JUNE 14TH-FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Avoid people that are constantly judging other people. They don’t have the ability to recognize we are all human and make mistakes, and they don’t know everything you are struggling with. It is easy for them to judge others because they don’t want to deal with their own issues. -Joshua Bridges The quality of aContinue reading “JUNE 14TH-FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

Grief Is Harder Than You Think

The hardest time to learn about the process of grief is while you are in the midst of it. You may feel that you are taking a crash course in grief and that the learning curve is formidable. But those who seek to understand grief and loss will be better able to recover, so weContinue reading “Grief Is Harder Than You Think”

SUICIDE 

I want to talk about suicide for a minute. I have all the topics people have sent me, and I appreciate them, and I’m slowly hitting each one. I have them written down as they come in. I need to talk about this right now because suicide is a very sensitive and important topic thatContinue reading “SUICIDE “

Unpredictable Emotions

The unpredictable timing and odd combinations of emotions that hit you during grief can leave you confused and despairing. “My life was totally flipped upside down emotionally, in every way you could think of,” says Sue, whose husband died. Your emotions not only hit hard, but they can also occur at unexpected moments, which makesContinue reading “Unpredictable Emotions”

THE INTERVIEW WITH ME

I came across this boy sitting on the side of a country road one morning. He could have only been like 12 years old. I thought maybe he was lost or hurt. He was crying, and sitting next to him was an empty bottle of black velvet. I pulled over and got out. I walkedContinue reading “THE INTERVIEW WITH ME”

JUNE 11TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT

JUNE 11TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT “Pay attention to how others treat you; secretly, their intentions may be to hurt you because they are not you.” -Joshua Bridges You have not lived today successfully unless you’ve done something for someone who can never repay you. -John Bunyan Some men have thousands of reasons why theyContinue reading “JUNE 11TH – FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

June 10th – food for thought

“Just because I’m broken, doesn’t mean I’m worthless, I just been through hell and back and somehow still alive.”-Joshua Bridges The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.-Vince Lombardi The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision,Continue reading “June 10th – food for thought”

TEARS IN A BOTTLE

As I sit here and reflect on my sobriety and I have relapsed yet again. It’s so hard, the guilt, of being around people who are sober and knowing I could at any moment be a part of taking their sobriety away. It feels like, at this point, I have no one to turn to.Continue reading “TEARS IN A BOTTLE”

THE GIRL FROM NOWHERE…….

The quiet girl that used to have everything to say has said her last words today. Shallow girl, hallowed from the inside out, as she runs away just so she doesn’t hurt another soul again today. Her smiles trapped and washed away in the rain; her laughter flooded like puddles, slowly evaporating into thin air,Continue reading “THE GIRL FROM NOWHERE…….”

HOW I DEAL WITH TRIGGERING SITUATIONS

I put myself in many triggering situations that most people would find to be very difficult for me. This is true, but I do it intending to save someone else. Plus, I never pass judgment. Just because I stopped drinking doesn’t mean the rest of the world has to. My illness is my illness. IContinue reading “HOW I DEAL WITH TRIGGERING SITUATIONS”

LOVE – MY SILENT KILLER

Depression fueled by the negative thinking of self, the constant thought that I’m not good enough, that ill never be good enough for anyone. I love so hard, but I can’t love myself. Why? Why do I hate myself so much? Why do I fight a compliment? Why am I blinded by this sadness thatContinue reading “LOVE – MY SILENT KILLER”

SPREAD LOVE AND NOT HATE

I envy the fact that others have good night kisses and talk about their day with their children. I got sick, and someone decided I wasn’t good enough for my children. Maybe I wasn’t at that moment in time, but I got better, and I am good enough. I was always good enough; I justContinue reading “SPREAD LOVE AND NOT HATE”