To ask for help 5/22

I have been taught in recovery to ask for help. Not to ask for someone else to fix my problems but to seek guidance from others.

The guidance and help I receive allows me to feel enough relief that I can move forward.

When I am afraid…fear can paralyze me. It can have my head thinking the most awful of outcomes.

I plan my own demise.

But when I seek help and guidance from loving and caring individuals who listen… my heart starts to open and I feel relief.

My god, or higher power many times… works through others. They with their words and even the sound of their voice can give me the courage to move forward.

There is nothing that we together cannot handle.

Thank you god and to all who listen, encourage and save me from myself on a daily basis.

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!

20 thoughts on “To ask for help 5/22

  1. Grace I loved this. Yes, I too believe that God speaks through people. I am a family black sheep who pretty much had to rely on others to get by in life. I believe my higher power, God, has placed these people in my life at specific intervals.

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    1. Thank you for sharing that Ruby…you are most certainly not the only one who has been the black sheep❤️ I definitely feel that gods put amazing people in my life so I can become more of myself 🙏🙏❤️❤️

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  2. It’s a shame that a person even has to “seek out.” Others should always check in on each other through good times and bad. I’ve often been known as “the strong one” or “happy pants” so people rarely check in on me. Now my mother is ill. We’re not really close (her choice) and it’s devastating nevertheless. I’m not “too proud” to ask friends for an ear, just afraid that I’ll reach out and they won’t answer.
    It’s a sad truth in this day and age where everyone is too “busy” to pick up a phone.
    Though I am blessed for my amazing husband, who is always there for me.

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    1. Once upon a time, it was safe for me to trust people and be somewhat dependent. In more recent years complete independence from other people has become the preferable option. People aren’t always reliable, sometimes people have bad intentions etc. I’ve seen it all. I get by with a dog as company, friendly hello’s to neighbors. I just no longer want to get involved because I’ve been let down so many times. I was lonely for awhile and it was hard. But now I find independence to be freeing and empowering. Good books, myself, and my dog is the answer for me.


    2. It takes courage to ask for help. Sometimes I didn’t even know I needed help until I was in wayyyy over my head. But slowly but surely we trust those that are meant to be trusted – like your loving husband.
      I’m sending prayers for you and your mom. Hearts to heal ❤️🙏❤️


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