Not what I thought 12/31

I thought that being a drug addict/alcoholic was a bad thing.

I thought that I was given a curse, a sickness…a shameful and embarrassing plight.

I thought there was no way out and that nobody drank or used like I did.

I did not realize that it was a “set up” to find my strength.

I believe now that all the challenges I face are given lovingly for me to transcend.

For me to face my issues, my difficulties…I need strength. I need to tap into a power.

I was blessed with this disease that has proven time and time again…self will cannot arrest it.

I had to find a power greater than myself…or die.

My journey is that cut and dry.

Today my issues are not as dramatic as that…but the disease of addiction is the one that I have to acknowledge daily and keep upfront.

Being an addict is definitely not what I thought it was.

Not a curse…a gift.

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!

35 thoughts on “Not what I thought 12/31

  1. They are all such powerful things we face, always those parts of us that are fearful. But beyond those very things is a love beyond words, and an incredible discovery within ourselves of where He resides. A greater gift we will not find. Great post Danielle, have a wonderful, loving and Happy New Year dear lady, may that love within ever be that new pathway before you 😀❤️🙏🏽🦋✨🎇💥🌹🍾🍸🌺🌟🌈🕊💫

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  2. Out of darkness into Light..
    You dear Danielle are a bright beacon that shines through your past experiences to help bring others from out of their shadow into new awareness of themselves..
    That they are worthy of love, and you are showing them how to Love and respect themselves..

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  3. Addiction is terrible but recovery is beautiful. Crazy how God makes beauty out of our ashes and restores us to sanity. One day at a time. It’s cool that we can take our once sad songs and turn them into gems of wisdom for others to live by and be encouraged through our sharing them. I pray for your continued healing and recovery. May your 2023 be happy and healthy, filled with love and joy.

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  4. Ooops sent before I was quite ready… I wanted to also thank you for your strength in sharing your journey, it takes great courage to openly share your experiences. But in doing so, you are helping many more see the Power of Faith and how many times people have to fall to the bottom of a pit, where all seems dark, in order for them to reach up and seek the Light.
    Many I know are being helped by your courage and your honesty..
    Sending you much love and many more blessings as you say goodbye to 2022 and as you embrace 2023…
    I think also Danielle, you should think of perhaps selecting some of your profound thoughts and insights of your daily wisdom… Into a book form…
    I see it helping many ..
    Perhaps something to focus and intend in 2023..
    So Happy New Year my friend.. I am grateful for Mark in his introduction to your blog and wisdom..
    Love Sue x ❤

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    1. Sue thank you so much for your time words and beautiful energy ❤️🙏 I hope for you and all you love wonderfully delightful things for the upcoming new year.
      I WILL consider the book idea…
      Nothing like a good book ❤️❤️
      Short and sweet perhaps…simple like the truth – (maybe that’s the title?)
      Have a great day Sue! Blessings ❤️❤️

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