In recent months, I have had to really focus on what it is that I do for a living. It took a bit of time for me sit down and actually put into words what I do exactly and here is what I came up with:
Elizabeth Chance is an advocate and coach for individuals suffering from the disease of addiction.
My true belief is that there is no wrong or right way to treat an addict, however, you can always treat them with love. Fortunately, or unfortunately, people that have this disease are sometimes not very lovable. Especially when they are in the end stages and about to hit rock bottom. In fact, people in this stage are sometimes impossible to reach. Is it sad? Yes, but it is the person’s journey and no one walking on this planet is God! (At least that I know of, there are a lot of imposters)
You may call me naïve, but I believe that all people are basically good and the each person wants to see their loved ones happy and healthy. When faced with a loved one in trouble, the way to help that person is to love and remove our judgment. This is particularly hard when you are right in the middle of the storm. Having someone there to help you navigate and give you a different vantage point is very helpful in this situation. For me to be able to really give my opinion on my own life, I need to take a step back, look at the facts and not run on only my emotion.
During Easter, take sometime to really reflect on what is going on in your life. Is there anything that you can change? If so, do you want to change? Or, are comfortable with the way things are? Whatever the answer is, always remember that life did not come with a manual and we are all doing our best one-day at a time!