In this life, in this stage of wanting recovery, or of being in recovery, what gives you hope?
Perhaps it's a large goal, like wanting to have a child one day.
Perhaps it's a smaller idea, like being able to truly be yourself around a particular friend.
Hell, it could even be a soothing cup of tea late at night, when you're snuggling into your sofa, reveling in the time to yourself at the end of a long day and feel at peace.
Today, I'm not talking about plans you have to make or concepts you need to manage in order to keep going. I'm talking about hope. Pure, simple, unique-to-everyone hope.
What gives you hope? For the future? For each day as it stands alone?
Figure out what gives you hope. And if you can't think of something, you're not trying hard enough.
You may not have a support system. Your family maybe hurting your recovery rather than helping it. You may have been abused or bullied or treated unfairly. You may feel completely alone. You may be sick. You may be tired. You may be busy beyond belief.
But there is always hope. It's up to you to find it. I promise you, no matter how bleak things seem, the hope is there. It may be a tiny sliver barley showing itself... but it is there. And if you don't find it and hold it close, you're only keeping yourself in the dark.
Move towards the light, people! Grab the hope.