To many of us, admitting we are recovering, or “in recovery,” tells the world we are weak. However, I think it is just the opposite, and it demonstrates the strength necessary to realize that sometimes we need to get ourselves a “tune up,” and take stock of our situations.
I have now been clean and sober for five years, seven months and 23 days, but am still in recovery from addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling.
What’s more is the fact that I realize that my recovery doesn’t come with a finish line, and I will have to monitor it on a daily basis for the rest of my life.
But that is just fine with me, since it helps keep me on my toes.
Perhaps the best part is that I choose to help others who are also saddled with this disease, and, by doing so, reinforce my own dedication to remain clean and sober.
Therefore, I view it as a win-win situation.
So, what are you recovering from?
Alcohol, drugs and compulsive gambling like me, an eating disorder, too much shopping, an uncontrollable sex urge, or something totally different, like constantly being down on yourself and living with low self-esteem?
Cheer up, because I am here to reveal to you – if nobody has ever told you this before – that you were born with greatness and unlimited potential.
Yes, you read me correctly. You have the innate talents and abilities to succeed at so many different things, if you only believe this too, and give yourself a chance.
You might be great at singing, dancing, fixing automobiles, fashion, mathematics, making people laugh, photography, or, dare I say, writing!
The point is that you must surround yourself with positive, supportive people, who aren’t going to bring you down to their level of pessimism.
You also must believe in yourself, and that there is nothing in life you cannot accomplish, if you work hard, stay focused, and remain dedicated to the task at hand.
Remember, you were born to leave your mark in this world, so start doing so today!
We are all waiting!