Daily Recovery Blog
Monday Sep 27, 2021
"Recovery is easy. All you have to do is change everything." -
LET GO OF OLD IDEASThere was never enough money for me to support my habit. I would
tell myself things like: buy ten, sell five of them, and you can
use for free! I want you to know that it never worked out that
way. I wound up using all ten. I would always have an excuse
handy for each and every situation. Lying was a way of life for
me. I did not consider it to be a terrible behavior. It was
simply a part of my personal survival kit. Most of my values were
lowered in order for me to justify using drugs. I worked hard all
week... I deserve a break. I missed many days from work due to
made up funerals. I can remember my boss at work saying, "most
people only have two grandmothers". I awoke one day hating the
person that my addiction had created. It was shared with me that
the same person would use again. I wanted do something different.
It was an addict that moved here from Canada that helped me to
start on my path to change. He said, "Just do one thing
differently every day, and in less than one year, your life will
take a 180 degree turn. That information helped me let go of old
"Stand up and walk out of your history." - Phil McGraw
Sunday Sep 26, 2021
"You can't give away what you don't have." - Chad D.
WAKE UP BEFORE YOU SPEAK UPHave you ever been in a meeting where the topic is a particular
step and an addict raises their hand to share and says, "I have
never practiced this step, but this is my opinion"? It may sound
strange, but I wanted 10 years clean in my first 30 days. In no
way am I suggesting that addicts should not share. I am only
encouraging that we share our experience. Our hope. Our strength.
Addicts with one day clean can help other addicts by sharing how
they got that one day clean. Experience is the empathy that opens
the door. Strength is the ability stand strong. Hope is what
keeps us coming back. It is one's personal experience that
touches another's heart. A wino in the gutter may not be able to
get himself out, but he may be able to tell me how to stay out.
“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” - George S.
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