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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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lils First Snow Storm


Today is officially Lily's first snow storm. I remember last year when I was pregnant and looking outside on the first day it snowed and thinking "I can't imagine what life is going to be like one year from now."

And I can honestly say that I am happier than I ever thought I could be. She brings so much joy and happiness to my life that I am so excited to do the same for her!

Happy Winter Everyone...Yes it sucks, but lets look out and embrace the beauty around us :)


The Brady Bunch said...

she is getting so big...what a cutie!

Pamela said...

she is absolutely adorable!

Josey said...