What Is Recovery

Rebuilding our lives,

Restoring Ourselves,

Picking up the pieces,

Healing the past wounds,

Regaining our hope,

Obtaining self-respect,

Mending broken spirits,

Making amends for the spirits we’ve broken,

Reclaiming our right to be,

Releasing what doesn’t belong to us,

Raising up what does without fear,

Repossessing our minds and our hearts,

Repairing broken thoughts and faulty behaviors,

Replacing them with thoughts and acts of love,

Renewing our faith, our minds and our bodies,

Reviving life within and around us,

Realizing that there is good within us,

Growing in our ability to feel and express that good,

Renovating our broken dreams and broken hearts,

Increasing our ability to own our light,

Reaching out to lovingly share that light with others

                                                         Donna Newman