“When I think back on my growth. Both personal and spiritual. One of the biggest turning points in my life was being able to say thank you to a compliment because I believed it”
To my blog readers. I am doing well and I hope to start blogging again next month. I’ll explain in a new post. I can see when my blog traffic is down, and it is. But I hope to change that this year. Take care. Darryl S. Duke
“We should embrace the things that we’re good at and the goofy and dumb things we do. By doing so, we find balance in our lives. One that allows us to feel good about ourselves while remaining humble. We will become more self-confident and yet see the humor in what is called the human condition.”
” When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”
“When life gives you broken taco shells, make a taco salad”
“We can find happiness and self-confidence with alcohol. But we don’t get to keep them. Having those things takes work for some of us”
I haven’t been blogging much lately. There’s a few reasons for it, of which I hope to write about soon. But what I’ve written here isn’t one of them. This post, like many of my previous ones, is meant to help myself and others feel better about life when things aren’t going as well as we like.
Although it’s political. (Some say politics have no place in the helping profession, and my blog has mostly been about helping others.) I needed to write this today. For some reason, after seeing a past article from the Washington Post about Donald Trump, it struck me as something that does fit in with my beliefs and some of the things that I’ve written about in the past.
Recovery for many is about being a good person. Some of my past posts have been about that. And even though this one isn’t about recovery from alcohol and substance use disorders. It is about trying to recover from something that has negatively affected a lot of people in this country and, sadly, will continue to do so.
I’ll let what I wrote below explain. Forgive me if it doesn’t seem spiritual. (Something else my blog is supposed to be about.) But as I said. It’s to help me feel better. I hope it does the same for others.
“Why are so many people Trump hires corrupt, incompetent and immoral?”
I have a better question.
“Why would you continue to support this man?”
Seriously! This country is certainly no better off since he took office. As a matter of fact, it’s worse in some ways.
The growing economy would have continued without him and not be in jeopardy of failing now because of his ineptness. All the helpful and needed regulations put in place by Obama would still be there benefiting us. Our relationships with other countries are certainly worse. I believe we would be more united than divided without him in office. Hate wouldn’t be so rampant. And there wouldn’t be criminal and Russian investigations going on that are slowly showing signs that Trump is everything I always thought him to be. (A lying, vile, narcissistic, sleazebag.)
I know, I know. Hillary had email problems and a sordid past. But I never said she was a wonderful person. I just believed that she had the knowledge and strength to run a country.
I’m sure some division would have taken place, like when the Republicans fought everything Obama did. But she had the tenacity and leadership to get things done. No golfing and bragging about false accomplishments.
The truth is that it’s sad that it came down to these two individuals as choices to run the country. I’m hoping that whoever runs against Trump in 2020, (providing he’s still in office) appeals to the majority of people, as someone who has integrity, morals and a belief that government should work for all the people.
Hope has been instrumental in helping me get through difficult times in my sobriety. I’m thinking it will also help me now.
“Although I can feel fearful when something’s out of my control. I’ve learned I can control my fears and eventually overcome them. Prayer, people, hope, and self-talk are the tools I use. And they have never let me down.”