I was talking to a good friend of mine about life. I really value his opinion and insight. I’ve been friends with heand his wife for years. We’ve each had ups and downs – and we’ve all have been there to offer support and share the pain when there is pain – and joy when there is joy.
I was talking to him about where I am now – in a good space, and moving on from the train wreck of a personal life that I emerged from last year. And things really are good now, and getting better. It took a long time to recover from some bad choices I made in a relationship, to re-convene with myself — and get back on the road of my life.
I was bemoaning to him how I suffer from some of my bad choices. He told me to look at things a little differently. YES, I have made a few bad choices – don’t we all.
Instead of falling apart and living a ruined life – I should see instead that I am amazing! Amazing??? How I asked? Most people would give up, hide away and never recover. He said I recover from these bad choices, rebuilding an even better life – and that’s to be celebrated!
In my sobriety … I took from that insight:
- It’s not about the bad choices, it’s about how you recover or bounce back that matters; how you move forward, what you do differently. (And don’t repeat bad choices!)
I’m so glad I am choosing NOT to drown my sorrows. Instead I am sticking to sober clear thinking.