriety. Today I don't even think about it. I just live, and enjoy my life. I bet in the 1400's when Leonardo da Vinci was designing his flying machines, other people were thinking it was impossible. Look at us today, flying airplanes all over the world. We are even flying spaceships to the moon and other planets. Anything is possible, if you put your mind to it. You also have to WANT to do it. You have to work at it, it doesn't just happen. It IS possible, you CAN do it. Whatever it is you want to do, quit drinking, quit using, get a better job, you can do it. But it takes work, but is it well worth it too. :) That's all I have for today. Have a great one! Don't forget if you purchase anything from Amazon, please use the link on this page. Thanks again! Merry Christmas! God Bless!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. The sermon yesterday at my church was about, how when we complain about our circumstances we are really attacking God himself. That was really an eye opener. With everything that is going on in the world right now, I could be complaining, and asking God, "Why?" Or I could just trust that God has a plan. It is easier to follow everyone else and blame others and criticize and complain than to have self control and forgive. But that shows self-control and character. That is something I have been working on. I see a lot of facebook posts I don't agree with, and a few years a go I would have been typing and lashing back out my two cents. But today I have learned to keep my mouth shut because God is in control no matter who is President of the United States. That's all for today. God Bless.
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Almost 1,000 Days Clean and Sober, isn't that crazy??? There have been times in my life where I have wanted to give so I would eventually get something back in return. Jim Rohn said "Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have." And that is so true, but doing it for the wrong reasons is a huge problem. Giving only so you will get something in return is very wrong. We need to give so others want to give also. We want it to spread. People can usually see our attitiude in what we do. They can tell if we are doing things for ourselves as the end goal or other people. We need to be selfish, giving all of ourselves. The more me honestly give of ourselves, the more we truly receive. If you want joy, give joy. If you want love, give love. Be an real inspiration for others. That's all I have today. Have a great day! Happy Halloween!
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