It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Any distance runner can tell you that the real joy is not in winning (or even finishing) the race, it’s in the hard work that got them there. Recovery is the same. Yes, we want to reach our goals, but loving the process is just as important. Reaching our goals is only a tiny fraction of what we do in recovery, and the rest will grind us down if we’re not enjoying it. Thus, it’s important for us to have fun in recovery, appreciating each step we take and each little milestone we reach. If we can do this, we will continue our journey of recovery no matter what, even when we’re faced with setbacks, annoyances, and even outright failures.
Task for Today
Think about a mundane aspect of recovery as fun. Then share about this enjoyment with another person in recovery.