Monday, December 8, 2008

I Can, I Anticipate, I Know

Having been reminded by both my body and my mind that I am still "on the road" to recovery and not at the end I am stealing this format from a friend of mine as I find it helpful to remind myself just where I am right now and where I want to go. I begin with things I couldn't do a month ago and now I can do:

I can:

Go an entire day without crying.
Make jewelry again.
Enjoy a pain free day.
Laugh.
Go several hours without thinking of withdrawal.
Leave the house on my own.
Go to walmart.
Grocery shop.

I look forward to:

A return of my creativity.
Dancing.
Getting up feeling happy.
Relief from anxiety.
The return of self-confidence.

I know:

That all of this happened for a reason.
That I am stronger for going through it.
That I appreciate being normal much more than I ever dreamed possible.
That I have learned a lot and met a lot of wonderful people I would never have known had I not had
the experience of benzo addiction.
That I will recover fully and totally in time.
How to be much more gentle with myself.
That I am not crazy!

Wishing everyone a day filled with happiness and the appreciation of simple things!

Love, Love, Love

xposted LJ

7 comments:

~*~Pearl~*~ said...

~XOXOXO~

gloria said...

Don't forget that you are loved by many folks.

Sixsisters said...

You are one of my heroes ! XXX

Precious Quilts said...

You are truly an inspiration!
oxoxo

Chauncey said...

You totally ROCK!!!! So many people are so very happy for you.

Judy Nolan said...

Hooray for small steps and steady progress! Hugs!

maryeb said...

Thanks for sharing this. Helpful words for all of us.
I'm so glad to hear you're making such positive progress.