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|08-18-2012, 09:18 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Today marks one year of freedom from alcohol for me. I know I couldn't have done it without the guidance and wisdom of AA and the support and sharing here on SR.
To anyone who's new, wondering or struggling, it IS possible. Even when you think that the only answer is a drink or a hit, there are a thousand other answers waiting to be revealed. It's the stopping to look for these other answers that's hard. Hard but not impossible.
Many days I had to tell myself, "Well I'll just do it today. It's too damn hard and if I want to give up tomorrow I guess I can. But today I'm doing it." Funny thing is, it's always today. And as the days go on, I no longer feel this way. Now my sobriety is like a treasure to me, I protect it, I value it.
So hang in there, do what you need to do to stay sober (talk, write, yell, sing, walk, sleep, eat, listen, share, hug, love, be loved, read, watch, play, drive, ride, shop, paint, run, anything!) and have faith that you are worth it.
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|08-18-2012, 09:35 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
Be very proud of yourself, Foodie.
|08-18-2012, 09:47 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Blog Entries: 1
Posts like these really inspire me. Well done Foodie and thank you!
If you're going through hell - keep going.
|08-18-2012, 09:54 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
"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
|08-18-2012, 10:26 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Self recovered Self discovered
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto Canada
So very well said indeed, Foodie. A great message of hope and triumph, inspiring to all. Congratulations to you.
AVRT has shown me how to never drink again and to never change my mind.
|08-18-2012, 11:02 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2012
This is great post foodie, thank you.
I'm 5 weeks into second attempt this year to get sober, 1st 1 lasted 4 months but then I blew.
I was very tempted to go to BBQ earlier which would have loads of booze flowing.
But not today!
Thanks and well done
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|08-18-2012, 11:25 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
You are awesome and so inspirational!!! Proud of you! Happy Birthday!!!!
Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose; this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford
|08-18-2012, 12:45 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
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.
|08-18-2012, 01:41 PM||#16 (permalink)|
bona fido dog-lover
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Blog Entries: 31
Thank you for your message of hope and inspiration.
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
|08-19-2012, 08:28 AM||#20 (permalink)|
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