Post by Loving My Life on Dec 23, 2012 7:36:34 GMT -8
I saw this quote last night and it hit home with me...so I wanted to share and please add your positive quotes as well:
"Never allow loneliness to drive you back into the arms of someone you know you don't belong with."
Because I know for me when I am feeling lonely, I think of my poa, and my addict mind will start telling me, I had this all wrong, so I need to call, or write him..No I dont, and I will not because he never cared for me. I was only feeding his damaged ego. Once I started loving me again, and standing up for myself and telling him no, guess what? He finally went away. I just stopped, I did not fall for him and his manipulation any longer.
With all of this said, I just have to always be ready to say no, to this person, no matter what.
So please add to this thread, your positive quotes...
Post by sunflwrs4evr on Dec 23, 2012 8:00:04 GMT -8
Thanks Loving My Life for sharing this positive quote. I think of those distorted thoughts as well when I am feeling lonely. I have to stand up to him and my addict thinking brain. Thank my hp that I can most times tell the difference.
I found this positive quote yesterday,
"Being with No one is better than being with the wrong one. Sometimes those who fly solo have the strongest wings". Sun
Thanks so much again for starting this thread, I will look forward to adding to it.
Post by sunflwrs4evr on Dec 23, 2012 16:35:07 GMT -8
I got this one from the boards, it has given me the push to move on to heal and grow.
"The first step to living the life I want is Leaving the life I don't want. Taking the first step forward is always the hardest. But then each step forward gets easier and easier. And each step forward gets me closer and closer until eventually What had once been invisible starts to be visible. And what had once felt impossible starts to feel possible".
I heard these in Al-anon " True humility gives God the credit for each and every success". " If God brought you two it, God will get you through it". " What's right not who's right"
Post by Jacarandagirl on Dec 24, 2012 13:54:16 GMT -8
Wow- I love this thread! Thanks for those quotes, they are amazing. It's all so true. Isn't it great that we are here in the world, getting to learn this stuff, with all the gifts we have, like sight, hands, computers, minds, food, sunshine, rain, animals, clean air.
Yes, we have to do something different to have a new life. Absolutely. God it's uncomfortable at times. Feeling my feelings. Thanks everyone here and thanks to 12 step groups.
"You deserve better than something that may be comfortable for you but you already know doesn't work and that you'll be complaining about soon enough and hoping that something or someone else will do what you can't even do for yourself. You deserve better - you deserve change".
Excerpt from www.baggagereclaim.com