The Miracle Morning, Courtesy of Hal Elrod

When I was first introduced to Hal Elrod’s book The Miracle Morning last November by one of my wife’s friend’s boyfriend (whom I am now very pleased to call my friend), I was skeptical at best. I’ve had a difficult few months, however, and I’ve been drinking heavily which has also probably affected my medications…so yeah – pretty much not great all around. I started trying to sober up about two weeks ago with little success and became almost desperate to find my way out of the hole I had created. I bought the Miracle Morning book, read it pretty quickly and thought that it might not be a terrible thing to try. So this morning I did!

I meditated, wrote in my journal, exercised, prayed and I will spend my time in the shower verbally telling affirmations to myself. Because, the truth is, I can do it. I can do anything that I set my mind to. Yesterday my brother called me and relatively forcibly told me that I need to continue my path as a plumber. He said that I need to finally start a career, I haven’t really done anything yet despite the fact that I’m almost thirty-three, etc. Well, I have extenuating circumstances between having mental illness and addiction issues. That doesn’t mean I need to limit myself to a career that, frankly, I’m not terribly interested in.

Anyway, I started making my mornings a Miracle today and I will do my best to do so tomorrow. This is also my second day of sobriety. It’s supposed to take somewhere along the lines of an hour and when I start working at Amazon next Monday I’ll need to trim my current time down. It was a good start, however, and I look forward to the rest of my day. I’m going to go to my church for coffee at ten o’clock and then clean the apartment – which I really don’t want to do but I need to learn how to do those things which I don’t want to do.

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