Friday, April 30, 2010

Quotes of Hope

The following quotes were written by previous patients to explain their experience with Hemet Valley Recovery Center....  Enjoy!!

Thank you for giving me life!!! I would say for giving me life back, but I never had life this good before, so I feel that you guys gave me life... Thank you from the bottom of my wife and daughters also say thank you... I have a choice today and I choose life...
With Love,

HVRC has been a blessing to me.  You are given a set of physical, mental, and spiritual tools here, but it is up to you to be willing to surrender first so you can receive them and then put them to use in your own recovery.
May God Bless you and keep you until then.
Vince S.

Overall, I'm glad I came to Hemet Valley Recovery Center, and I am going to make it this time thanks to the quality of staff and patients.
Dave H.

You were the first to see right through me.  For that I thank you.  You showed me that there was a light I had never seen before.  Now I know it can be reached if I want it,
Andrea K.

I checked out today and now feel gratitude to all the staff and the new friends I have met at HVRC.  I believe that my life was saved and my heart is open again.
Marc C.

In short, I grew out of who I was - a hopeless addict - and began to blossom into who I was always meant to be: someone who wants to thrive and be counted as somebody, someone who can and will make a difference in life and in the lives of others, even at the age of 52.
Laurie L,

During my stay at HVRC, I have come to realize through excellent counseling and informative group sessions what a really blessed person I am.  I am alive, I know that I MUST use that awesome tools that I have been given to finish my recovery and stay sober.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Perpetual Quietness of Heart

Our Program Director shared this with the Treatment Team and it moved us all.  So, I wanted to share it with all of you!!

Perpetual Quietness of Heart

Humility is perpetual quietness of heart,
It is to have no trouble.
It is never to be fretted, or vexed,
or irritated, or sore, or disappointed.
It is to expect nothing,
to wonder at nothing that is done to me,
to feel nothing done against me.
It is to be at rest when nobody praises me,
and when I am blamed and despised.
It is to have a blessed home in myself,
where I can go in and shut the door,
and kneel to my Father in secret,
and be at peace as in a deep sea of calmness,
when all around and above is troubled.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Guilt, You're FIRED!

A family member of one of our previous patients wrote this assignment during a Family Week.  I was moved by it and feel that is appropriate for everyone, in recovery, related to someone in recovery or a "normie." 


A Clean House

Guilt, could you please come into my office?  Thank you.
Come on in.  Sit down.  Can I get you something? 
What I have to say is not going to be easy for either of us.
You have been a big part of Gerry, Inc. a long time.  During that time I have seen Gerry Inc. worry more, spend less time or no time with family, friends, wife and son.  Gerry, Inc. also notices that he doesn't spend time doing the things he used to love doing:  things like hunting, fishing, camping, and golfing.  You see Guilt, these things started to happen around the time you started working at Gerry, Inc.
I have thought about what you have done for Gerry, Inc. and decided to seek help on how to answer this question, and how I could solve my problem with you.  Everyone who I talked to said that Gerry, Inc. was better off before he brought you on board. This is a hard decision to make but one that has to be made.
Guilt, you are no longer needed at Gerry, Inc. 
I am sorry things didn't work out for you here at Gerry, Inc.  I am sure you won't have any problems finding somewhere else to work. 
Oh, by the way, I will be glad to give you a reference.

Before you leave, Guilt, would you please send in Blame.  I would like to talk to him.  Thanks!
Come on in Blame.  I have been waiting for you.  Can I get you something?
The reason why I wanted to talk to you is that I am in the process of doing some personal housekeeping at Gerry, Inc.  What I am finding is that you, Blame, are showing up everywhere.  Let me give you some examples of what I am finding.  I Blame my daughter for my unhappiness.  I Blame my wife for my daughter's problems.  I Blame my son for not being a better brother for his sister.  I Blame myself for my daughter's problems.  I Blame some of my daughter's associates for her problems. 
As you can see Blame, I Blame just about everything and everyone for my daughter's problems.  What I am seeing here, Blame, is that going around Blaming everyone and everything is not doing Gerry, Inc. any good at all.  Ever since you came on board with Gerry, Inc. things have been going down hill.  Today is the day this stops. 
Blame, I am going to have to let you go.  You are no longer needed at Gerry, Inc.  Good luck to you. 
I will be glad to give you a reference...