Here’s Wishing You a Long, Slow Recovery

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Sobriety is a long and winding path. And none of us ever really knows where it’s leading.

One old-timer loves to tell the story of his 90th day of sobriety, when he went to a meeting to take a chip and had another addict say, “That’s really great. I wish you a long, slow recovery.” Well, the now-old-timer did not like this one bit. He wanted to be well right now. But that’s just not how recovery works. Recovery is a journey, and it is meant to be enjoyed, so take your time and revel in each tiny success. You don’t have to be well by tomorrow. In fact, you don’t ever have to be completely well. The true goal of recovery is to do life better today than yesterday.

Just for Today:
Take a few minutes to stop and smell the flowers, enjoying what you’ve accomplished in your recovery.