5 Quotes to Celebrate the Gift of Recovery

All month, B Here Today has showcased the funding progress of The Anonymous People, and the project hit its goal on Tuesday of this week.  Congrats to Greg Williams and all the folks backing the movie!

Of course, additional backing is most appreciated, I’m sure!  (Please see the sidebar or click here.)

In a few days, as the calendar turns to September, we’ll celebrate SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month 2012.  According to the SAMSHA website, “Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.”

Three years ago, I was one of 10,000 who proudly walked across the Brooklyn Bridge during the national rally for recovery.  What a thrill!

This year, I’ll be supporting my sweetie as she speaks at a recovery event in Houston called The Bridge 2012, Standing Together Where Spirituality and Recovery Meet.

We’ll also be gearing up to distribute the new You Are Not Alone media campaign from The Partnership at Drugfree.org.

September is shaping up to be a grand month of recovery.

Please celebrate with me (and again with HUGE props to Greg Williams and The Anonymous People project) with these quotes that support recovery.  Make it a great month!

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let the light in.” – Groucho Marx

“And before my Soul took me to task I was hard of hearing; I heard only tumult and uproar. But now I am all ears listening to the silence and its choirs singing the hymns of time, intoning the praises of the firmament, revealing the secrets of the invisible.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.” – Bill Wilson, cofounder Alcoholics Anonymous


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  1. Hi Beth,

    Great quotes! That is exciting about The Anonymous People. I’m looking forward to seeing the documentary. Happy to hear there are so many things planned for Recovery Month. It is a time to celebrate. Take care and have a great week!

  2. Galen Pearl says:

    These are great quotes–loved the Groucho Marx one!

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