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Hurt

"When my son stopped drinking we would have some long tearful talks. I could see the pain that was on his face. This made me happy. I was glad to see him hurt. The more he hurt the better I felt." - Mom

Smoking Dope

"My dad promised it would be my last act on this earth if he ever caught me smoking dope. After he died, I smoked a lot for a long time. I was hoping he remembered his promise." - K

Expected Outcomes

"For my recovery to finally work I did not need to go to rehab, do 90 meeting in 90 days or focus on drinking. I needed a job. I wish someone would of told me this earlier. It is a shame how fear can shape expected outcomes." - R

Expectations

"We all rise or fall to the expectations of those around us. Keep relapsing? Check the expectations of those around us." - An Old Drunk

The Great Clown Pagliacci

Perfectly Imperfect

I'm doing the best that I can and that is good enough for today, because I'm perfectly imperfect and that's perfectly ok.
"Yeah, I may not do this sobriety thing perfectly, and I may not stay sober for the rest of my life, but that's no reason to stop trying..." - BD

AA

"We are united not only in our common struggle but in an acceptance of our differences. AA taught me I was ok in who I am not through conformity but with understanding." - A Member

A Person Not Just Employee

"If it wasn’t for this job, I’d still be on heroin. A few years ago, one of my bosses came to me, and he said: ‘You’re approaching a crossroads in life, and pretty soon there will be no turning back.’ Then he told me: ‘Go to rehab right now. And your job waiting for you when you get back...’" - Humans Of New York

Resentment

"Resentment is like that cobweb in the corner that catches your eye. You can't ignore it and it will bug you until you wipe it away." - T

Great Friends

"I made so many truly great friends in addiction. Funny, though. Not one of them has ever congratulated me on my years staying sober." - @TwelveDrawings

Reasons

Poems, Prayers & Promises