be careful out there.

never_compareThere’s still time to take yourself seriously. Recovery is something that looks, feels, sounds, tastes, and therefore processes differently for everyone. We all have a tendency to measure our own recovery against where we think it “ought” to be at any given time.

Even when it justifies a lot of crap. Even when it feeds our own self-pity.

Understandably, that’s pretty much wrong, no matter how we slice it. The longer I’m around here, the more I realize that simply because someone says something insulting or stupid to me doesn’t mean I’m a bigger mess that they are.  It just means we’re in different places on the same journey. The real difference is how i choose to let my heart respond. That’s how I measure my healing. That’s how I measure my recovery.

That’s when I realize my recovery — and theirs — doesn’t have all that much to do with collecting yet another little token.

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About greg w

I believe chocolate in virtually any configuration is the finest dessert in the history of mankind. I believe my wife is the sexiest woman in the world. I believe modern capitalism will never be replaced by a different -- or better -- form of economics. I believe in clutch hitting in baseball. I believe the Kimber 1911 .45 ACP is the finest handgun ever made in America. I believe the Mossberg Flex 500 pump-action 12 gauge shotgun is the best home defense ever made in America. I believe Tom Waits is the best songwriter of my generation. I believe unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. As CS Lewis once beautifully wrote, I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. I believe that, on balance, Christianity has done more good for humans than bad. I believe it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant, With that being said, I believe there is a profound difference between knowledge and wisdom. I believe if I yell at the TV during a Colts game, they will play better. Finally, I believe I am in long-term recovery from a number of deep-seated issues that supported and drove my addictions.