I wear a blue “Choose Well Live Well” bracelet to remind myself each and everyday to make healthy choices to live by, I lost it yesterday. I did not even notice it fell off until it was too late. Devastated – the bracelet was gone. I had picked up the bracelet for a $1 donation at the Center for Spiritual Living here in Boca while in my first year of recovery. I was attending an event by Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of “Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential” and also one of the many contributors to the best-seller, “The Secret”. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith’s message was very inspirational and motivating for me. It was encouraging me to live up to my potential, letting go of fear, doubt, the less-thans, worry etc. Teaching me how to be aware of my true-self; awakening the real me struggling to come out.
Choose Well Live Well
Well, I went to pick up my children after work and soon after discovered, in my daughter's file folder, the missing bracelet…I was amazed! I announced in an elated voice, “who found my bracelet?” The room was filled with kids running around and parents ushering them out to go home. No one heard me or even looked up. Then, my son Gavin came running over and said "Mommy, I found it in the mulch outside on the playground and I knew it was yours because you wear it everyday and you tell us to choose well and make healthy choices for ourselves."
I reached down and gave him the biggest hug and thanked him for finding it. My daughter, Abigail, jumped on my back and hugged me too!
While driving home I talked about the bracelet and what it meant to choose well to live well and they both said “We know that mommy, you always tell us that.”
Today I am blessed to be present in my children's lives and to be able to offer them a sober mommy. It means the world to me. Today I will continue to choose well to live well.
Life is good Sober!!!
Powerful Quotes by -Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith
“There’s enough for everyone. If you believe it, if you can see it, if you act from it, it will show up for you. That’s the truth”
“We are unlimited beings. We have no ceiling. The capabilities and the talents and the gifts and the power that is within every single individual that is on this planet, is unlimited”
“You can start with nothing. And out of nothing, and out of no way, a way will be made”
“We are here to change. We are here to grow, develop and unfold. We are progressive beings that have infinite capacity”Tags: 12Steps, faith, Fear, Higher Power, inspiration, Inspirational Thoughts, Inspiring, Recovery, The Secret, The Watershed, The Watershed Addiction Treatment, Watershed Lisa