24 hours 6/18

So much can happen in a day.

Yesterday….I had inner turmoil and irritation. And I know when I feel that way a shit storm can be approaching if I don’t right myself. Re-phrase that…if I don’t get right with god.

So when I got up this morning…”I surrender all” was my morning mentality. And thank GOD it was.

Today the youngest boy Clay (4) that I nanny for broke his arm jumping off the monkey bars. He was trying to show off for a girl and he missed one of the bars and landed on his arm. Thank goodness I was there and saw what happened.

Also having a lot of experience with children…I was able to do exactly what I was supposed to do and not panic. Clay is doing fine and the family and I worked really well together to get him taken care of.

A closeness came out of it for all of us.

I think what I really understood today is that life….and it’s various happenings are not my fault.

People are going to get hurt (physically and emotionally), beloved pets are going to take ill, sad things are going to take place….and I am not responsible for it all.

I do not make the world go round and round. I am on here for the ride doing the best I can in any given moment.

God and my recovery are first…so I am able to respond in a graceful way to this thing called 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!

17 thoughts on “24 hours 6/18

  1. “I do not make the world go round and round. I am on here for the ride doing the best I can in any given moment.” I needed to hear this today. Thank you. Glad all is good with the little one.🙏for healing.

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  2. It’s a wonderful realisation when that happens Danielle! 👍 😁 That we’re not responsible for all the hurt in the world and that bad things are going to happen irregardless. Takes a huge weight off you.

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  3. Exactly…. While we care and are empathic and show our compassion towards others in all kinds of situations.. We learn and grow by seeing we no longer need to carry their wounds as our pain…with guilt or blame…
    Much love ❤

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    1. Yesssss – my empathy has had me taking over the worlds problems. It’s been such an epiphany to realize I did not create all of the sadness or injustice or hurtful things. I in fact know in my own life all of it is for the good of my growth. But with the others I just took all of their stuff on too 🙏🤷🏻‍♀️I did not even recognize I was doing this. Thank you Sue for your understanding and encouragement 💜

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  4. This was spot on Danielle. Today I got news of a young man that died last night in a car accident. I met this young man when I was working at the school for K-2 Saturday morning basketball. This young man would come every week with his step son and cheer him on. His step son sometimes did not want to participate in the hour long skill practice/game. His dad would get frustrated with him but would always have his back. I looked forward to seeing him and his son every Saturday morning. I am angry ,sad don’t understand why these things happen. It’s all part of life. I know. God doesn’t stop bad things from happening. That’s never been part of the promise.🙏🙏🙏


  5. Amazing grace! Poor Clay, what a kicker… showing off for a girl? Hope he learns no girl is worth that, hehe! 😉 At least, he has youth going for him, he’ll mend quickly. No swimming for a while, I guess. How’s he doing?

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    1. Right! What a way to kick off the summer!! The cast is to be put on Tuesday- he’s going to Childrens hospital in Boston because the nature of the break is pretty serious. He’s not in any pain which is amazing but also dangerous at this time…he’s not one for sitting still 💜It will be fun navigate the summer with a one handed 4yr old! He will be fine…but will I?? 🤣 hahahah

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