Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Heres to you...

I've recently become aquainted with quite a few (more than I'd like) recovering addicts. Im always so surprised at how people treat people like this. Everyone is always so proud of them for quitting and happy that they're finally on the right path. And while I am completely happy for them and greatful that they're no longer on the wrong path and a danger to themselves their loved ones and society as a whole. I feel like the people who NEVER went down the 'wrong' dont get enough praise. So here's to you.....
-to everyone who never started smoking cigarettes because you knew they were addictive, disgusting, and bad for you.
-to everyone who has chosen not to drink alcohol, and for those that have chosen thankyou for being responsible in your extra-curricular activities...YOU dont drive drunk, YOU dont get drunk when your home alone with your kids...
-to everyone who never tried marijuana because you knew it was a gateway drug and would probably lead to even worse things, or turn you into a lazy butt that mooched off everyone you knew.
-To everone who realizes that their life is made possible by the people who love them and think about decisions that would affect them before they choose to do something foolish

I am proud of every person who has been faced with adversity, had things not go their way, or had terrible things happen to them or done to them (which is everyone) and not chosen an easy or lazy way out.

Thankyou all

9 comments:

Ashley Comeau said...

Ditto! I was just thinking about this exact same thing a few days. Good post.

Family Cox said...

I heart you. This is such a great post. Thanks for making me smile all the time. I hope you have so much fun at Disneyland! You deserve it. Soak up lots of sun for me!

Haley said...

Thanks guys :)... and 'Family cox' Can I ask who you are?? :) haha

Nate and Felicia Thomson said...

Thanks so much! Here's to you too! Great post! Hope your having fun at Dsineyland! (I think that is Krysta)

Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how many times I have felt this way, but in much harsher and critical fervor! You have done a superb job at voicing your feelings in a direct but delicate way. So, in light of NOT turning this into a Dennis Miller type rant with my added thoughts, I just want to say what a great post this is honey! You have made me, as well as many others feel good, because you are right, credit
is deserved by those who haven't come back from the abyss, they chose to stay away from it. I love you! (Corey)

Collin & Breena said...

That was inspirational! Thanks for that! Your the best Haley! I was thinking about our volleyball days the other day and how much fun we had! I miss ya!

J and Heather said...

AMEN SISTA!!!!!

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Amanda Monk said...

Well I DESERVE a huge pat on my back and in all the years I now feel like you have given it to me:)