‘New Life Acceptance’ by Matt Kay

Manchester-Art-and-Culture-getawayHere’s another old blog from WITR blogger Matt Kay, this one from April 2012.

‘I’ve not been on here for absolutely ages but I’m still living the dream. I made it to two years clean and sober (Aprils Fools Day too!) Just thought I’d share this with you… it’s called “New Life Acceptance”, hence the title.
1. I have a life-threatening problem that once had me. I now take charge of my life and my addiction. I accept the responsibility.

2. Negative thoughts destroy only me. My first conscious sober act must be to remove negativity from my life.

3. Happiness is a habit I can develop. Happiness is created, not waited for.

4. Problems or issues bother me only to the degree I permit them to. I now better understand my problems and do not permit my problems to overwhelm me.

5. I am what I think. I am a capable, competent, caring, compassionate person.

6. Life can be ordinary or life can be great. Greatness is mine by a conscious effort.

7. Love can change the course of my world. Caring becomes all important.

8. The fundamental object of life is emotional and spiritual growth. I put my life in a proper order, knowing which my priorities are.

9. The past is gone forever, and I will no longer be victimized by it. I am a new person.

10. All love given is returned. I treasure all moments of my new life.

11. Enthusiasm is my daily exercise. I treasure all moments of my new life.

12. I am a competent person and have much life to give life. This is what I am and shall know it always.

13. I am responsible for myself and my actions. I am in charge of my mind, my thoughts and my life.

Stay strong, stay safe kids!’


  1. Tricia Mcmenemy says:

    Hi David & all at Wired In, Thank you David for continuing all your work with the Wired In :-). I originally joined 3 years or more in past, Very much feels like coming home. Thank you

    • David Clark says:

      Dear Tricia, Thank you so much for such a lovely comment and the sentiments. Really appreciated. However, Wired In is now just me, not forgetting my good friend Ash Whitney of Wired Up Wales who built the website. I’m glad you feel like you’ve come home. Lovely. My very best, David

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