Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty. If your cup is full may it be again. - Ripple

I wouldn't wish addiction on anyone but if I could give the gift of recovery, I would. It has taught me gratitude. We learn early on to make lists. We never graduate. Work our steps over and over. Gratitude, gratitude. This Thanksgiving I will find, like in many of recent past, that what I give thanks for will not change. I am grateful every day I am straight and sober.
Have a wonderful holiday and may your cup be full.

19 Comments:

Blogger Graham said...

This is a really great post. This can be the toughest battle. Congrats on winning it everyday for as long as you have.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Nancyrowina said...

I successfully gave up heroin 6 years ago, it get's easier just keep going day by day, and I wish you luck and happiness.

4:21 AM  
Blogger Pax said...

Much happiness and peace on this Day of the Tofu-Turkey (at least that's what will be on my table).

9:04 AM  
Anonymous jilly said...

i love thanksgiving. everything about it makes me feel warm inside.

ps. your profile pic reminds me of esthero. i felt the need to tell you that lol.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Glyn (Zaphod) Evans said...

Congrats on your efforts! Some people merely need to try and htey can't. I am no angel, but I *did* quite smoking cold turkey after nearly 20 years, and I have never had a cig in 4 years now.

Now to work on the other vices...

Happy Thanksgiving :)

7:59 PM  
Blogger jane said...

I hear you on this one. This Feb. 28 will be 20 years since I stopped using heroin. It wasn't until recently I've realized I'll always be an addict. (I was in a religious drug rehab that taught against this)
Sobriety is definately a thing to treasure & hold dear. 1 day at a time.
I'm thankful for you, Helen.

8:09 PM  
Blogger puremood said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

1:15 AM  
Blogger dorna! said...

Happy Turkey Day Helen. May your cup always brim over.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

One way to be thankful for where you are now is to remember where you have been in the past. Good for you! Namaste.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Congratulations, Helen -

Believe it if you need it,
if you don't just pass it on

9:42 AM  
Anonymous ezinewriter said...

Hi Helen, :-)
Happy Turkey Day to you too!

Bradley ( ezinewriter )

10:35 AM  
Blogger Euian said...

Happy Thanksgiving Helen.

yes making a list is good indeed. In my experience even if something is difficult put it to the list anyway, sometimes it gets done.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Chas Ravndal said...

dropping by to say Happy Thanksgiving to you Helen

6:16 PM  
Blogger karma said...

and a Happy Turkey Day to you, honey :))

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Helen, I hope Thanksgiving brought you not just gratitude but a sense of self-pride to boot. You've accomplished something truly amazing.

2:11 PM  
Blogger GPV said...

Not only for thanksgiving but for every day passing by, may the best be for you and the ones you care for.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Helen, I posted wishes on my blog because I couldn't visit everyone on my blogroll, so please accept a hearty Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

You've always strong me as strong as you are sensitive. To overcome what you have brings pride and hope to others. Take care, everyday, like GPV said above. Hugs

11:52 PM  
Blogger SLC Library Boy said...

concerning the archive, the only folks talking so far are the people who deny being involved. Will anyone stand up and say "this was my doing?"

3:04 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

My favorite song of all time, and a great post to pair it to. I bow to thee.

4:06 AM  

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