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Old 02-26-2016, 01:31 AM
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Haha Bandi, the Limerick thread was almost a riot! The few poor guys who ventured aboard ( Carlos ((( ))) ) didn't know what hit them! I personally found that tapping into my creativity really helped me to express my feelings about stopping drinking.

KIR I had very similar feelings, I actually went through a period of grieving for the end of the 'relationship' the longest one I have had by far. As you say, it didn't matter the negative, abusive, poisonous nature of the relationship the constancy was something I really missed, having that one constant to turn to in every occasion, happy, sad, shy, awkward, lonely, angry, whatever occasion, whatever mood, whether everyone else was there to share with me or no one else seemed to understand, my BFF the bottle was always there.

It makes sense we miss that relationship in an ineffable way, but in time, and by making the effort to fill that space, we meet new friends, enjoy new experiences and realise that, although occasionally we still wished we could share them with bottle, we know we are better of without.

Glee my friend, I am so proud to have been along side you here in your recovery, you have worked so hard and with such determination to turn your life around, it would be easy to forgive if you drifted away because you were so busy, but instead, you make time to come here and share, encourage and support others, lending your experience and offering a helping hand. Your time here, the effort you make is I know, greatly appreciated by everyone you touch.

Official greetings Bandi and Bunny, quite the menagerie we have going here!!!

Congratulations on missing your milestone Amp!! I remember the first one that passed me by, I really felt like, 'hey, it's becoming a way of life now!'

Key, how are you doing now?

BeFree, I hope you are doing okay, I know the pressure you are under right now.

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Old 02-26-2016, 06:42 AM
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Good morning everyone. I'm feeling very good this morning. I have a clear head and any of that residual brain "fog" seems to have lifted. Things at work are not getting to me at work anymore and I have developed more of an inner peace in dealing with things in general. I am becoming more calm an confident as I go about things in general.

I know I still have a long way to go in recovery, but I am happy and thankful for the progress I have made. Getting sober is tough at times but it s so worth it!!! Thanks again for everyone on this thread for being here. You have helped me more than you know.

It's Friday and I am looking forward to a great weekend. Have a good day!

Glee- It is so cool that Dee started a new thread to honor your 2 year anniversary. You are definitely worthy of that honor!!
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:36 AM
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Just popping in to say hi and that it's great being sober.
Have a great week-end everyone
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Thumpalumpacus View Post
I actually wrote a song recently with this similarity as a metaphor, so that the average listener will hear it as a breakup song, but I know what it means for me. Will post the lyrics when I get home tonight.
Woke up this morning, you weren't in my bed.
Woke up this morning with a clearer head.
I sent you packing, go on out the door --
ain't going to sleep with you any more.
Any more, I'm going to wake up alone.
Any more, I need to be a you-free zone.
Woke up this morning, and you were gone --
I don't feel right, but it don't feel wrong.

No cloudy head, now I'm thinking clear.
No more trouble to drown in my beer.
We danced a long dance but the song is done --
so sorry to put an end to the fun ...
the fun of fighting every night,
the fun of being wrong even when I'm right.
Woke up this morning, and you were gone
and I do believe that that's exactly where you belong.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:06 AM
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Brilliant Thumpa! :-)
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:32 AM
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Nice, Thumpa 😉
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:52 AM
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Thanks, Paul and Amp! Amp, what's the guitar you're playing in your av? And do you have any songs on Soundcloud or Youtube?

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This morning I'm glad to be alive. I'm thankful for a loving family and friends. A clear mind and clean heart go a long ways towards fixing the issues that I drank to obscure.

It's good to be alive.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:21 PM
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Ohhh man Thump----I loved it---I'm going to print it out and put it on
my bedroom mirror--no---I take it back ---I'm going to print it out and frame it.
It's sooo true---it's perfect. thank you----thank you ----thank you
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:57 PM
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Thanks for sharing that, Thumpa - I love it!
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Old 02-27-2016, 01:09 AM
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Great visualisation Thumpa.
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That's a great way to put it Thumpa! You have a great talent here!
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Thumpa - Cool song. Thanks for sharing that and your gratitude list. I find that being in the practice of writing what I'm grateful for every day keeps me focused on the positive when life gets topsy turvy.

Babs - It's great to see you going strong and taking many different measures to secure your sobriety.

Key - How are you doing? I hope you were able to find a way to put your best foot forward and just do what you need to do.

((((Toots)))) - Your support and friendship means so much to me!

Truly, everyone, thank you. These last few weeks that I've been rounding the corner of two years sober have presented one stressor after the other!! Two years ago all I could do was stomp my feet. A program of daily recovery has given me the tools to face them head on, do what's right, seek support where needed, and still provide support for others.

Sending love to all today!!
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:17 AM
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Hello everyone !!
Let's just say I had a bad morning and it has passed now.
I'm so thankful to be here and sober ta boot ! !
thank you for being you ! ! !
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:42 PM
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Babs- way to get through a bad morning yesterday. It happens but things always get better! Hope you and everyone else has a great Sunday!!!
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Morning Thump, ^^^^^^^ What everyone said about your lyrics.

It's good to be Sober on this fine warm Sunday and good to be here on SR!

Time to take my clear head and healthier body outside and continue my cleaning spree in the garage and the garden. Celebrating 2 months Sober tomorrow and it sure feels good.

Take care everyone!
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It's good to be Sober on this fine warm Sunday and good to be here on SR!
Yes, band, my sentiments, exactly. It is a wonderful morning to be clean and sober.

This thread was my steady home for so long when I returned to SR in 2013. It holds such a special place in my heart.

Today I celebrate an SR milestone of sorts, 1000 days of clean and sober - haha, in a row! WAY beyond that, it has been 1000 days of working a recovery program.

I am so grateful to the old and the new generation of Undies for offering your experience, strength and hope. I've learned so much by reading about your struggles and triumphs.

Something else I have learned in my recovery journey this time. Life isn't always about highs and lows. A really nice place to be is right down the middle. For an active alkie like me...that place did not exist....today, it does. Peace and serenity can be ours - if, together, we work for it.

All My Best...

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Congratulations Carlos! A truly great achievement!
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Happy Sunday Undies! Congratulations on 1000 days Carlos. That's awesome and the middle is the place to be!!!!
I'm finishing my last assignment today for my last CASA class tomorrow. Interesting stuff and all very heartbreaking. It's sad how much child abuse and neglect revolves around addiction.
I'm glad I'm sober and so grateful!
Have a great day!
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