Yesterday we celebrated Everything You Think is Wrong Day with our blog post about believing you’re invincible. It should come as no surprise then, that the tables have turned and today is Everything You Do Is Right Day.
Too often we focus on our mistakes and downplay our accomplishments. Society tells us to measure ourselves based on how far we have to go instead of how far we have come. In honor of National Everything You Do is Right Day, take time to acknowledge what you have achieved and the right choices you have made in your life.
Even if you think it is something trivial like completing your homework assignment or cleaning your apartment, celebrate this feat with pride. This is a day to feel good and give yourself a pat on the back.
Bob Marley said it best: “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
We’d like take time to acknowledge all of the things that have been done “right” in the realm of substance abuse. In 2014, the U.S. Sentencing Commission opted to decrease sentences for nonviolent drug offenders in an undisputed vote. Whereas the 1980s brought a hardline war on drugs to the United States, the public’s opinion on that war has changed over the years which has led to better policy on drug use.
Also, the U.S. government has finally realized the power of prevention and has allocated money specifically for this cause; about $1.1 billion. While that amount is not enough to accomplish the huge task of substance abuse prevention, at least the plans are heading in the right direction.