There are many ways to view this quote. From the standpoint of addiction, life is what is happening around you, while you have been engaged in the lifestyle of use. What have you missed in life while you were drinking or drugging? In recovery, we come to understand that while you are working a program of recovery, life has a tendency to throw you a curveball. It could be the loss of a relationship or job, but the path to recovery is rarely a straight and easy path. What’s important to understand is that no matter what happens in life, it is never worth giving up on your sobriety. Nothing gets better when we allow the stressors of life to give us permission to give in and drink or drug. Today, I will make and follow through with my plans to get and stay sober. I will not be deterred by the curveballs life throws me from my goal to benefit from the fruits that recovery has to offer.