When do you suppose enough is enough?
- Is it when you realize that though you are given one phone call to make, you’ve got no one to call?
- Is it when you wake up in the afternoon with your head pounding and a sinking feeling in your stomach that, again, you have no idea how you got home or what you did the night before?
- Is it when you no longer are expected (or wanted) to show up at your family celebrations, holiday parties, and backyard BBQs?
- Is it when you swear you have lost a job (license, love, friend) for the last time and it won’t ever happen again?
Maybe you are not sure. Maybe you think you’re not that bad. Yet.
But here’s the thing. Life is so very, very short. Everyone is given just a brief time to be here and what you choose to do with that time each moment of each day makes all the difference in the world. Whether you realize it today or not, there are other people in your world watching you and wondering not only how you got to be so alone, so lost, so unaware of the world around you, but also what it’s going to take for you to want to live wholeheartedly and be the person you were always meant to be.
No little kid on your street ever dreams of growing up spending his days thinking only about the next drink or the next high. No child hopes that someday, when he is older, he’ll always find enough coins in the couch to buy one more beer. Whatever you dreamed as a child, whatever you imagined for yourself and your life is not completely gone. You know you don’t like the person you see in the mirror. You might not say it out loud, you might still be getting ready for tonight’s visit to the local watering hole (hoping you still have a tab there), but you know deep down inside, that it’s not fun anymore. That doing the same thing and expecting a different result is insane. You know that.
Here’s the great news. You can change. Blossom. Live.
There really is hope. And, though it may seem impossible to imagine right now, life truly does get so much better and more beautiful when you are drug and alcohol free. Vista Taos, a New Mexico alcohol rehab treatment center can help you actualize that.
There are millions of people who are now sober today, living lives full of love, joy, humbleness, and gratitude; they have traded in nights in a jail for evenings at home with their family. They’ve exchanged begging for pocket change for a weekly paycheck. They’ve given up afternoons wasted, sitting against the side of the local convenience store, for moments productively spent learning something new, helping someone else, and leaving things better than how they found them.
Why wait one more day to start living your life differently?
In no time at all, you will realize that there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you have always wanted. You’ll want more time to share with your parents, your kids, your friends, your loved ones. You’ll want to be more and do more. You’ll look back at this time in your life and shake your head in disbelief and wonder how you ever got that far gone and how you ever could think that, this time, it will be different.
You are here for a reason. Let today be the day you realize that.
What is it you are waiting for?