I love this poem, The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost. Here it is in its entirety if you want to read or re-read it.
It reminds me so much of sobriety. Today I am so thankful that I took the road less traveled by and stopped drinking alcohol. That is what we are doing when we get sober- making a choice that everyone doesn’t have the chance to make. For whatever reason, we were given a choice. Everyone HAS a choice, but some people are never able to truly move past denial into recovery. That thought keeps me humble, as well as really grateful for what I have going on in my life right now.
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Absolutely Jen – we always have a choice, it’s whether we chose to take it that is the crucial step 🙂 xx
That’s true, Lucy! Choose to take it and keep making it every day! xx
have always loved this poem too… in fact theroadlesstraveled was my first choice for a blog title but someone else got there first! thanks for the revisit and let’s keep on down that better road! xx
Yes, lets Primrose! That was a great blog name choice, but I like yours! xx
How very apt this poem is, Jen. Thank you for posting this. It helps me to see taking the path of sobriety as the positive choice that it is 🙂 (And I have been super grumpy today, so needed the both the reminder and the lift that the poem gave me!) xxx
I hope your grumps fade soon! I have been having a bit of that myself today, too! xx
This morning the sun is shining and today is a new day with no mistakes in it. (Was obsessed by Anne of Green Gables as a child, forgive me.) x
I will re never this, not everyone is making the choice. We should all be proud we gave and do whatever possible to stay on this road 🙂 I’m grateful too and very grateful I’m not alone on this journey!!!
Me too, Momma Bee! I felt alone as a drinker, so it is much better to be sober and along for the ride with a lot of other wonderful folks! xx
One of my favorite of all time! I also love, “Do not go gentle into that good night, rage, rage against the dying of the light”.
I love that one, too! Nice to hear from you Heather! xx
This is one of my favorite poems and applies in so many life situations. Thank you for sharing today 🙂
I really enjoy your blog and can relate so much to what you say. Please keep it up! Thanks!
Thank you! That means a lot! xx
Congratulations,on getting out of Alcohol Addiction and you
are really proud of yourself as well,for enjoying normal life again
and comes out of the addiction.
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[…] the point in time that I had to make that decision, that I had reached that place where my “two roads diverged” and I chose my road. Would I be able to find my way back again if I took another road now? […]