By: Marilyn L. Davis
Display the Awards or Merely Note Them?
“Awards and recognition are not the purpose of life and not the goal of an activist. The heart of an activist usually donates the money or uses the accolades as a foot in the door for more activism and awareness. A plaque on the wall won’t change the world; it only shows your devotion.” ― Shannon L. Alder
There was conflicting advice from friends and professionals about displaying the awards. Some people said, put them on the front page so everyone can see them and know what you’ve accomplished. Others said, who cares?
I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle, so I’ve created this page if someone wants to see them.
Awards Authenticate the Information
However, as Shannon L. Alder says, they are not what is important, except to let people know that perhaps the information on From Addict 2 Advocate has value for others.
Writing is a way of sharing what has worked for me for 32 years, and the site is a way to share what’s worked for me and provide information from other writers whose voice, style, and tone will touch a suffering addict in ways that mine can not.
When we share what works, we encourage another addict to recover. That’s the advocacy; that’s the real reward.
2017 Hero Award
Addiction Education, Prevention, and Awareness Award, 2016
Marilyn Davis Community Service Learning Award, 2008