Finding Happiness When We’re Sad

I got my yearbook out the other day, and as I was looking at the pictures of my former classmates, some of who are gone now, I began to feel sad. Besides the nostalgia I felt,  my little trip down memory lane made me realize even more how precious time is.

As some of you know, after high school was over I spent a lot of time drinking and wasting precious moments of my life. But the good news is that I’ve been sober for close to fourteen years now, and over that time, I learned how to make each day the best I can.

Time has gone by quickly since high school. And although I wasted a lot of years drinking, I made up for it in the years I’ve been sober. I used that time to find greater happiness in life and help others realize two important things.  That they too can be happy without a drug and enjoy the time they have here, even when they’re sad.

2 thoughts on “Finding Happiness When We’re Sad”

  1. Darryl,
    You give me hope that one day I will be happy also, despite the things that have happened to me in the past and the struggles I face now. Thanks for that! I love you!

  2. You’re welcome Kara. Struggles can be just that, a struggle, or we can look at them as a way to grow. I’m not saying we need struggles all the time, and I promise you will have less as time goes on, but for now look at the things that have happened to you and any struggles you have as things that will make you stronger. Love you too.


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