12 Step Journey

My newfound journey on the road of sobriety, with alcoholics anonymous providing the roadmap.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~ Lao Tzu

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~ Lao Tzu

I have no control over what people think of me, but I have 100 percent control of what I think of myself.
~Beth Ditto

I have no control over what people think of me, but I have 100 percent control of what I think of myself.

~Beth Ditto

It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness.
To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while.
~Big Book Chapter 5, page 66

It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness.

To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while.

~Big Book Chapter 5, page 66

No matter how many times I break down, there is always a little piece of me that says, “No, You’re not done yet - Get Back UP!!”

No matter how many times I break down, there is always a little piece of me that says, “No, You’re not done yet - Get Back UP!!”

Slow Progress is better than NO Progress.

Slow Progress is better than NO Progress.

You have to get up every morning and tell yourself, “I CAN DO THIS”.

You have to get up every morning and tell yourself, “I CAN DO THIS”.

You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

Sometimes our Mind is in war with our Heart.  Mind know that wee need to forget something, but our Heart is still keeping it.

Sometimes our Mind is in war with our Heart.  Mind know that wee need to forget something, but our Heart is still keeping it.

Your life is a result of the choices you make…If you don’t like your life it is time to start making better choices.

Your life is a result of the choices you make…If you don’t like your life it is time to start making better choices.

Yesterday you said tomorrow….Just Do It.

Yesterday you said tomorrow….Just Do It.

This pain that you hold is yours.  There is not a single pain quite like it.  Nobody else on God’s Green Earth can feel this pain, or have the indescribably feeling of pride you will have when you overcome it.  This pain is not your curse; This pain is your privilege.

This pain that you hold is yours.  There is not a single pain quite like it.  Nobody else on God’s Green Earth can feel this pain, or have the indescribably feeling of pride you will have when you overcome it.  This pain is not your curse; This pain is your privilege.

Mistakes are proof that you are trying.

Mistakes are proof that you are trying.

acountryboy asked: its fuckin tough

It IS!  Anything worth having though is hard.  

As Winston Churchill said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” and I’d add “keep going so you get of there as fast as possible!”

Never give up. There is no such thing as an ending, just a new beginning.

Never give up. There is no such thing as an ending, just a new beginning.

I show my scars to others so they know they can heal!

I show my scars to others so they know they can heal!