I wrote this for myself, but feel free to take and leave whatever works for you. We’re all in this thing called recovery together, right? We need to help each other as much as we can. 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
CHRIS’S RECOVERY MANIFESTO
Boundaries are good. They’re important.
There is no such thing as too many meetings.
It’s okay to need people.
“No” does not require an explanation.
If you don’t mean it, don’t say it. If it comes out anyway, be prepared to make amends.
Always follow through.
It’s okay to be human; mistakes happen. What’s important is the getting back up part.
Call your sponsor.
Stop worrying about what other people think of you. It’s none of your business what they think of you.
Do the best you can; at the end of the day that’s all you can do.
Pray always. Pray about everything, the little things and the big things. Say thank you, regardless of what happens.
Never take the steps out of order. They were written that way for a reason.
Let go and let God.
Breathe. Breathe again.
Remember that you can’t save anyone, not even yourself. That’s God’s job.
Stop trying to control the moon and the stars. They were here long before you, and they function quite fine without your help.
People are who they are. Accept that and avoid much heartache.
Love them anyway.
Live big. Dream big. Laugh long and hard.
Have goals. Change them as necessary.
Always love and know that someone loves you.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Note: I reserve the right to add to and edit this manifesto as I grow and learn more about myself and this thing called life.