just...for...today...

March 28, 2012

Facing feelings

Page 90

"We may fear that being in touch with our feelings will trigger an overwhelming chain reaction of pain and panic."

Basic Text, p. 30

While we were using, many of us were unable or unwilling to feel many emotions. If we were happy, we used to make us happier. If we were angry or depressed, we used to mask those feelings. In continuing this pattern throughout our active addiction, we became so emotionally confused that we weren't sure what normal emotions were anymore.

After being in recovery for some time, we find that the emotions we had suppressed suddenly begin to surface. We may find that we do not know how to identify our feelings. What we may be feeling as rage may only be frustration. What we perceive as suicidal depression may simply be sadness. These are the times when we need to seek the assistance of our sponsor or other members of NA. Going to a meeting and talking about what is happening in our lives can help us to face our feelings instead of running from them in fear.

Just for Today: I will not run from the uncomfortable emotions I may experience. I will use the support of my friends in recovery to help me face my emotions.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Birthday Countdown!!!!

It's not even my birthday yet and I already received the best present ever! Kands and Regan took me to the Jack Johnson concert for my birthday. I had so much fun relaxing with the people I love the most and listening to Mr. Johnson.

Last year they took me and my dad to the Joss Stone concert at Deer Valley, and I can honestly say that was one of my most favorite presents I have ever received. We had so much fun!!!! I was not 21 yet so I was the DD, bummer I know. But, that won't happen again... Kandice and Regan always put so much time and effort into everyones birthdays, and lucky me I got on the fun concert birthday present train.

Here are some pictures from the concert......

Kands this ones for you! Ps look behind Kandice..This is why we say "drugs are bad mmmkay"
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What a lucky gal...

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Fasha just chillen...

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Pretty Ladies....
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3 comments:

Cuddy Miss said...

Kandice looks so cute. Nothing like the silly dream that I had.. psh long hair.

Kendalls Media said...

FUN...BUT NOT AS FUN AND COOL AS WILCO...

LOVE
KRISTI

triple J said...

That Cougar attacked me that night.