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Live Well And Leave A Legacy

We can’t choose how long we live, but we can choose how well we live. We may be able to do things in life that can influence our life’s expectancy in a positive or negative way, but at the end of the day, we really don’t have a choice in how long we live. Life happens, weird things happen, accidents happen, but you can still choose how well you live.

Making a positive impact in the community, making a positive impact in the world is the highest measure of success.

If you’re someone who is struggling with drugs and alcohol prior to going into treatment, now you just changed your legacy. You just changed how people will remember you. You went from a person that was struggling, that was selfish, that was in pain, that was angry, to a person that has resilience, perseverance, making a difference, not only in your life but in the lives of others.

If you were a family member that was scared, lost, afraid, and now your loved one is in recovery and you’re finding recovery for yourself, all of a sudden your legacy is changing. You are becoming the person who didn’t give up on someone that gave up on themselves. You are becoming a person of resiliency. You are becoming the person that in the next chapter of life, accomplished a bunch of goals no one thought you would. We choose how well we live.

Pay It Forward

If you go out today, and find someone in need, or if you come across someone that might be struggling in the streets, or maybe standing outside a store, and they ask you for something, whether you give them money or not, just stop and talk to them.

When people go inside a 7-11 and there is a homeless person outside who says, “Do you have some change?” they don’t respond, they just walk in. Or they say “No” and they just walk in. Instead, what if you stop and talk to them? “What’s your name? How long have you been struggling on the streets? What’s your story? How are you doing today?” You can have a conversation with them. It feels good for a human being to be seen despite their circumstances that made them homeless. If a lot of us did that it would make a significant impact on how homeless communities are received.

If you want to give them money, don’t have any expectations of what they are going to do with it. There is a chance that your $5 or $10 might go to a drug dealer or a liquor store, but there is also a chance that the person might save it and save it and buy himself a shirt and dress pants for a job interview. Don’t be the person who thinks you have all the answers. If you have a chance to help someone in need, buy them some clothes or jackets or school materials for their kids, just do it. Those are leaving legacies.

Today is going to be the best day of your life.

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Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.