“I dare you to get another one!” 1/6

There was a woman on the recovery meeting last night named Melissa, she shared that she had 1 day clean. She expressed all of the feelings she was experiencing. The good, the bad, the fear, the uncertainty. She was unsure what the future would hold but today she had 1 day clean.

The next speaker a young girl filled with fire in her voice said to Melissa – “That’s great Melissa on your one day clean. I dare you to get another one!”

Why did that light me up inside? I was trying to figure it out, because it really did.

It was like someone routing for the underdog in a fight. Rocky going up against the Russian!

This is literally people fighting for their lives. It was like a way of cheering from the sidelines. Daring her to be great.

I know how difficult one day clean is…lets see if you can handle day 2.

When you dare someone to proceed in a way that is life altering, it’s kind of magical.

Daring greatly.

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!

26 thoughts on ““I dare you to get another one!” 1/6

  1. That’s brilliant. I’ve never had “one day clean”, I’ve never gotten that far. Not yet. But damn, if I’m not the person to hear that and succeed. Go ahead…”challenge accepted”
    Day 1 is a brilliant accomplishment. I can only imagine what day 2 must feel like.
    I know for me, one of my more motivating ways of getting somewhere is by someone telling me that I can’t do it, or I’m not good enough.
    Someone challenging someone to a day 2 feels exactly right. It is a challenge, in all the right ways.

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  2. Hello Gracefuladdict♥️ I am a grateful addict not always graceful. But always grateful. I have been off alcohol and weed for almost 6 months! Life is much better clean and sober and your posts have been not only inspirational but often timely with my struggles and those of ones I love 💕 around me. I don’t always agree with your perspective but am open minded and willing to consider things like that. Blessings to you and everyone you touch with your hopeful messages of recovery ❤️‍🩹😇☺️

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    1. Hiii – I am far from graceful ha ha – I mean it to imply I am full of gods Grace because I am sober 😊
      I have read your blog and your incredible challenges – You are an inspiration and a strength on this earth! I happy that if my sharing has helped in anyway. We are all in this together❤️🙌🏼❤️Congrats on your six months – I dare you to get a year! 💜❤️💜(you will I can feel it)

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  3. I’m good until day four or so. Then I get antsy … then the lonelies kick in … I wanna go out, I wanna be around other people … I’ve never been one for drinking alone so it’s not like I’m going to get a 6-pack & get drunk at home (I could have done that yesterday when I was at the supermarket).

    Right now I’m on day six. The trigger will be tomorrow, when I get my weekly SS “allowance” & have to go out to run a few errands … it’s a question of staying away from places I know I shouldn’t go to. Literally … don’t go to that neighborhood, don’t walk on that street, that block. Shop at a different store, it’s not across the street from the bar.

    But right now I’m focused on today … I’m taking down most of the holiday decorations & doing a good clean of the house. We’re supposed to be getting a major snow storm here. YAY! I love snow!

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    1. I find a good book distracts well. Something you love to read about and before you know it, hours, days have passed…and I found I hadn’t died without them in the meantime (ex cigarette smoker) 😂 🤣 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  4. I got sober on my own without the help of a support network. Earlier attempts might have “took” if someone had challenged me like that. Her tactic would have worked wonders on me at the time because I’m wired to be stubborn.

    Thanks for sharing this story.

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  5. They who care for one another encourage and exhort one another to greater things. It is the first day and the second day which are the biggest steps to freedom. A great narrative for all.
    BTT

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