It is not right to steal from your friends.
We take advantage of our friendships and forget how important they really are. I stole from a friend and didn’t realize the damages it caused until I got clean and sober.
Friendships should be honest, open and caring.
this is for young girls who are drinking. Please stop drinking while you still can.
I started drinking when i was 12 and it has been a long journey for me to remain sober. I have hurt my family and friends along the way. At the time I didn’t really care but now it has cost me my youth and I am struggling to become the person I once was.
Please stop drinking today not tomorrow or the next day but today.
I just wanted to write a brief note on the importance of being an honest son that does not lie to their parents.
Growing up I was always very honest with my parents and had absolutely no reason to lie to them at all. However this all changed when I started using drugs. I began becoming quite manipulative and deceitful thinking in my own clouded mind that I could fool them with lie after lie almost thinking that I must have been outsmarting them but in reality I was only fooling myself.
As my using escalated so did level of dishonesty to the point where I was no longer trusted whatsoever. I began to feel like an outsider, an outcast thinking that I could count on my friends more than them. How wrong I was. When trouble would arise and you would think that your ‘friends’ would come running to your side all of a sudden, you could look to left then the right and no one was there, no one for you to count on. So what’s the next logical step….go to your parents. The problem there is that you’ve lied to them so much that they question whether or not you are being truthful because you’ve hurt them so many times. However, at the end of the day, they will always be there for you, so to grant them your honesty really isn’t asking for all that much, don’t you think. You owe it to them.
My father once said to me when I used to get into trouble,
You use the term ‘friends’ too loosely. You should consider yourself extremely lucky if you could count your ‘friends’ on one hand. One day you will understand what I mean. Just remember this, your mother and I are the best friends that you’ve got and don’t you forget it.”
Now, with a clear and unclouded mind, the only thing I can now say is, Dad………..I understand.
J.D. Categories: Message to Sons Being Truthful, Clouded mind, dad, Deceitful Thinking, Dishonesty, father, friends, Honest Son, lie, mother, Outsider, parents, Problem, using drugs