Kindness and Encouragement 3/14

I find these two wonderful ways of being a lot on this platform.

I honestly try to live my life by not being influenced by what other people think. I have learned through many experiences that it is me who holds all the power regarding what I think of myself and that seems to be what truly matters.

But this is different.

With that being said, I am also learning about the energy of kindness and encouragement.

It reminds me of when I was new in recovery. I walked into the recovery meetings full of insecurities, doubt, shame, remorse – all of those wonderfully vulnerable emotions.

I literally hid under a baseball cap for the first 2 years.

The people in the rooms welcomed me with smiles, hugs and words of encouragement. They said they believed in me when I could not. They told me to just stay away from a drink or drug and everything else will fall into place.

They wanted absolutely nothing from me except for me to do and feel better.

When I receive the kindness, the understanding and encouragement from others on this platform and those in recovery it literally LIFTS MY SPIRIT. I can feel it.

It is the pure energy of hearts touching hearts which is just the most powerful thing on this planet if you ask me.

I thank you all for teaching me how to be.

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!

34 thoughts on “Kindness and Encouragement 3/14

  1. We are all learning and sharing and should all be encouraging each other. That is God’s design. No person is built to operate alone. So praise God you have encouragement in your life. Consider it a gift from God who loves you unconditionally and we who love you like that as a sister in Him. Yay!😃❤

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      1. Yay!! That means truth is winning against the lies. Praise God for that! That is real life as it is supposed to be lived. You were in bondage and now are free! I had the same experience. Yay!😃❤

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    1. So many things are coming to light for me…just in this past week I have been seeing where my old fears once blocked kindness and encouragement- thinking I had to protect myself somehow.
      Now it’s overwhelming because I see so much goodness that was probably always there…but my fear blocked it like an umbrella keeping out the sunlight 💜❤️💜but now…it’s bright and shiny over here🌈

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    1. Yes David, alone I can’t but together we can. And the longer I stay in recovery the more I realize it has nothing to do with the drugs but everything to do with finding a comfortable kind way to live. The drugs just got me here…now it’s living life on life’s terms with the others ❤️💜❤️and your right everyone has something to recover from or transcend. That is life 🌈💜❤️

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  2. Caring what others think is the epitome of our struggle, indeed this nearly killed me!! But when we are with people who support, understand and love us unconditionally, we heal. Conundrum for sure. Maybe we need to only surround ourselves of pay attention to those who are kind, and shut out the rest of the world! This is working for me too. xox

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