This is dedicated to those who have touched the fires of life... To those who fall but stand back up. To those who get weak but find new strength. To those who break but rebuild themselves. To those who lose hope but believe again. This is for those who chance upon the recovery road. There is a life that awaits you... Your story matters. Write it.


2/9/16

Punishment & Forgiveness

"....When someone wrongs us, we want the maximum amount of punishment. But when we do wrong, we want the maximum amount of understanding and forgiveness..." - Humans of New York

2/8/16

Fire Inside

"Much of life's troubles come from our attempt to control the fire that burns inside." - P

2/7/16

Helping

"You would think the sun could give away the moon's secrets but its light is too bright to see the dark spots." - An Old Drunk

2/6/16

Progress

"If your comfortable you aren't making any progress." - D

2/5/16

Resilience

"Understanding your emotional vulnerabilities, can help you understand your emotional reactions, thereby increasing your resilience." - B

2/4/16

Newcomer

"I tell the newcomer not to be surprised if they can't trust their feelings and they find that they were more honest when they were drunk." - An Old Drunk

2/3/16

Mountains

"Instead of comparing mountains lets help each other up them." - B

2/2/16

Courage

"Tears do not negate courage. Courage acknowledges the pain, blinks through the tears and says, actually, i CAN."

2/1/16

Memories

"You already lost time. Don't also give up the memories that could be." - D

1/31/16

Wouldacouldashoulda

"Every moment becomes a wouldacouldashoulda or a did." - T

1/30/16

Be Here Now

"To heal, I was made to talk of my past. This made it hard for me to ever really live in the present. I have been made a victim, not from the drugs I did or the choices I made but from those who would not let me let it go. I don't want to tell you my story anymore. I just want to be here now." - S

1/29/16

Compassion

"Compassion sees faults when needed." - R

1/28/16

Change

"Start where you stand." - L

1/27/16

False Hope

"Harsh reality is better than false hope." - D

1/26/16

Blank Canvas

"The sky is beautiful this evening. As it is every day. Just as the sky is in a constant state of change so is our journey through our lives. Just look around and see the beauty, and let the negative pass. Just like clouds. It is going to be a good day. Each day is a blank canvas, so let the picture you paint be a beautiful one." - B

1/25/16

Help Someone

"I've battled addiction since the age of 13. I've written this song to help myself during recovery and perhaps others might identify with it and maybe it will "Help Someone" else. Use it or share it however you wish, if you feel it's appropriate. God bless." - J

1/24/16

Forgiveness

"Forgiveness understands that you must give up hope that the past can be changed." - R

1/23/16

Resentment

"Resentment is the toxin that doesn't let a broken heart heal." - P