Encouragement Now

Right on for my friend Ron.
Recently, I was reminded of a friend who helped me very much in early recovery.

His name is Ron, but we all know him as ‘Right On’ Ron.
He encouraged me and many people like me to take steps forward in early sobriety.
As we shared our small victories and long term progress, Ron would exclaim, “Right on, right on!”

First time in weeks, I got a good night’s sleep.
Right on!
I stayed sober today.
Right on, right on!
I got a sponsor to help me stay clean.
Right on!
I was sober to see my kids for the first time in a while.
Right on, right on!

And if I couldn’t think of something positive to report, Ron would ask questions until I inadvertently revealed some positive aspect of my life. Then, he would give a double, “Right on, right on!”

You got to work.
Right on!
You read something positive.
Right on, right on!
You did you laundry.
Right on!
You exercised.
Right on!
You encouraged someone else.
Right on, right on!

I ran into Ron years after I left the centre. As we caught up, he exclaimed, “Right on!” just like he always had. It reminded me how much it had meant to me have someone validating my daily recovery achievements, no matter how small they were.

You can do this sober thing.
Right on!
I can show you how.
Right on!
Sober life does get better.
Right on, right on!

I don’t know Ron’s full name. To everyone at the recovery centre he was just ‘Right On’ Ron. He was encouraging, enthusiastic and happy to see us. He reminded us how powerful each simple, daily victory over addiction can be.

Recovery requires someone in your corner—someone other than family. A person in recovery needs an ally to offer bold, uninhibited encouragement.
In courage, we find answers and take sober steps forward.
Right on!
It was a simple phrase delivered with a willing heart.
Right on. Thanks Ron.

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