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Discussion in 'Sobriety Tips and Inspiration' started by Lizzy19ph, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Lizzy19ph

    Lizzy19ph Member

    I believe we were all born in this world with a definite purpose and nothing happens merely by accident. When I was still a child, I really loved to write and I told myself that yes someday, I will become an author! And my dream came true! There were various hurdles along the way and I also had a battle with my own personal demons. I was once addicted to alcohol and it became a barrier for me at some point in my life to achieve my goals but I didn't quit. I told myself I want to leave a lasting legacy to the world and share my talents, not waste my time being a slave to my addiction. And I did it! I quit being tied up to my addiction and now I am the one inspiring people to get up once again after a fall. My brother is also a patient and is undergoing rehabilitation and I wanted to share our stories to the world. As a writer, I know my mission is to inspire, to heal, and to awaken others through my words and that's why I decided to be a member of this forum- to be able to inspire and heal others after I have healed myself. I hope to give inspiration to you, people.
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  2. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Community Champion

    I am glad that you have now finally overcame all your addictions. And it's great to know that you have already achieved your dream in life which was to become a writer. That's fantastic! :) Congratulations on your success and I hope you would be able to inspire more and more people around the world with your work.
  3. pstrong1969

    pstrong1969 Community Champion

    No matter how long i have been clean of alcohol and drugs im still an addict. I can never forget that. Ill never again be able to drink like a normal person.
  4. hoverman

    hoverman Active Contributor

    I think that's something really poignant to post pstrong1969 - and it's inspiring to see that self-reflection. I guess you are right when it comes down to it, but not being able to drink "like a normal person" is not a bad thing. You've fought for your freedom, step by little step, and the 'normal' people who haven't struggled like you have, essentially have no idea how much it means to have that.

    Mate, hats off to you, and Lizzy19ph, and you should wear that clean badge proudly.
  5. kassie1234

    kassie1234 Community Champion

    I think that concept of inspiring others is a great one. Sometimes we don't even know that others are inspired by us - so I think it's always important to remember someone could be looking up to you. Try and live your life the best way you can.
  6. pstrong1969

    pstrong1969 Community Champion

    I get up every day and thank God he allowed me to wake up. My philosophy is we should try and lift each other up in spirit as well as being a positive example. I didn't realize people watch me as much as I watch them.. God delivered me from a spirit of anger. Truly Grateful for that.v
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  7. deewanna

    deewanna Senior Contributor

    It's always great to know that one more person has overcome an addiction. I'm also very happy that you have been able to achieve your dreams. Not everyone can boast of achieving their goals. So, kudos to you.
  8. Lizzy19ph

    Lizzy19ph Member

    Many thanks for all your positive responses, dear fellow members! So, let's start healing ourselves in order to heal others as well. I look forward to posting uplifting and positive threads in the forum and hope to inspire people and help in their road to recovery. :)
  9. pstrong1969

    pstrong1969 Community Champion

    As long as I place aGod 1st in my life, life is good. He has to come 1st. I try very very hard not hurt others feelings. That means alot to me. I wear my feelings on my sleeves. So yes I'm sensitive. Even though u might not be able tell by my physical looks. Treat people how u want to be treated.
  10. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    Yes, I agree that we were all born with a purpose and nothing happens merely by accident. Even our problems have a purpose in our life. Good for you that you were able to kick your bad habit. I hope you will continue to walk the good path for the rest of your life.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015
  11. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    While I'm not entirely convinced that we are born with a set purpose in life, I definitely agree that we are charge if our own destiny, and its down to us to make a better life for ourselves and the people around us.
  12. tinception

    tinception Member

    I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. We are who are now because of the things that happened to us - both good and bad. Our experiences have shaped us into the people we are today. I'm glad to know that you're using your story as an inspiration to others. Not many of us are blessed to find purpose in this world especially with sharing a part of ourselves to strangers. I hope that in my own little ways, I too could also make a difference in someone's life. I wish all of you a meaningful life. Thanks for sharing.
  13. pstrong1969

    pstrong1969 Community Champion

    Great minds think alike. Everybody is born with some sort of God given purpose. Our conduct and behavior is what brings about our Destiny. Kinda that Bible verse you reap what you sow. At this moment im trying to change my Destiny. Life is hard. But can be very rewarding.
  14. Mzpeaceful1

    Mzpeaceful1 Active Contributor

    I believe it is really important to be able to give back and share a story of hope out of something tragic. There is a purpose for each and every one of us. I am a writer and I have quite a large twitter following as I get closer to my book project coming to fruition.

    But the past two years of my life, I almost didn't survive, but I did and I felt the need to share that story in the hopes that it would inspire others not to give in or give up and to know that no matter how bad it gets and let me tell you, it can get BAD, that there is always a way out.

    I want to share a story of joy, healing, tenacity, strength, faith and hope. These are attributes we all carry within us if we dig deep enough and just don't give up. Peace! :)
  15. Rosyrain

    Rosyrain Community Champion

    Joy comes from even the smallest of places if your heart is in the right place. I have a friend who is really struggling financially at the moment and I ended up giving her daughter some of my daughter's old clothes that did not fit her any longer. The look on my friends daughter was priceless and she really appreciated the new clothes. Doing things when you are sober to help others is a great gift.
  16. Whiskers

    Whiskers Active Contributor

    Through life struggles many have found their purpose in life. When struggling with something you want to get out of it and promise you will make a better life if you do. It is thus easy to do just that after succeding to get over an addiction. I am glad you found yourself after the addiction to alcohol.
  17. harold

    harold Community Champion

    Thanks Lizzy for your inspiring story! I am glad that you are living your dream--the dream of a writer. I respect you for that. It is not easy to attain your dreams when it comes to the writing world. The writing world is a deep ocean where survival of the fittest, and the most patient is the order of the day. I do not want to minimize the role of favor here. I am equally a writer. Although I have not yet reached my desired heights, I believe that I am getting there. I also want to thank you for standing strong and defeating your addiction. People will like to know that there are successful people out there who have won addiction battles. I believe that your brother will do the same and I wish him well!. All the same, thanks for sharing your story. I am glad and inspired, and believe that many people will equally be inspired by your story. I wish you the best in your career and future endeavors!
  18. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    Inspire or entertain is the writer. Healing others. Yes that is a good thing. I've healed a few. What is somewhat silly is when someone realized you've been a healing portion of their life, but they seek to destroy that. They invite pain for themselves.
    Especially people who seek revenge. You know they think this is right and that they just want battle. If they can't get attention they want chaos and discord. Can't get love so they create hate. Shame, isn't it? They are full of so much shame that they make a shameful mess out of themselves. I guess if operating this way makes some people feel some sort of satisfaction for another's supposed wrong doing. It might work for awhile, but eventually it catches up with you. It will turn on you. Your revenge on another becomes revenge on yourself. This type of energy will always turn back to the source. These kind are never truly healed until they understand and see how this really works.
  19. pstrong1969

    pstrong1969 Community Champion

    Some people really dont want healing or happiness. They want chaos and confusion. It doesnt make sense to most people; does it? I believe in the way i was raised that in a way Im one of those people. On some sub-conscious level thats what i need to feel normal. Thats a perversion of true peace. Part of me knows this to be wrong but needs it anyway. What do i do? My normal isnt your Normal. I dont think there are any easy answers. So i search for the way to cope with my life and live in my own skin. I feel good right now but that can change. Self-Sabatoge is around the corner. So any feedback? Interesting topic.
  20. Rosyrain

    Rosyrain Community Champion

    The concept of healing others is a great one because you can help people based on your own problems and experience. People who have been through a situation like drug and alcohol abuse are more equipped to help others through it because they have been there and done that. Take an unpleasant part of your past and use it to help others going through their darkest moment in life.