Finally figured out what bothers me about the phrase “fell off the wagon.” I picture an old west style wagon, rolling along a prairie somewhere, with some poor soul flying off the side and getting left behind.
The problem? It implies someone else is driving and something just knocked you out of your seat.
People – YOU are the driver. If you did, in fact, fall off, the wagon would stop. Because there’s no driver. So you would also never get left behind. Because it’s right there waiting with you. Get back on it right where you are. It never left. You never left or got left.
YOU are the driver of the damn wagon!!!
In fact, let’s just be honest. You chose something else for a bit. That’s it. There’s no judgment, no shame, no reason to beat yourself up. Just make a new choice right now. That’s it.
Anyway…those are my two cents for today.