~~I'm not like anyone else. I don't need to follow anyone's lead. I'm all I will ever need to be. I'm just simply me. I'm just simply unique.~~ Unknown
It has taken me many years to learn to be my own hero. But now I am. I take good care of myself....I am my first priority because if I'm not well, I can't take care of anyone else.
It was only when I truly understood that I had to take the lead in my quit that I was able to do so. I couldn't look for the answers elsewhere. I educated myself, of course, with all the information found here. I asked questions, I listened, I read....but then I acted on my own. Finally :) I was my own hero and rescued myself from my addiction......and it was easier that way.
Sometimes we are too hard on ourselves, don't you think? We beat ourselves up and agonize over our mistakes. Its time that we learned to applaud ourselves as well. It's time that we acknowledge our strengths, our talents, our gifts. More than that, it's time that we understand we are responsible for our lives....all of it. We need to be our own heros rather than waiting for life to straighten out.
I wish I really could take your burdens off your shoulders for a little while. I wish I could bring some warmth and sunshine to your lives so you could relax just a bit and feel peace. But then I remember that you don't need me to do that for you.....you have it in you to do it for yourself. Life is waiting for you. Break down those barriers of "I can't" and feel the power of "I've got this!"
~~May my heart be kind, my mind fierce and my spirit brave.~~ Unknown
Merry Christmas to all my EX family and friends. May you feel the joy, the peace, and the love this season brings......Sheri