71. At My Own Pace
"One final piece of advice," I said to Norman. "Don't let helpers become a burden. Look, people want you and your son to get better. They want to help. Their hearts are in the right place, but they may get frustrated if you don't get better as fast as they'd like. Don't take it personally. Accept help, do what you can to help yourself, and don't pretend to feel better than you do for their sake. Recover, grow, soar at your own pace."
Today I will accept help,
do what I can to help myself,
and recover, grow, and soar at my own pace.
Sober Not Somber (c) 2015, 2016 by Ken Montrose