“We must be willing to let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life we have waiting for us”
Wouldn’t it be nice if life would go as planned or you could plan things and have them turn out accordingly. Unfortunately or fortunately, life doesn’t follow our plans, but we follow a Higher Power’s plan. At least this is what I believe to be true and my Higher Power is God, but your Higher Power does not have to be and still have a belief in something greater than ourselves in this world.
I never once said when I was a kid that I want to grow up to be dual diagnosed with addiction and bipolar disorder, but this is the hand I was dealt and I’m thankful for that. I wanted to grow up to be able to enjoy a beer or two with friends while watching a football game on TV, but my addiction will not allow me to do that and stay sane.
Today, I’m thankful for being a recovering alcoholic and a person with bipolar disorder because it brought me to a life of happiness. I have more self-awareness and have immense awareness of my personal perceptions and the perceptions of others. I enjoy being part of a ‘brotherhood’ of people (men & women) living in recovery and achieving their dreams one day at a time.
Life would not simply be the same with the journey my Higher Power put me on. I have developed to become a stronger person that channels my anxiety, mania, depression and addiction to help serve others, while teaching myself.
I enjoy the life I lead and would not have it any other way, now that I can look back and evaluate where I have been and how far I have come.
Are you living life on a journey or are you planning to arrive at a destination?
Have a Blessed Day,