Monday, April 27, 2009

Hopeful rantings of a clean addict

Go ahead, make a wish!!! Aren't dandelions remarkable!! they have such amazing powers, you can create beautiful necklaces out of them, they carry powerful antioxidants and go great in health shakes, you can steep the leaves for a warm tea but the most amazing part about dandelions is the power to make a wish. I used to wait for a shooting star to make a wish, but in the springtime you don't have to wait at all. Wishes are so powerful because they are in essence hope. and hope is a powerful spiritual principle. in narcotics anonymous we spend a lot of time learning about spiritual principles and when I first arrived here i had no idea what a principle, let alone a spiritual principle was.
it is truly amazing where this journey of recovery has taken me when i look back to where i came from. and it is Hope that keeps this process of recovery alive and well in me and every addict walking this journey today. i know for a great deal of my adult life i had lost all hope. i believed there was nothing left good in my world and life was not worth living. i remember that time very vividly and i hold on to that memory because it is so easy for me to forget where i came from. i also hold on to that memory every time a newcomer walks into the rooms, be it a relapser or a first timer, i hold on to that precious moment when i received the gift of desperation and was ready, finally to ask for help. and every time someone walks in off the streets it fills me with a new hope, a wish that this program of recovery may be given to that member and the miracle work in their lives as it has mine.
as i watch my beautiful little girl make that innocent little wish as she blows the seeds from the dandelion i hold on to that moment it is a good one and i watch the seeds fly away to their destinies, to create more hope for more people in the world. so go ahead and make a wish!! blowing dandelions is like the program of recovery, we can only keep what we have by giving it away, and what a way to give!! may your days be filled with hope. today's thought;
"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but
rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."

-Scottish Proverb

7 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Great post...wise words from someone who is learning the ropes in life. Love that pictue...and yes, Even I still blow the dandelions to bits. ;0

Steve E. said...

I remember back in the "Dark Ages" it was a time of dandelion soup, dandelion salad, and I would have none of it. Grandma said I didn't know what was good?

Are Grandmas ALWAYS right?

Lou said...

I just love reading you, girl. You are HOPE personified!

kristi said...

Adorable!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Oh I love this...so sweet and amazing and I love the sentiment of making a wish, we all do it! Whether at a fountain or with a dandelion, it's what makes life worth it!

Love
G

Joe said...

I now feel guilty for digging out the dandelions from my lawn over the weekend.

There are always my neighbors to blow... ;-)

Great post!

LarryG said...

this is a wonderful post! i love it.
And that's a great new pic on your headline.
Thanks for stopping by with so many wonderful comments and encouraging words!
You Go CnC!