Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Road to Recovery is a Scenic Drive

Recovery: a return to a normal state of health, mind or strength.

I'm learning some important lessons about recovery.  Life is not about the potholes you encounter or the mistakes you make.  It's about looking out the window and seeing all the beauty around you.  It's about counting your blessings.  It's not about asking, "are we there yet?"

I'm learning to take my foot off the accelerator pedal.  Life is too short to race through it.  Recovery really isn't a destination – it's a journey.  It's not about looking at the road map or plugging an address into your navigation software.  I'm referring to the people you meet at the rest stops.  It's the sunrises.  It's the sunsets.  And everything in between.  It's about being in the moment.

Have a great day.  Don't worry.  Be happy.  And don't forget to try the scenic route.  The road to recovery is a journey of a lifetime.

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