A FUTURE BECAUSE OF MY PAST

Son Jeremy and his daughter Iysa

Son Jeremy and his daughter Iysa

A recovering addict wrote to me and he signed his name with this postscript: a survivor with a future because of my past.

My reflection: These words reminded me that addiction is a great teacher. Just as cancer taught me to appreciate every day, addiction taught me to stay close and believe in a future for my family. The most important lessons in my life didn’t come from my degrees, but they came from the challenges and heartbreak of my past.

Today’s Promise to consider: If we choose to learn from our history, we can be wise. The footsteps that are behind us can’t be erased, but we can create new footsteps – the ones we’ll take today and tomorrow.

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Barbara
Barbara
7 years ago

This week’s meditation is so true. We make history every day of our lives, and it’s this history that defines who we are.

After my son passed away from a heroin overdose, I never thought I could go on with my life. But, God gave me the strength to realize that myself mattered. And, so I picked myself up and made history.

I refused to leave a legacy of sadness and despair. I didn’t give into it. I want to make my history a positive one.

Nanci
Nanci
7 years ago

Beautiful meditation and love the picture.
Thank you for your gentle reminders.
Sending love to all (Barbara, you remain in my thoughts and prayers)…
Nanci

Curtis Cox
Curtis Cox
7 years ago

Yes. Truly life’s experiences making us stronger and better person than yesterday. Past should never be a regret, rather our motivation to do greater things that can make a difference in our community. My words are never been so brave when I was in the dark past of my drug addiction. I was reluctant to have recovery at first because I don’t want to admit I need help but the anxiety and frustration didn’t leave me. Hope Rehab Cary NC willingly help me to recover from my addiction and now I am 5 and a half years sober.