Today is a big day for me!
1 year sobriety✨
This means a lot to me because 1 yr ago I didn’t know what my future would look like without alcohol.
When I gave it up completely, my mind & body went into panic. How would I survive without wine for the rest of my life?
I learned that I was so dependent on alcohol. I relied on it to cope with stress. I didn’t know how to cope with stress in healthy ways like exercising, prayer, yoga, running, meditating, reading a book, taking baths or talking to someone I could trust about my anxious thoughts, fears or concerns.
I didn’t know how to have fun at social events without a glass of wine in my hand. I thought I was more fun if I drank.
I worried about people not liking me anymore if I didn’t drink. I looked up at billboards & commercials they bombarded me with ads how alcohol was so fun . But they don’t talk about how alcohol ruins families and causes many deaths in the U.S.
People ask me “Reyna, I didn’t know you had a problem with alcohol, why did you stop drinking?” The truth is I stopped drinking bc alcohol ruined my life in so many ways. I was sick & tired of it controlling my life.
People around me drank to much and acted out in ways that were not safe and kind.
I saw loved ones in pain due to their loved ones drinking excessively.
I grew up hurt bc of it & started repeating the behavior & hurt people too bc I too abused alcohol.
I hurt my mind & body for putting alcohol in my system for so many years. Have you ever looked at the brain of someone that doesn’t drink and someone that does? It’s crazy! God has blessed me with this body to fulfill His plan here on Earth. I must treated it right & nourish it well. My body thanks me for letting go of those toxins. It also thanked me for getting my life healthy in so many ways. I now have boundaries for myself, what I will allow and not allow in my life.
Alcohol is no longer allowed to control me. It has no place in my mind, body or soul.
This is 1 of my biggest accomplishments. It’s a one day at a time process.
I celebrate myself today! It was not easy but so worth it!
Own your healing.
Stop blaming others for why you are the way you are. Yes they may have been the cause of your pain but they are not the cause why your stuck in it , depressed, unfulfilled, angry, bitter, or anxious. You are responsible for your emotions and your reactions.
Stop blaming others for your depression, your anxiety, your anger, or your tension. You have a choice to release the burdens daily. You have a choice to stop letting them treat you like a doormat.
Take responsibility, own your healing.
It’s your life not theirs.
It’s your freedom not theirs.
It’s your healing that births purpose.
Take heart own your story.
Your on your way to freedom. Keep digging out the weeds that no longer serve you.
Your abundant life is sprouting! See God is doing a new thing!!
It’s your healing that will set you free.
It’s your healing that God will use to set others free.
Surrender your pain to the only one that truly heals- Jesus!
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14 NIV
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Which one are you?
In all honesty I have been both at some point in my life.
Today I am thankful because I continue to work on my healing. I have forgiven myself for the hurt I have caused others. Now I’m working on healing the hurt that was caused to me by others.
You can’t heal a wound by saying it’s not there!Jeremiah 6:14
Hurt people walk in denial not wanting to face their hurt, addiction, or trauma.
Hurt people think time will heal all wounds. So they stay stuck in the grief, and allow it to isolate them.
Hurt people become defensive, self -protective and lash out at others.
Hurt people inflict their hurt and pain on other people.
Hurt people envy others that are living an abundant life.
Hurt people suffer deeply within themselves & their suffering spills over.
Hurt people don’t need punishment they need help.
Hurt people need the same grace and forgiveness that was extended to you.
Hurt people need boundaries set in order for them not to continue hurting you.
Hurt people have a choice to admit there faults so that they won’t continue to pass on the pain pattern that is passed on- generations after generations.
Now let’s talk about healed people.
Healed people, heal people.
Healed people admit their hurts, hang-ups and habits .
Healed people turn their pain over to God daily.
Healed people walk in grace.
Healed people stop trying to control people and circumstances.
Healed people make amends.
Healed people aim to be better than yesterday.
Healed people make time for prayer, self inventory and meditation.
Healed people set boundaries in order to guard their heart.
Healed people walk in freedom knowing whose they are.@reynamorrisco
Healed people no longer wear a mask of denial.
Healed people don’t surpress their feelings they face them & rise.
Healed people stop accusing others for their pain.
Healed people take responsibility for their mistakes.
Healed people trust again.
Healed people recognize hurt people.
Healed people ask for help by someone they trust, a sponsor or accountability partner.
Healed people take responsibility for their own healing.
Healed people get healed and then go and help others.