Wipe it Clean…

by Daniel · 3 comments

“I tell my wife, ‘Don’t look at that event, wipe it clean and look at hope.” — Alan Kiceina

Many of us in recovery or preparing to recover have met with our share of adversity. We tend to see adversity as if we are victims of it. Recently I read a story of a young lady that choked on a tortilla chip, went into cardiac arrest and was last known to be in a coma. The family was devastated however, grateful that their daughter continued to fight for her life on a respirator. The quote I used above by her father applies to us all whether we are in recovery or not, we must cling to “HOPE”.

There is nothing that we can do to change the past actions of others nor of ourselves. We need to be grateful for the day and cling to the hope that we have tomorrow and we can achieve the joy we have always sought. When it comes to wrongs being done to us we need to ask ourselves if we had done something similar to another while addicted what would we want the individual(s) to do? Yes I am aware that some things that are done to us are reprehensible and we would never personally commit such an act, however, what if? What if we did stoop to such a low? How would we want to be treated when we seek forgiveness?

I believe it comes down to one statement, do I want to be right or happy? If carrying resentment is holding me back then I must take action to free myself from this bondage. Life is too good to waste on hurt, resentment, fear or anguish…

Go, Go, Go…

Dan 🙂

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