Dropping the Rock

It is my history but it does not have to be my legacy. I am not who I was. I have asked God to help me change, help me put the past behind me, and help me move forward as someone who is healed. I can be the one to break the chains, the bondage of my past, and erase the heritage of pain and anger passed on through generations. I can be the one to change my reactions that were based on hurt, distrust, protection, and survival. I can be the one to change the direction that I will travel away from my family’s heritage of denial and dishonesty to oneself. Today I choose to shed the heavy burdens of other people’s pain and disappointment. I am not responsible for the choices and consequences of my family of origin. I cannot make up for the sadness of their unfulfilled dreams. I have my own dreams and a new family in recovery. Today I know that I make my choices and I can be true to myself. It is time to “drop the rock.”

About Lori Crockett

I am loving life in long-term sobriety. I want to share my thoughts and my beliefs, my inspiration and my experiences with those of you who are also living in recovery. I want to provide a forum for you, my readers, to respond and share with your comments and emails and feedback. I hope by sharing my personal thoughts and feelings here that I can connect with people and extend support, understanding and most importantly--hope. I rely on yoga, meditation, healthy eating, and exercise to enhance my own sobriety, health and quality of life and would like to share what I have learned over the years. I love reading, the beach, gardening, walking my dog, and cuddling with my cats. I love working with others through volunteer work and through service work in my recovery program.
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