Another pictured from the family photo album. The little guy is me, the other is my brother Danny. We haven’t talked much in the last 15 years, until my life fell apart.
ADDICTION destroys connections.
We damage or neglect the people we love most.
Recovery will lead us back into healthy relationships.
I’m grateful for my family, particularly my mom and brother. They have welcomed me back and helped me pursue recovery. Even when I was in Haiti they would text me encouragement almost daily.
My name is Tony, I’m Dan’s little brother
That was the my introduction at running club the other night. Dan is one of the group’s organizers and insisted that I come try the club. My connections at AA have been great, but running is another part of Sober Tony.
It was a great experience, to be someone’s little brother.
- These people didn’t know my story
- The didn’t need to judge me
- I was accepted because I’m a runner
- I was respected because I was with Danny
Quote About Belonging
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society. Always we tried to struggle to the top of the heap, or to hide underneath it. This self-centered behavior blocked a partnership relation with any one of those about us. Of true brotherhood we had small comprehension. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 53 [source]
That’s something I’d like to learn, today I’m proud to be Dan’s little brother.