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Discussion in 'Sobriety Tips and Inspiration' started by angelicagapit, Jan 16, 2015.
There were only 5 people on his list. Since then, I've been more motivated then ever. He had no idea what he was doing when he said it, either...
I wish you and your son well. Stay motivated. I am not sure how old your son is but mine is in his early twenties. Sometimes, I wish I could protect him until eternity but it doesn't work quite like that. Sometimes they don't realise how they words affect us. I am glad your son's words affected you in a positive way resulting in your motivation and your "why".
Thank you! He is 11 now, but I also have a 19 yr old daughter. I know what you mean about wanting to protect them forever. My daughter is out on her own and not one day goes by that I do t worry about her. My son, though, thank goodness he's only 11. I still get to smother him for several more years!
I could say that it is because of my mother, or my brother, or any of my loved ones, or for any other reason, and it would be the truth to some extent. However, I know deep down, that the reason why I'm still here, and the reason why I'm trying my hardest to achieve something worth a damn with my life is because I owe it to my father. He passed away when I was young and all these years later, it's still hard as hell to live without him. Sometimes I can't accept the fact that I'll never see him again, talk to him again, hug him again. I guess staying and making something of myself is the only way for me to keep him alive.
That's a wonderful reason! I'm sorry he isn't around to see your accomplishments, but I'm sure he would be proud of how strong you are for being able to take the steps to clean yourself up
I'm so glad to hear it. Your other post was so sad, so I'm really happy to hear that things are looking up for you. Sometimes, even the little things can make a big difference.
My why is my relationship with God and knowing He has a purpose for me being here. Some days, I believe that purpose is taking care of my family, but I also wonder if there is something larger. Then, like recently occurred, something happens that shows me how much they need me, and I think that's a big thing in and of itself. If that's my purpose, I'm okay with that. It just means I need to take better care of me, so I can take good care of them.
My personal why for going on and living is because I do see myself becoming a father one day. I think that is the next goal for me after I have financially set myself up to be in a good place financially and personally.
My why is my family. My husband and daughter. I want to be the best I can be for them - especially for my daughter. I want to be a great role model for her and let her grow up with the confidence to be her own person and not get caught up in the sort of stuff that I did (in part due to a lack of confidence/belief in myself).
I think also I want to be a good person for the friends I have in my life. I used to have a lot of friends that truth be told sucked. They weren't real friends and just enabled me and encouraged addiction. These days I have a wonderful group of friends and I don't want to let down their trust and loyalty to me. So that's a big why as well.
Why is my family. Sometimes, and many, many years back, I was feeling life was unworthy to live, but knowing that my family needs me, I thought to find a motivation why to keep it up with life.
Why? Because everyday I have a new opportunity to pursue the life I want to live, I may not reach all my goals for a day, but I can keep trying for as long as I'm alive, sober and willing to improve, so it's not just my family who benefits having me alive, but myself too for the alcohol recovery opportunity I was given, when I could have died without wanting it.
That is a deep question. I think my "why" is simply because I want to be the best person I can be. I have lofty goals, so I want to achieve them within the span of my lifetime.
She's 11 years old as of two weeks ago. She's got beautiful wavy blonde hair and bright green eyes that smile when she is happy. She has an amazingly huge heart and more wisdom than a child should have. She's said things to me no kid would know to say and I fully believe it was God speaking to me through her as she has had a relationship with Him since she was a tiny thing. I've seen her do and say just miraculous things. She brings home excellent grades, is in gifted classes, involved in clubs, loves wholeheartedly and walks to the beat of a different drum. She mixes flowered shirts with striped skirts because it makes her feel bright and fun and puts flowers in her hair as she collects dirty rocks from outside like they are a precious gem. She has been writing songs and poetry since age 4. She loves Jesus, The Beatles and all animals. She wants to be a missionary and a veterinarian. She saved my life when I gave her life.
She's my daughter, she's my WHY.
My children fueled me and are my motivation. I get up everyday and stay clean and the best mommy I can be to give them a good example. They are my strength and my joy.
My everlasting "why" for my existence and "why" I am still here living my life journey is because of GOD our almighty father and the rest follows. I owed to Him my simple but happy life and for giving me a loving family and a blessed life. To Him all the wonderful things and adversities that I had gone through I know He is the one who lifts me up and gives me the strength and courage to face life the way it should be and to say to myself that "I can do it!"...That is "why" He is the great father of my life.
Simply stated and true. I look at each day as a way to improve my life, get on the right path, and provide for those who depend on me. Life is a journey that has lots of paths that can be traveled at the same time but you have to walk the journey that fits your goals in life. This is can be hard to figure out but live for yourself first so you can benefit many.