"Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not “How can we hide our wounds?” so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but “How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?” When our wounds cease to be a source of shame, and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers." - Henri Nouwen
Right now I choose to be a wounded healer. I will not be ashamed of being a recovering addict. I will not be sad or angry for being a recovering addict. Instead I will use my experience, strength, and hope to heal others.