But I have come to the conclusion that we all stumble through life. We keep stumbling and hopefully as we stumble, we know there is always the opportunity to pick ourselves up. If we can pick ourselves up and push so frickin’ hard through the challenges that life throws at us, we will become much stronger when we reach the other side. We will find deeper meaning and peace in the end.
Addiction of any kind is not for the faint of heart. It WILL bring you to your knees. It takes great courage to make unfathomable changes in our lives. No one CHOOSES to be an addict to anything…it eventually becomes an unrewarding habit that trades suffering for an oblivion that will never be satisfied.
I can only believe that God throws us challenges and obstacles in life (let it be addiction, cancer, poverty, death, etc) to make us grow stronger. He has us endure heartbreak and pain to teach us how to truly love with our own hearts, in our own unique ways. We are meant to experience and sustain our own pain and suffering so that we eventually have the empathy to help others conquer theirs’.
We are all in this together! It’s okay to be honest. It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to say your stuck. It’s okay to say that you’re haunted from deeply-buried demons. It’s okay to say that you can’t begin to let go. Screw the people that frown upon this! Break the silence! Break the cycle! You are more than just your pain.
People need other people. People love to help other people. Your friends and family love to listen to you and lend a helping hand. I’m still learning this, and I’m still learning to LET GO!
And…Hope that your dreams do come true