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|04-27-2012, 02:54 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Life is Grand
Join Date: Feb 2007
18 Years Sober Today.....
Today, I feel extremely blessed. I get choked up every year with gratitude.
Today, I am grateful for...
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!!!
Every Saint has a past and every Sinner has a future!
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|04-27-2012, 02:57 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: God's Grace
....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.
Be Grateful....*Le Forti*
The fundamental purpose of life is emotional and spiritual growth
|04-27-2012, 02:58 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
|04-27-2012, 02:59 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Learning to live again
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
I had no idea it was that long!! Fantastic job Cathy. I only hope I do as well.
Expect the dawn of a new beginning in the dark nights of your life. Lloyd Ogilvie
Rock bottom is the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J.K. Rowling
You are so much more than the worst thing you've ever done. Fr. Greg Boyle
|04-27-2012, 03:00 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Wow! Inspiring, indeed. Thanks, surly, for your great contributions to SR, and congrats on sobriety since 1994. Fantastic!
Sobriety is the means to life, not the end.
July 2, 2014
|04-27-2012, 03:06 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom.
Congratulations on 18 years,wonderful news.
My AA sponsor will be 18 years next Tuesday.
Sobriety delivers everything Alcohol promised.
Sobriety date 23rd May 2003.
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|04-27-2012, 05:09 PM||#14 (permalink)|
bona fido dog-lover
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Blog Entries: 31
That is wonderful.:ghug3 Do something lovely for yourself to mark your sobriety birthday.
I'd rather live in my car with my dogs than live in a castle without them.
Dogs may not be our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.
Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day. -Albert Camus
Find the good and praise it. - Alex Haley
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|04-27-2012, 05:13 PM||#16 (permalink)|
SHARING THE LOAD
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In the Slowlane
HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY
"The chains of alcohol are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken"
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|04-27-2012, 05:53 PM||#18 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Congratulations on 18 years!
Someday everything will all make sense.
For now, laugh at confusion, smile through tears,
& remind yourself that everything happens for a reason.
All Big Book quotes are from the first edition.
Linked with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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|04-27-2012, 07:17 PM||#19 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: East Coast, The States
Wonderful! ...An inspiration, too!
One grateful thought is a ray of sunshine.
A hundred such thoughts paint a sunrise.
A thousand will rival the glaring sky at noonday...
For gratitude is light against the darkness.”
―Richelle E. Goodrich
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