A Book that makes me Happy
My name is Megan and I'm an addict.
I've been in recovery for 6 years. It's been the most amazing 6 years of my life and I am thankful for every single minute. I was in rehab for the 2nd time in 6 months when I found this little hardcover book hiding in the corner of the common room. It was Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. I devoured the book, as I had already read the other million books I'd brought with me. Because of where I was in my life and the things that had occurred, this book really spoke to me. I know this book had nothing to do with my recovery but when I think back to that transition period of me going from actively using to in recovery this book is what I remember. And it makes me Happy.
A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown makes me Happy for similar reasons. After I stopped using I read every drug addiction/alcoholism memoir I could get my hands on. Her memoir was sad and horrific but it had a beautiful ending. This book inspired me more than any other book I've ever read. If she could overcome all that she went through and did...anybody could - including me. This book make me happy because it proves that our mistakes don't need to define us and if you want something bad enough, you can do anything.