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Old 04-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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18 Years Sober Today.....

Today, I feel extremely blessed. I get choked up every year with gratitude.
Today, I am grateful for...
My Sobriety....
My health....
The support I have received...and am still receiving on a daily basis to help me get one more day sober....
My feeling of self love...
Being able to love others.....
Being able to help others get and stay sober....
Being able to remember yesterday, heck, being able to remember the last hour
Bright clear eyes and skin, respect from my family, true friendship, a solid backbone, being responsible and dependable, my ability to get and hold a job, being a great Mom, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Friend.....

...I think you know where I am going, with my Sobriety, came everything that was promised and so much more...

Life is good...wait...Life is GREAT today, good...bad...and inbetween, my worst day Sober...really is better than my best day drunk...and I remember it like it was yesterday...I am even grateful for that!!!

Thank You all for helping me stay that way!!!
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....wow...get me to crying for sure. Such an inspirational post. Glad to have you at SR. Thank you for sharing and Mucho Congrats on outstanding sobriety.

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Old 04-27-2012, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congratulations, Cathy!
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had no idea it was that long!! Fantastic job Cathy. I only hope I do as well.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow! Inspiring, indeed. Thanks, surly, for your great contributions to SR, and congrats on sobriety since 1994. Fantastic!
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, congratulations! I love your post
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Congratulations on 18 years,wonderful news.

My AA sponsor will be 18 years next Tuesday.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Congratulations really hope I can say that one day!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Beautiful...Sounds like the promises came true for you and then some!....Congrats!
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That's fantastic Cathy - congratulations!

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Awesome Cathy! I love your screen name
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That's so great and very inspirational!
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That is wonderful.:ghug3 Do something lovely for yourself to mark your sobriety birthday.
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WOW, that is phenomenal! Congratulations!

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Beautiful post Cathy. Congrats on 18 years!!!
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Wonderful! ...An inspiration, too!
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