This is the Face of Recovery
|Much Love Here!|
I am one of the many faces of recovery.
The photo of Mr. UT and me shows the feeling I have of being sober.
People can and do recover.
I am no longer ashamed of myself and my drinking. I am very happy I quit, because if I had continued I know the consequences would have gotten worse.
Lately I have had some self-pity, feelings of being left out in a group, where I am not included. I acted out some of these feelings by crying and telling different people, (ones I felt safe with), that I didn't belong in the group. I felt ashamed of the feelings of being left out, and then felt more shame by crying to the other people.
|Dancing Sober is Super Fun!|
But this has been a story I have carried for far too long, one I really want to let go of.
So today, as a strong sober woman, who is loved by many, I declare myself free of this story.
I have decided to show my wonderful friends and family more love, to be less passive.
The dancing picture shows me at a music fundraiser for the Steve Rummel Hope Foundation, where I volunteer! I really enjoyed this night, and I even could hear the beat of the band so I could dance!
I am the face of recovery, one of many.
We are strong and courageous.
I almost forgot that during my self-pity time.
I almost forgot that my purpose is to show other people how great being sober can be, to help other people in recovery, and to just be happy.
I want to continue on dancing through this life, with all the ups and downs, with all the pain and delight, showing everyone that this is recovery.
With A Big Thank You for Your Friendship,
On Day 873,