Ask not whether life is treating you well, but whether you are treating life well.

It is a typical introductory sentiment to say "hello, I hope life is treating you well..." However, being in recovery, when someone wished me this sentiment this morning, I thought that it was far more important for me to treat life well rather than being concerned about how life was treating me. Today I can only do that which is in my control. I cannot control how life treats me, but I can control how well I treat life. Treating life well today includes being kind to others and substituting negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Treating life well means that I'm doing that which is necessary to remain sober regardless of how life treats me.


Today I will treat life well by practicing recovery principles. I will do this especially when things don't go my way. I have already made a good start by using this app to set me off in a good direction.