Alcoholism wants to get us alone and kill us, I’ve seen it too much, been there myself. One drink is too many, and a thousand is not enough!
I drank the value out of drinking, it no longer worked like it use to. That is what I remember now, each day, as a sober person in recovery.
And, what are we striving to recover? I have found it to be myself. What I was after in the bottom of every bottle, I found that and more, on my sober journey. A new found freedom and happiness. It comes from within. It’s a return to innocence. In a word, its love! And as it is said, we cannot love another, until we learn to love ourselves! Today, I no longer loath myself. And, I no longer have that constant inner dialogue of how I’m not good enough and how I could have done it better.
“The only thing that truly matters in the end is that you loved!” – Author unknown
“Don’t be afraid to be weak. Don’t be too proud to be strong. Just take a look into your heart my friend. It will be the return to yourself. The return to innocence”.