I’m grateful for recovery. Recovery has taught me to not only be aware of my thoughts, but to stay in tune to my physical body as well. I’ve learned that when I’m off, I need to access the tools I have to take care of myself. This allows me to come back to center more quickly, stay emotionally grounded, and more importantly, doesn’t hurt or take advantage of others in the process. I accept that I can’t control all aspects of my life, while at the same time I have confidence that I can successfully handle all that is given to me. I no longer am a victim of an unfair and unkind world, but I’m a survivor overcoming any obstacles that get in my way. As I gain experience caring for me, I continue to love me a little more each day.