30 Days of Recovery

WolfAn elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life…

He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil—he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego. The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.”

They thought about it for a minute, and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win, Grandfather?”

The Elder simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Addiction is my black wolf, and he fights every single day to bring me back down into evil, fear, and anger. Sometimes I give in and think I am not strong enough to live a life of recovery, but as soon as I feed my white wolf full of peace, love, and hope he will quickly start to take over and win that day. I will always vow to fight this fight everyday, because my worst day sober, is 100 times better than my best day high.