What we want most 3/11

There is a line in a piece of recovery literature that states: ” What we want most is to feel good about ourselves.”

When I read that the other night at a meeting I realized I had been only getting a portion of that statement.

I have always “wanted to feel good” but I was missing the “about ourselves” part.

I used drugs and alcohol…to feel good. I have made so many decisions in my life – to try and feel good.

But the key in this phrase is “about ourselves”.

My actions need to shift from “feeling good” to “feeling good about myself.”

I get it.

When I feel good about myself…everything feels good.

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 “What we want most 3/11

  1. Indeed it does kind lady, those tiny two words ‘about ourselves’ at the end, is the world in a bottle. Once seen they change everything. Beautiful post Danielle, also in so few words 😀❤️🙏🏽

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      1. Exactly. It is amazing those beautiful profound things are so small…but the world within them. Probably what unconditional love is, that tiny glow inside us…that can move mountains 😀❤️🙏🏽

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