In Affirmations for Adult Children Author Rokelle Lerner writes:
"Today I will surround myself with people who value my own worth as well as their own. Even though others might not express their appreciations, still I know that the world was created for my sake too. What more personal assurance of my own belonging to the universe can I find than the fact that a divine power has placed me here and arrayed all the bounty and the beauty of the world here before me.
I feel appreciated today, not just for what I do, but for who I am. I acknowledge my abilities and talents, as well as the special essence that is me.
Today I leave behind the competitive "you" or "me" from the past. Each of us has a special place in the universe. Knowing this, I can appreciate my friends and colleagues for all that they do and all that they are. Another person's success or achievement does not diminish my own.
This day I am part of the wonderful exchange of appreciation that makes each person feel needed, wanted and important."
It really is true that in the end the race is only with ourselves and its totally useless to compare ourselves with any one else. Every person heals at a different rate and though the pain is similar the individual ways we are wounded are just as unique. Our progress through recovery really can only be measured by how we feel day to day and perhaps by the company we begin to attract and surround ourselves with, such as healthier functioning people, like the people we meet in our ACA fellowships, our sponsors/counselors or in blogging communities and forums.
The bottom line is no matter where we are in our recovery, whether progress is fast or slow we are still moving forward.
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