My nightly routine is fundamental but consistent. At the end of the night, I sit down, I grab my journal, and I write, and I answer three basic questions:
What went right?
What didn’t go right?
What am I most grateful for today?
I have to remember the routines that it takes for me to stay clean on a regular basis.
As we begin to learn to inventory our lives, we find the routines that we never knew we had that fed our addictions, our depressions, our anxieties. We see that during those moments, we were on autopilot. As we focused on our depression, our depression deepened. As soon as we become consumed by our anxiety or the hunger to feel different, our compulsions and obsessions grow. Continue reading “What we measure we grow!”
I’ve learned not to resent those who have what I don’t.
One of the things I’ve struggled with is resenting those with greener grass. Today I have the mortgage. The wife who never knew me drunk or high. The three kids that never knew me, drunk or high and two of them never even knew me to smoke cigarettes. Yeah. I’ve got a lot of those changes, what a brother calls ‘quality of life’ problems. Continue reading “I’ve learned to not resent those who have what I don’t.”
“What kind of day are you going to have?” That is the question I ask my kids every morning as they leave for school. Their reply, “a better day than yesterday.” My youngest then says,”but not as good as tomorrow!” Always with her heart melting little smile. Finally, I’ll ask, “whose choice is it?” “It’s my choice!”, They will each reply. Some days, with more enthusiasm than other. I will then end this morning ritual with, “Make the right choices!”. Continue reading “Jan 25, 2016 – What kind of day are you going to have? It’s your choice!”