All it takes is a little light to find your way out of the dark…….
When dealing with adversity and struggles, sometimes all we need is light to find our way out of the darkness. Ever wonder why people who are fighting against something want to crawl into bed and pull the cover over their heads? There is nothing under the covers except darkness….. no matter how insurmountable it may seem, with a little light you can always find your way out. Use the light to find your resources, your tools, your way……be grateful for the light and keep striving, you will find your way out. who knows, you might even find the stairs to lead you where you need to go…….. To live with or understand addiction is to give one a glimpse inside of a very private world. Most families hide addiction for as long as they possibly can. They make excuses for the addict, they cover up their mistakes, they overcompensate for their absences, while they privately crumble from within. They smile to the neighbors and cry into their pillows, they rage against the addict or conversely become caretakers. However they handle it they keep their struggles privately until they can no longer hide behind the façade. Until the actions of the addict encroach in one way or another on the boundaries of civility and decency and then and usually only then do they expose the pain.I urge you families, loved ones, those suffering…step into the light. Only there will you find what you need.