Recovery is Life

by Lea Wetzel, Drop-in Center Coordinator

Septemeber 13, 2022

Recovery is the beginning of positive change and evolving into the spirit and human being an individual was meant to be. It’s the bond and balance of body, mind, and soul. It is the discovery of who Creator really made an individual to be.

Recovery has been the lifestyle, workforce, and individual I represent. It is acceptance of who I am as a woman in recovery. It has shown me what I am to be, and how I am supposed show up in spaces of all areas I am in. Recovery is why I can be who I am as a woman, a mom, a leader, a voice, and an individual who is okay with making mistakes. It has taught me how to navigate through mistakes and where and why I need to be who Creator made me to be, flaws and all.

Recovery is the love for myself, my family, my community, and all cross-cultural nationalities. It is humanizing my interactions and being able to use the gifts I was given from Creator and showing my love for Creator thorough the actions of cultural humility.
Recovery is the life I chose and continue to choose today, no matter the storm, the rainbow after the storm, and it is being able to dance in the storm and embracing the need for voice and positive change. It is being able to show humility when times are tough and setting an example for others to come to be the next generations of leaders to come.

Recovery is not always the easiest life to live. We still feel all the hurt, pain, and prosperity that life gives, here on Earth; but it’s all about how we continue on the path of this Red Road, called recovery. It’s being teachable, respectable, and it’s honoring another’s journey by equal balance and humanness we can offer one another. It’s bringing another up and not down, and it can be our gift back to Creator.

Our gift is life and choosing to live in recovery and being an individual that stands for hope, mindfulness, compassion, and respect to make the best out of our life, and our gift back to Creator. Recovery is the life that gifts us the knowledge we need to endure the ups and downs of life. Recovery is possible and EVERYONE can succeed. If you can dream a dream in recovery, it can be the life Creator meant for you to have in recovery.


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