Recovery Inspiration

The Velveteen Rabbit

  By: WC

As a child I read the book The Velveteen Rabbit. It was beautiful!!! Tonights quote comes from the pages of that book.  

Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'

'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit. 

'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.' 

'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?' 

'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.

Margery WilliamsThe Velveteen Rabbit

The love I feel in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous is amazing!!! People accept me as I am. I don't have to be anything I'm not. & I can come in is broken as is humanly possible and they love me anyway. As a matter of fact the more broken I am the better. They teach me to be real, like the story above talks about. I truly believe that we are amazing individuals! Beautifully and wonderfully made!!! I'll close with this. 

"Those that care don't matter and those that matter don't care."

Dr Seuss    

                      Until next time.

                             W.C.    šŸ˜‰