Thoughts & Quotes

life is like a series of photographs you develop from the negatives.
When you need to fly from your home, it's not a home. Home should be where the birds feelings are free not caged.
nobody likes the rain but if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.
♫ And the stars are always there but we miss them in the dirt and in the clouds we miss them in the storms. ♫
To the believer anything is possible, to the sceptic everything is impossible.
"the reason angels can fly is becuase they take themselves lightly"
Stay strong- Keep smiling =] and NEVER give up- there is always hope <3
'It is not the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves' (William Shakespeare)
Stick to the fight when your hardest hit, its when things seem worse that you must not quit
it's about learning to dance in the rain
sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same
we never notice the beauty around us because we are too busy trying to create it.
People say that it is holding on that makes you stronger, but sometimes it is letting go and putting yourself first.
No-one can do a better job of being you, than YOU.
Be strong now because things will get better; it may be stormy now but it can't rain forever.
This too shall pass
We have to learn to dance in the rain
Even on the darkest days sometimes we glimpse sunlight
Sometimes we need to tell our story 100 times
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark

Taking positive steps

These are just suggestions; please let COAP know is you have any other suggestions on how to take positive steps to making things better in your life. Sometimes it can be really helpful, when things are getting on top of you and life is really getting you down, to have in your mind positive things that you know you can do that will make you happier. Some of you with parents/carers/guardian's who are addicted to drugs and alcohol may not have had the chance to learn how to deal with difficult situations in a healthy, positive way. Although you may be dealing with your parent’s addiction the best you know how, your approach to your parent’s addiction may not be helping you. You can look at the following lists and create one yourself when you are feeling down, alone, isolated, hurt, angry, disappointed, rejected and in need of some time out. Lists can be quite useful, and if you copy them down and keep them in your pocket, when you get really stressed out or upset, you may find it useful to look at your list.

  1. Take care of yourself list
  2. What to do in a crisis list
  3. How to release stress list

If you have any other suggestions, let us know in the forums.