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|10-02-2012, 11:50 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kent UK
5 months today
Just wanted to share my joy at achieving 5 months sobriety today
I know I am just starting out on my sober journey but I have to say these past months have been amazing
The changes in my life have been dramatic in some instances and subtle in others
Ringing the AA Helpline 5 months ago was a life saving phone call in my opinion. Attending my first AA meeting was the true start on my path to recovery.
I walked into a Church Hall, heart pounding, drenched in guilt and shame. A lady came straight over to me, smiled and asked me if this was first meeting. I remember nodding. She hugged me and said that I was welcome. I was told that at that moment I was the most important person in that room. I sat in and listened that day in utter amazement. All those lovely people were telling my tale in their own words and ways. A weight was lifted off my shoulders. I held my head up and met their smiles with tears, tears of sheer relief and joy. I had come home
5 months on and I am working my steps, I have a sponsor, I share in meetings, I make tea and coffee at the meetings but most of all I share the love, the hopes, dreams and disappointments of my AA family
My personal and emotional life are stable - more so than in my wildest dreams. I have someone with me all the time to guide and nurture me along the journey - my HP
I greet each day with a sparkle and a feeling of wellbeing and contentment - guilt has left my mind and my heart bursts with a desire to live.
Of course I have bad days - that is life - but bad days sober are not the nightmares of endless days drunk.
AA is my prescription, my road map. I can decide to take the bumpy path or the smooth one. I choose the smooth AA path of sobriety
Thank you for listening to my rambles
I am what I think.
Copyright: Women for Sobriety, Inc
When my dog winks at me, I always wink back in case it's some sort of code
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|10-02-2012, 11:51 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Cleveland, OH
Thank you, friend!
~All Big Book Quotes from the 1st edition
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
C. S. Lewis
|10-02-2012, 12:00 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Congratulations on 5 months and thanks for the awesome post!
Hugs and prayers,
"I'm not where I want to be, but thank God I'm not where I used to be" - Joyce Meyer
"You got what it takes you can win, today is your day to begin. - Shania Twain
(Tinker, Elvis [RIP], Patches and Mots - Mouth Of The South)
|10-02-2012, 12:03 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
As the Led Zeppelin song said "Ramble On!"
"Here's to the few who forgive what you do, and the fewer who don't even care" Leonard Cohen
Fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten. -- G. K. Chesterton
|10-02-2012, 12:11 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Well done Hexipuff! That's ace x
The future you have tomorrow, won't be the same future you had yesterday.
― Chuck Palahniuk, Rant
|10-02-2012, 12:18 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South East England
Brilliant! I love sharing in success xx
25th May 2012 was the last time I took a drink. I will never forget it. I don't EVER have to feel like that again.
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|10-02-2012, 12:49 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom.
Congratulations Hexipuff and thankyou for your friendship.
Sobriety Date 23rd May 2003.
Sobriety delivers everything Alcohol promised.
|10-02-2012, 01:19 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Life Health Prosperity
Join Date: Sep 2011
Hexipuff, 5 months today? You are FANTASTIC. Congratulations.
Success is making yourself do the thing you need to do when you need to do it whether you like it or not.
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
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|10-02-2012, 01:27 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2004
Blog Entries: 10
Congrats Hexi! So awesome. I'm so happy for you.
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
--Samuel T. Coleridg
|10-02-2012, 01:38 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Learning to live again
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Wonderful job, Hexi. Congratulations on making this life changing decision, and staying with it for five months. You're doing great.
You are so much more than the worst thing you've
ever done. - Fr. Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries
Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Emerson
|10-02-2012, 01:51 PM||#15 (permalink)|
in my 24th year of sobriety
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada. About as far south as you can get
Thank you for the post Hexipuff.
The Promises are coming true for you as expected.
You would be a joy to share a table with.
All the best.
.If you want to drink, that's your business .....
.If you want to quit, that's A.A.'s business.
. --- driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity.
. L.D. 1989
|10-02-2012, 04:07 PM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
congrats!!!! that's quite an accomplishment.
"The mind is its own place; it can make a hell of heaven
or a heaven of hell" Milton
|10-02-2012, 04:34 PM||#18 (permalink)|
Forward we go...side by side
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Serene In Dixie
Each Day Sober Is A Victory!!
Joy In AA Recovery!
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