Leonard Cohen wrote:

Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in.

My reflection: With addiction, perfect offerings are few, but in the imperfections we can find gold. The light that shines through the cracks can help our loved ones rise out of the ashes of pain and suffering to become different people – stronger, honest, spiritual, and self aware.

Today’s Promise to consider: Our lives have cracks, especially those who have suffered addiction, but it is through the cracks that the softest light gets in. Resurrection happens in that light. Learning happens in that light. Confrontation happens in that light. And healing happens in that light. Let us ring the bell for the light of recovery.





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So beautifully and eloquently expressed Libby. May the cracks in our hearts (in my mother’s heart) receive the light that is asking to be let in.

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Reading this just now was God’s timing for sure. I have been trying to get in touch with my son Joe who is in and out of sobriety. We have plans to go to a baseball game at 6. It’s 3pm and I called to confirm with him knowing that weekends seem to be when he relapses. He’s not answering which means he’s either avoiding me because because he’s high and/ or is sleeping all day for a reason. If he gets it together and I can put my frustration aside, going to a baseball game with an accepting mom… Read more »