things to forget
is to not compare
other people's outsides.
Their success does not mean you are a failure.
Their beauty does not mean you are ugly.
Their charisma does not diminish you.
Their popularity does not mean you are unloved.
Their friendships do not mean you are an exile.
Their recovery does not mean you are diseased.
is not a comment upon yours
Every day sober
is another day closer to peace of mind and
a grateful, open heart.
You already have more Grace than you know.
This is true.
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