Being “Beautiful” In Recovery Is A Blessing And Is Yours!

Hello And Welcome Recovery Friends & New Seekers,
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.EVEN YOURSELF!
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We in recovery know we don’t QUIT ever! We never give up or give in. IS there “Stigma” still present around those in recovery? YOU BET!
But that doesn’t me that WE in recovery have to give into it. We are “Beautiful” human beings who at one point in our lives had taken a “Path Less Traveled” by some of us, for many reasons.
Maybe we were born “Just” not strong enough, or healthy enough. Maybe LIFE had passed on trauma, abuse, heartache or struggles in our lives we just didn’t know how to handle, process, or overcome.
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NO, not excuse’s, just insight. No, no VICTIMS HERE, just explanations, and understanding of how one can turn to the “Dark Side” of any “Addiction”…..
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Maybe that drug addict was under peer pressure, or felt they didn’t fit in so he/she
used for the first time. Then became addicted. Maybe that alcoholic took a drink to pass off some stress of the day, or because life had handed him/her one disappointment after another and just wanted to “numb” the pain. Then became addicted.
Maybe that woman, ( Me) had gone through much childhood trauma, like abuse and had been sexually abused as a little girl, as she spent “hours’ behind a Poker/Slot Machine to “escape” the pain and hurt from her past. Then became addicted.
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True, unfortunately, but its progress, not perfection.
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So sometimes in life, beautiful, normal, everyday people can become addicts for what ever reason. But when we finally find that we have become “sick and tired of being sick and tired,” as we enter recovery. Then a “Beautiful” transformation happens in one’s life…..
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As addicts through treatment, support, 12-Step meetings, church, and many other forms of recovery help, we begin to see our lives blossom. We begin to learn that in “recovery” there is a “Power Greater Then Ourselves” that can restore us to be better than we ever thought possible!
We learn to live again!
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We work hard in our recovery to overcome what ever those “Fears of Life” had been.
Old wounds or pains we had. We learned to walk through them and become Beautiful, Successful, Productive Human Beings again. And as we reach out to other addicts and share our own stories which continues to make us stronger in OURS!
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As we help and sponsor new people into recovery, it does help us as well, as we don’t become “complacent” in our own recovery. When we step “outside ourselves” to help others who suffer, we learn MORE about ourselves,  and we can finally go to that Mirror and look at ourselves with “Honesty, Respect, and feel good about ourselves” again at the person looking back at you!….
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We always need to remember as addicts, where we came from. But that doesn’t mean
your “Past” defines the “Beautiful Person” you are today! To put it real honestly all of us on earth are not perfect. Those who were addicted,  or even those millions of people who have never been touched by addiction. The “Truth” is, “We are all a Work In Progress” as no one is “Perfect,” only GOD, and for those who don’t believe, your “Higher Power.” That is another “Miracle” that happens in your recovery. Our recovery & our higher power gives everyone that “2nd chance” in life to find our “true calling,”  and our true purpose & destiny in Life!
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Many, many people never get that “Miracle” of awareness. That is another “Gift: given to us as people in recovery. Those who never have this kind of deep struggle, or to overcome addiction. Maybe it happens to them as a life trial or tribulation, but walking through the other side of addiction takes a lot of “Courage, Honesty, and wanting Change” in one’s life. That truly is the first step of recovery.
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Admitting to yourself that your addiction has caused so much pain in your life. When you admit that to YOU, and another Human Being? You have taken the very “First Step” into a “New Life Journey in Recovery.” Yes, it’s that “Easy” to begin a New Life!
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So, those in recovery? Please, BE “Proud” of “Who” you are, and where you have been! And always keep in your heart that “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL IN RECOVERY” as no one can ever take that away!
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You are worth more than you think.

YES YOU ARE!….
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Strong. Beautiful. Brave.

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MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL and THANK YOU for coming by!
Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon
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