Protecting the gift 11/16

I do not regret one person, place or thing that I have had to eliminate from my life in order to survive and thrive in my recovery.

Strong statement but true.

It has been worth it.

I was listening to a gentlemen share on a meeting tonight and he is in a recovery home. This man is scared to leave this environment because he feels he is not ready to face life without the structure and security that the environment gives him.

Getting clean and staying clean is a gift. In my experience this gift must be protected and valued. I need to appreciate it on a daily basis and remain grateful.

Some will say it is an unmerited gift. I strongly disagree with that statement. We all deserve to be well and feel a connection to a higher power while walking this earth.

Early recovery is very difficult to navigate. I understand why this man would be frightened to go out there and I hope he waits until he is ready.

Putting your recovery first means putting yourself first aligned with god.

This has saved my life.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

9 thoughts on “Protecting the gift 11/16

    1. Thank you ❤️ it’s tricky to learn to choose yourself/god first when a substance called all the shots for so many years. It’s like learning to walk and talk again but aligned with god and ❤️ thank you again for your thoughts 🙏💜

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