Monthly Archives: September 2013

Morning Coffee

coffeeI was in a group a week ago when one of the regular participants, a 30 something year old woman, shared with us a recent experience.  She began her story with a quick recap of the how well she was doing maintaining her recovery while also working on creating a healthy self-esteem.  She said she and “her man” were now renting a room from an older widowed woman.  This woman in our group told us about how for the first time in a very long time she was able to start her mornings by getting up earlier than “her man”  so she could sit in the front room quietly drinking a cup of coffee with her landlady.    For a few minutes as she shared this part of her story she looked out the large bay windows in our meeting room talking softly with a look of what I can only describe as pure contentment.  Continue reading