Creation is quiet but destruction is loud

Creation is quiet is such a beautiful thought, especially in this changing season. It may still be frozen, and sounds of winter are loud where you are; but the thaw is coming. We promise. When the first spring flowers poke their leaves through the softening earth, it’s always a surprise the first time we see them. There was no fanfare to announce their arrival. Growth happened in silence.

Recovery from the traumas of addiction creeps into our hearts the same way

The same is true when we’re slowly recovering from whatever traumas we have faced. The loss of a loved one, the panicked years when we lived from crisis to crisis. We can and do recover. Creation is quiet, like healing. Our suffering may have been loud and noisy even when we didn’t dare to scream or cry, but our healing happens slowly with quiet reflection.

Creation is quiet and so is serenity

Creation is quiet and so is gratitude

Why does having a heart of gratitude matter? Sometimes we forget how much other people love and care about us. Feeling the love can help us give love back. Here’s how gratitude improves our lives in other ways.


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Leslie Glass

Leslie Glass became a recovery advocate and co-founder of Reach Out Recovery in 2011, encouraged by her daughter Lindsey who had struggled with substances as a teen and young adult. Learning how to manage the family disease of addiction with no roadmap to follow inspired the mother and daughter to create Reach Out Recovery's website to help others experiencing the same life-threatening problems. Together they produced the the 2016 ASAM Media Award winning documentary, The Secret World of Recovery, and the teen prevention documentary, The Silent Majority, distributed by American Public Television. In her career, Leslie has worked in advertising, publishing, and magazines as a writer of both fiction and non fiction. She is the author of 9 bestselling crime novels, featuring NYPD Dt.Sgt. April Woo. Leslie has has served as a Public Member of the Middle States Commission of Higher Education and as a Trustee of the New York City Police Foundation. For from 1990 to 2017, Leslie was the Trustee of the Leslie Glass Foundation. Leslie is a proud member of Rotary International.

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