"So, here I stand at the crossroads... Four years from now, if I persistently do the next right thing, I believe the possibilities are limitless... I will have a serenity and peace of mind that will illuminate my life and allow me to help others. The feeling of love and connectedness I have felt will become perpetual so that I will out-distance my wildest dreams; and look back one day and realize that the hardest times in my life were the most important."- Todd

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Abused

"I stopped drinking when I decided to quit crying and get angry." - Abused

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Letting Go

"Forgiveness to me means letting go. It means I have accepted they understand their wrongdoing or they never will. It does not mean that I have to keep them in my life." - P

Monday, July 28, 2014

Self Will

"Self will is not the enemy when your desires and motives are aligned to a healthy ideal. Even selfishness becomes determination with the proper mindset. What addict could heal without a selfish adherence to recovery? What alcoholic could be sober without a self will that says so?" - T

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Reason Why

"Recovery isn't agreeing and accepting everything just because you screwed up. It's finding your own reasons to be better. If you don't have a reason why, you won't find your how." - B

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Relapse

"I remained angry at God to avoid facing the truth. Relapse isn't Gods choice, it's mine." - T

Friday, July 25, 2014

Love

"Addiction wins when love is silent." - C

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Who I Am

"The more I know about the truth of who I am, the less I will have to surrender to those who are right simply because they are more powerful." - A

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Listen Quietly

"You want to spook a drunk? Look them in the eye and listen quietly." - An Old Drunk

Monday, July 21, 2014

My House

"You come to my house, I never go to yours. Stay awhile and I'll make you feel at home." - Addiction

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Love

"Love is where addiction dies." - Mom

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hurt

"Forgiving doesn't forget. Hurt has a deep memory." - B

Friday, July 18, 2014

Facts

"Face facts. For this addict, every day contains the ingredients necessary for my sobriety or my next slip." - @TwelveDrawings

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Purpose & Meaning

"Recovery is about purpose and meaning in life, not “sobriety” and meetings." - Stanton Peele The fix

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sarcasm & Jokes

"I minimized with sarcasm and jokes to put you at ease with my story. If you ignored the pain, so could I." - C

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Friends

"I don't have to find your truth or lies. I'll know you by the friends you lose or keep." - Dad

Monday, July 14, 2014

Love

"Loneliness taught me how to love again. Love taught me I did not have to drink away my sadness." - A

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Imperfections

"In sobriety I can see how perfect my imperfections can be, for me." - T

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Scary Prayers

"Scary prayers. Asking for and listening to what you may not want to hear." - D

Friday, July 11, 2014

Become The Person

"Knowing who you want to become is more important than what you want to accomplish. When you become the person, you then attract the right conditions to accomplish. If you accomplish but don't become, you lose it. Become a sober person and you'll accomplish." - Eden The Late Starter Blog

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Who You Will Be

"Recovery doesn't necessarily resolve conflict, but rather brings it to the forefront. How you resolve it, this is where you start finding who you will be." - S

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Legitimate Resentment

"I can't resolve legitimate resentment. I just hope to come to peace with it." - M

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Empty Bottle

"Hitting bottom didn't move me, I was comfortable in that pain. What motivated me to go to recovery was an empty bottle." - A

Monday, July 7, 2014

Next Drink

"My next drink always came from a mix of high anxiety and not asking for help." - R

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Phrase

"An interesting fact I have experienced is that I've never heard the phrase, 'They Have To Want The Help', from a Mother or Grandmother who is fighting for their loved one in recovery." - A Counselor

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fellowship

"Fellowship taught me that I don't recover, we do."

Friday, July 4, 2014

Who I Decide To be

"No more buffers between me and life. I am who I decide to be. Today, I stand. Today, I don't need to run to a drink or a meeting." - L

Thursday, July 3, 2014

By Example

"Both addiction and recovery lead by example." - G

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Addiction

"Addiction brings immense pain. It can also bring self-awareness; an understanding of ones limits, boundaries, and weaknesses." - Arnade

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What I couldn't Hear

"Just because I was silent didn't mean I wasn't talking. I guess I wasn't saying what you could hear." - My Son

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Healing

"Part of healing is knowing that I can hurt, but be ok." - C

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Life

"Embrace imperfection, creativity, chance and change. Life is an adventure. And never forget, you only have control over yourself (if others choose to change more power to them... not to you). Enjoy every moment." - T

Friday, June 27, 2014

Relapses

"I was told to shut up and listen. But frequent relapses have taught me that it's time for me to find my own voice again." - D
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