Another amazing thing about people in recovery…. there is no need to compare. My race, my pace!!! And everyone in the room is there to cheer me on. Lifting me up when I need it. Giving support when I need to rest.
I’m just another clown on the bus. No better. No worse. Just busy running my race at my pace. And cheering on my friends who are busy running their race……at their pace. Lifting them up when they need it. Giving them support when they need to rest.
My goal is to continue to grow and be better than yesterday.
About a year and a half ago, someone I know pretty well started to go to a 12 step group for a couple of weeks. Knowing that I was attending a group as well. A few weeks after he started, he stopped going and said to me, I am not as bad as the other people in the room. I said that’s too bad, maybe you should try a different time and you may find people you connect better with. No he said, I’m fine. I don’t have a problem like they do.
Yeah you don’t have their problem, you have you own. I don’t say that, it’s not my place. He will figure it out, in his timing or he won’t. His race, his pace. Needless to say, we are not really friends any more. And that’s ok.
We are all just clowns on the bus. Once we figure out that we are no better or no worse and that we are all running our own races, even if some are running the wrong way or not running at all…. it makes life better because we stop comparing ourselves to others. We don’t think we are better or worse. We just are who we are.
Keep running your race and I’ll be there cheering you on. No matter the pace.
Work your program. BUT never work it alone. Have a sponsor, go to meetings, work the steps. Be around others in recovery.
Working side by side others in recovery is magical and powerful. Cheering them on. Lifting them up and being of support to them, makes me a better me and allows me to work a better program.
My journey to serenity continues…
Thanks Google Images for the pic of the clowns and the bus 🤡🚌💕