You are not alone. You may be feeling down about your current situation, but you always have a choice to decide how to feel in the present moment.
Daily Reflections July 11
A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75
When it comes to my recovery, the tone of voice is everything. After all, there are two options: either I go on living in darkness and despair with alcoholism or joy will enter into me when humility becomes a desire rather than burden that burdens.
Remembering this brings about serenity; freedom from guilt for being honest with myself and those around me makes life worth living again–filled with peace just as radiant light shifts away the dark shadows lurking at every turn.
I experience a deep sense of peace and gratitude as I witness my Higher Power in all things.
Humility, which is truthfulness to myself and God by being humble, has become something that’s not only desirable but necessary for me.
As you can see from my experience, it is important to find a tone of voice that resonates with everyone. Whether this means using humor or being serious, finding the right combination for your message will make people feel more comfortable and willing to listen.
This leads them down an easier path in their recovery process–one where they are able to enjoy life again without feeling burdened by guilt or darkness.
What has been your experience?
Which tone have you found works best when communicating about addiction treatment options?
Let us know!