Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On a Day Like Today

On a day like today, I feel F.I.N.E.

I feel anxious and sad. 
I feel nervous and scared. 
I feel excited and tentative. 
I feel hope. 
I feel gratitude. 

On a day like today I feel bitter and resentful. 
I feel angry. 
I feel lost. 
I feel overwhelmed. 

But the very best part of all that emotion is that I FEEL.  On a day like today I FEEL.  And it's all going to be OK. 

It's all going to work out in the end, if it hasn't all worked out, it isn't the end. 

I needed to write this little reminder today.  I needed to share it with people who understand.  Just because I feel all these awful and wonderful emotions doesn't mean everything sucks.  It doesn't.  We are a wide range of emotion.  We can feel so very sad and yet so hopeful at the same time. 

To FEEL is the greatest gift sobriety has given me.  And for that, it all goes back to gratitude.  Gratitude keeps me sober another day.  One day at a time. 


  1. Love it. I had feelings explode on my blog yesterday. Emotional vomit all over the place. It was a good start to a admitting there's a problem.

    Yes, you're FINE, and yes, we all love you. We, meaning me, the people I imagine in my head, and those other thousands of people out there too.


  2. Lots of love, Katy. Feeling things, even bad things is a part of the human experience, and we are so blessed to be able to participate in it. Even on days like this. Maybe even especially on days like this. *HUGS*

  3. It is hard to admit when we're anything but fine . . . but I am for one am getting better at it. Sort of. I think. Love today's blog.

  4. I needed this today. I'm usually able to keep my head on - but today I was a mess. I could've thrown up poison today. I guess I hold it in so much of the time that when it finally bubbles over - it causes an explosion. I am so grateful for friends - all of them - via computer or whatever. I feel like it's a river of strength and courage when I need it. xo

  5. Oh, dear lord, do I feel you today.

  6. I need this today, too. I'll work on accepting my emotions just because emotions teach.

  7. We all have days like this.

    Today, I am overwhelmed.

    There is too much of the too much.

  8. I'm working 4 right now.... talk about "feelings" overload!! So thanks... for reassuring me that it's going to be alright.... that the feelings won't kill me.... even if if FEELS like it. lol


  9. Cathartic. I feel like we should all print this out and stick a pin to place it on the bulletin board near our computer or wherever we sit the most.