I needed this reminder today.
Sometimes it seems like the more work I do on myself, the more work that needs to be done. It is a never-ending process. When I take a step back and look at the big picture, however, I can see that my life is gradually getting better and better. I have taken responsibility for my life and happiness in a totally new way by getting sober.
I look at this quote as another reminder from the universe to be gentle on myself, even when I make mistakes. I haven’t been close to drinking, but I am so far from perfect sometimes…wow. I can be harsh, critical, grouchy, not present with those I love, etc. I am trying to be better at all of those things, and that effort matters. It means that I care about the impact I am having on the world around me.
So…if you are reading this, you are trying too. Be gentle on yourself.
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That’s a great quote. Thanks for sharing.
Of course! It was on Facebook this morning… I read it and immediately stole it. 🙂 Follow Wayne Dyer for some good ones, if you are on FB. xx
I saw this on FB this morning as well. I also needed this as on 11 days AF. I got to day 47 in August on the 100 Challenge with Belle and then blew it. I’m trying AGAIN and know this time I will make it. I really love your Blog, you help me a lot and I feel like I know you. I haven’t started a blog yet, but the help I get from reading them is amazing. So thank you so much for sharing.
Wow, thank you! What a nice comment. That means a lot to me. 🙂 Congrats on 11 days!
FinallyAt50: Congrats on your 11 AF days. Hoping these words find you at day 13. I love this blog too.
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This is great statement. I needed to read this too and your post. I feel like I should be doing better than I am. Your right we need to stop being so hard on ourselves. I haven’t had a drink in 58 days and things are a little bit better. Little steps. 😉
58 days is awesome!!! You are doing fantastic. 🙂
Thanks! It is a great feeling, especially after feeling so shitty for so long.
So true – thanks for sharing that reminder!
Glad to share. Thanks for your comment! 🙂
Yeah! We are the honest ones.. and that alone is worth a million dollars. We are trying trying trying to fight the big brave fight and be the best we can be.. sometimes it’s bloody hard and yes we stumble and fuck up and have weak moments and all the rest of it.. but we’re honest and facing up to our demons and trying our hardest. I feel so much more for the people living in deep denial too scared to show vulnerability and fear. We are only as sick as our secrets.. as the well-worn phrase goes. So at least if we are owning up to and being honest about our guilty secrets I reckon we can be forgiven a few stumbles along the way. Great post xxx
Thank you! I agree 100% that we are only as sick as our secrets. It is hard to be honest about this stuff but so, so worthwhile!!! xx
I know how you feel! I was feeling a lot that way especially from May/June (when I started therapy group- hmmmmm) until the end of August (when I finally took some big soul trash out)- out of sorts, grumpy, sad, cranky, sick of the never ending healing. Then I had this inner shake up when I realized how far I’d come, how life was always going to be work and changing and oh, wait. That’s kind of…..cool. I love love love that quote.
Who knew that just being nice and gentle with our own selves would be what we needed instead of giant buckets of wine? 🙂
I am so happy to have had that realization! 🙂
It is nice to reframe what we are doing sometimes. I still have a long way to go, but I have come SO far.
So so true Jen. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Looks like I’m going to need to follow you and Wayne Dyer 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Wayne Dyer is the best… I have been listening to one of his audiobooks. Pretty good stuff!!!
Soberist, I really enjoyed this read today. I was having a few moments of uggh. That feeling where I should be somewhere I am not. I decided that rather than stressing on Christmas, I would come read my friends’ blogs and sure enough, here are your words. xox Lisa
Yay! This comment makes me so happy, Lisa! Let’s try to help keep each other from stressing too much this Christmas. xx