I am grateful to be sober every day, but the last couple of days has me thinking about it a lot more than I usually do. Austin and I have some friends, a married couple, that we know through the program. They are both early in sobriety, and trying to start a new life of … Continue reading Gratitude – July 16
Healthy Habit #1 – A Month of Prayer
In my last post I talked about starting new, healthy habits instead of making new year's resolutions that I knew I would not keep. I realized that adding healthy habits into my life would take a change of perspective about the whole clean-slate, positive-change thinking that comes along every January 1st, because when it comes … Continue reading Healthy Habit #1 – A Month of Prayer
The difference that made all the difference
"Get it together, DeLoe!" That's what I used to tell myself. A lot. I've thought it in my head, whispered it quietly, yelled it out in anger, mumbled it through tears, cried it out in frustration. Whenever I had an overwhelming emotion, that was my mantra. Fear, anger, anxiety, sadness, grief. They all got the … Continue reading The difference that made all the difference
Grace…even for me.
I recently read somewhere that recovery is one of the greatest examples of grace. I have found that to be so true. As a matter of fact, I don't think that I even knew, much less understood or felt, what grace was before I made my first attempts at recovery. When I started trying to … Continue reading Grace…even for me.