But in recovery, the next best thing actually means something entirely different
There are so many times in our addiction that we get stuck in a rut. Whether it be acting out, stinkin' thinkin', denial, or any other form of addictive behavior. It can feel so hopeless, like we can't get anything right or ever change.
We might think; 'I have to start somewhere', yet have no idea where 'somewhere' actually is.
The thing is, 'the next best thing' is where we start.
It occurred to me the other day...
I was having a pretty blah day and didn't feel like the greatest human being.
My house was a mess.
I'd been impatient and snappy with my children.
I didn't get much work done, and I felt pretty low.
But as I lay in bed at the end of the day, I looked to my left and saw my scriptures. And I thought; 'the next decision I make is how I start. I just have to choose the next best thing that I can do for myself.'
It really is that simple.