Fight, and Fight Again!

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. ~ Margaret Thatcher

We walk into the rooms of Recovery
and many of us become inspired instantly.
We may get abstinence that first day,
understanding little of it. We call that
pink cloud Recovery. That’s all well and good,
but easy come, often easy go! Pink clouding,
or pink cloud syndrome,
describes a stage of early addiction recovery
involving feelings of euphoria and elation.
When you’re in this phase,
you feel confident and excited about recovery.
Coming out of this phase
can sometimes have a negative impact
on your recovery.
Pink Cloud Recovery evidences
feelings of euphoria and extreme joy,
a calm or peaceful mind,
confidence you can keep it, and
a tendency to overlook the hard work
necessary to maintain sobriety.
It’s not likely to hold through the hard work
ahead, but it’s not to be disdained!
Understand that life kicks in
with all the problems involved.
But once you’ve felt it, you understand better
the possibilities and the glory waiting for you as you
do the work and claim the reward.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
But oh, how it’s worth it!