Words They Said To Me

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A little over a year ago, I was facing the beginning of sobriety and in a really dark place in my life. These are the words of encouragement from friends and family, words that eventually helped me to pick up the pieces and rebuild myself – so I am passing them on in hopes they can do the same for someone else.

  • “Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so you will discover that He is the rock at the bottom.”
  • “We’re going to get through this, kid.”
  • “I saw you at your lowest point, your miserable, wallowing worst, pitiful and dirty, sorrowful and shamed. And I still loved you.” (Quote from an unknown author, I fell in love with this one)
  • “You CAN do this. Get out of the car, stand up, and walk in there. Then call me after.” (On going to my first group treatment session)
  • “You can’t imagine how much fuller your life can be without drinking.” (I remember this one because I doubted it so much, but it is beyond true)
  • “Who is a better example than someone who hits rock bottom and is able to pick themselves back up?”
  • “This is the first time since you started college that I have been really, really proud of you.”
  • “I have been through something similar, if you ever need someone to talk to.” (That was huge, I never imagined how much talking to someone going through the same thing could help, especially someone my age)
  • “An alcoholic is anyone whose life gets better when they stop drinking.” (A quote a came across online and think about almost daily)
  • “One day at a time.”
  • “Something bad doesn’t happen every time I drink, but every time something bad happens, I was drinking.”
  • “Your eyes are full of life and a sparkle that can only be achieved with a program of recovery.”
  • “Everyone has their shit.”
  • “Yes, I’ll be your sponsor.”

If you are going through a rough time, take words like these to heart. They will stick with you and someday you will be able to pass them on to someone in need. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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