Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information > Special-Interest Groups > Women In Recovery
Forgot Password? Join Us!
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read Chat Room [4]


Welcome to the Sober Recovery Community

Already registered? Login above ---^
OR
To take advantage of all Posting, Chatting, Gaming, and all the features available at SoberRecovery, join the over 100,000 current members, and become a member of our supportive community today! Ads will no longer appear on the forums, once you register.



Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-07-2008, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
Looking For Myself...Sober
 
Aysha's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 10,181
Blog Entries: 26
The Gal In The Glass

The Gal In The Glass




When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you queen for a day
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself,
And see what THAT gal has to say.





For it isn't your husband or family or friend
Who judgment upon you must pass;
The gal whose verdict counts most in the end
Is the one staring back from the glass.





Some people may think you a straight-shootin' chum
And call you a person of place
But the gal in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look her straight in the face.





She's the gal to please, never mind all the rest
For she's with you clear up to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the gal in the glass is your friend.





You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the gal in the glass.





~unknown
__________________
Dont just count your days...Make your days count!


It may not get easier, But it will get better.
Aysha is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Aysha For This Useful Post:
Impurrfect (07-15-2010), loveon2legs (07-07-2010), MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010), SCRedhead (07-11-2010), Wilde10 (07-07-2010)
Old 10-08-2008, 01:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
IO Storm
 
IO Storm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 18,504
Blog Entries: 2
Wow! That is phenomenal Chiy..simply phenomenal.

Love it.
__________________
"God holds me still in the eye of the Storm"
IO Storm is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to IO Storm For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 10-08-2008, 01:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
bostonluv's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 1,734
Very true.................
__________________

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;

courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchill
bostonluv is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bostonluv For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 10-08-2008, 01:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Latte's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 2,158
As always, you know just when to post what I need.

Get outa my head.
__________________
I am so thankful for my sobriety

Dios me da la Sernidad
Para acceptar las cosas que no puedo cambiar
La fuerza para cambiar las que si puedo
y la Sabidura para reconocer la diferencia
Latte is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Latte For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 10-08-2008, 04:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
Gold Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: It's raining again!
Posts: 2,495
Great poem.
zoomer is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to zoomer For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 10-08-2008, 12:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Fairbanks
Posts: 4
That's a kick in the pants for the day, thanks, great, true poem
Couragetochange is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2008, 09:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
God's Kid
 
lizw's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,822
This is from AA literature. I was at a meeting recently when a guy was sharing about it. Dunno if it is international literature or orginated from a certain country. I.e. New Zealand

The guy (at the meeting the other night) was talking about how he hadn't seen the phamplet it is in for years and years.

I remember this because I got given the phamplet when I first started attending AA and it had quite a profound affect on me. I'd never even wondered what I thought of myself till then. I was always too busy blaming and complaining about everyone else making my life s**t.

It's great eh? Where'd you come across it?
__________________
I am into the business of living
lizw is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to lizw For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 10-08-2008, 09:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
6/20/08
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,467
Jeez....I started bawling when I read it!

Very nice. And true.
coffeenut is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to coffeenut For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 10-09-2008, 07:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 17
wow does that hit home...
PTSD0508 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PTSD0508 For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 10-11-2008, 07:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
bona fido dog-lover
 
least's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Posts: 42,633
Blog Entries: 31
I am so grateful that I am able to look in the mirror and not hate the person looking back at me!
__________________
I'd rather live in my car with my dogs than live in a castle without them.

Dogs may not be our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day. -Albert Camus

Find the good and praise it. - Alex Haley
least is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to least For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 10-11-2008, 10:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
Never settle.
 
gneiss's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Under immense pressure
Posts: 1,506
Thanks. That almost hurt to read, and I'm at work otherwise I would have been bawling. But wow... what a poem. I've known for a while now I don't like myself so much, for what I've done to myself and what I've done to my friends. That poem is a kick in the seat though, for sure.
gneiss is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gneiss For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 10-12-2008, 04:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Jomey's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hicktown, PA
Posts: 1,479
Quote:
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the gal in the glass.
WOW! CHIY! Thanks for sharing. That is EXACTLY what I needed to hear today. Thank you so much for sharing that.

Jomey
__________________
Farther along, we'll know all about it,
Farther along, we'll understand why.
Jomey is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jomey For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 10-18-2008, 11:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
Butterflywings's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 47
I love that gal in the glass.. It's so true. It wasn't long ago I didn't like what I saw in the mirror however, through lots of hard work and working the program to the best of my ability, I'm actually learning how to love myself and be happy with me when I look into the mirror.
Butterflywings is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Butterflywings For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 07-07-2010, 03:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
jmf7dd's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: albuquerque, new mexico
Posts: 64
Blog Entries: 2
I was 17

As a senior in high school I put this poem in my yearbook as a reminder to myself of the person I wanted to be. 20 years later when I came across my yearbook again I realized how much I needed that reminder. I find myself lost in a world where I feel the need to drink and I don't remember how I got here. I pray that the day comes when I no longer have the need to drink.
jmf7dd is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jmf7dd For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 07-07-2010, 06:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,238
I can finally look at that gal in the glass...and feel peaceful with what I see!!

Thanks for the great post!
loveon2legs is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to loveon2legs For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Old 07-07-2010, 01:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
jamdls's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 2,406
Blog Entries: 2
3 yrs ago this summer I tried to totally end the life of that gal in the glass-- I truly despised myself, it's been a long road but one I am so greatful to have traveled; I now really LIKE myself and when I see my reflection I just smile and say thank you.
__________________
~~~Judy~~~

"Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up"

"With God all things are possible"
jamdls is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jamdls For This Useful Post:
MaryAnn100 (07-08-2010)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:06 PM.


 
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers
 
Drug Rehab | Best Treatment Center | Detox Center | Residential Treatment Center
Cocaine/Crack Treatment | Alcohol Rehab | Heroin/Oxycontin Treatment Center | Crystal Meth Treatment | Marijuana Treatment | Methadone Treatment | Suboxone Treatment
 
Local Treatment Resources and Events
 
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | DC | Delaware
Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine
Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire
New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island
South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennesee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

© 2013 Internet Brands. | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Health Disclaimer
A proud member of the SoberRecovery® Network of Addiction and Recovery Websites