“When we talk about our recovery, we should also speak of the two H’s, essential for promoting emotional wellness and greater happiness. One is hope, and the other is help. It doesn’t matter what order they come in. We just need to know that hope can lead to help, and that help can lead to hope. And together they can bring us the desired outcome.”
There were times early in my sobriety when it felt like I was barely holding onto my sanity and I wasn’t sure what to do. I was never very good at facing emotional pain or figuring out why I had it. But thankfully I did hold on.
I needed help from others with these struggles. And it was hard for me to believe in more than just this world on some days. But the result was worth the effort.
I learned that part of becoming a stronger person is to never be afraid to ask for help. And I eventually saw that it was better to try to believe in something than it was to believe in nothing. I also found an inner strength that I didn’t know I had, and peace of mind that I didn’t think possible.
Today I know everything’s going to be all right, even when it’s not. Because I know that I can be all right even when I’m not.
“It can be hard to admit we need help in life. And even harder to ask for it; some may think it makes them look weak. But every time I asked for help, my life got easier. And I actually grew stronger.”
“Self-confidence isn’t built by thinking we have all the answers in life. It’s built by admitting we don’t have all the answers, and not being afraid to ask for help in finding the ones we need.”