Monday, May 12, 2008

Quick fix?

My solution used to come in a bottle.
Wine became my constant companion.
I thought it was the answer to all my problems.

While initially it did work, drinking slowly became my master.
It is that point when "what used to turn me on,
turned on me".

The picture reminds me of the "quick-fix" society
we live in today.
Most folks are in a hurry in all areas of their lives.
Whether it's weight loss, driving or substance abuse,
the mentality is the same.

Today I have learned to slow down.
Rushing recovery was always prevalent for me.
Looking back, I realize I can't be 5 years sober,
in 1 or 2 years.

Wow , what a concept!
Making the comparison of walking far into the woods,
and traveling the same distance out.

Slowing down also allows me to enjoy what life
has to offer.
No need to be in a hurry to go anywhere.

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Shadow said...

instant gratification. that's what i call it. and we are all a product of that because of today's society. sadly.

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Kathy Lynne said...

I love that, can't have 5 years of sobriety in 1 or 2 years. Esp. when you admire these people you meet, want what they have, and in my alcoholic tendencies want MORE! Exactly, I am where I am, when I am, who I am and I will get there how I get there.