Would you believe, have you ever heard of setting aside a day to commemorate the Rubber Eraser?

Well, today is that day. Along with April 15th being the dreaded Income Tax Deadline Day, it is also National Rubber Eraser Day. When you think about it, what better day to have an eraser or two handy?

We’ve heard, “It’s okay to make mistakes, everyone does.”

“No one is perfect, that’s why they make pencils with erasers.”

When it comes to facing uncomfortable mistakes from substance use disorder, co-dependency, unhealthy relationships, or control and poor self-image struggles, how do you erase those mistakes?

I’ve grown to the point where I am able to own up to most mistakes of the past. But the good news is I can say with bold self-assurance, “I may have made a Mistake, but I am NOT a Mistake.

I have and will likely slip and stumble, again, and again, and when I do I pray for the courage to go back to Step One.

The question is when we slip in our recovery walk—and we will—will you join me in taking the first three steps and erase the pain and shame of the past?

Admit             Honesty – still the best policy!    

Restore          Hope – in a Power greater than ourselves.

Decide           Faith – and trust in self and our Higher Power.

Stalwart walks in step with God; his path blazed by God, he’s happy. If he stumbles, he’s not down for long; God has a grip on his hand (Psalm 37: 23-24) MSG.

11 Common Mistakes People Make in Addiction Recovery

  • Thinking They Can Do It Alone A lot of people admit they have a problem but resist getting help. …
  • Spending Time with People Who Still Drink and Use Drugs …
  • Getting Complacent When Things Are Going Well …
  • Forgetting About Positive Triggers …
  • Comparing Their Progress to Other People’s …
  • Taking on Too Much Responsibility
  • Expecting too much
  • Jumping Into a New Relationship
  • Expecting Others to Change
  • Thinking You’re Cured
  • Thinking Treatment Is All You Need

11 Common Mistakes People Make in Addiction Recovery – Hired Power