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Old 02-03-2016, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Neo36 View Post
Ashamed and back with my tail between my legs....6 hours since my last drink...
Neo, I went about with my tail between my legs for so long I began to think it was normal! So So glad to see you back!

Absolutely the bright spot of my day.
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Old 02-03-2016, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaneda8888 View Post
Congrats to some fantastic milestoners today ! Well done to all whether it be 1 week, 2 weeks or 2 years, they are all achievements which require commitment and effort, 24 hours at a time ! Gain satisfaction from this and move forward, together !

Well, I reflected more on yesterday's conundrum and I believe I knew the right thing to do all along. However, my self centredness reared up and blocked me from addressing the issue of anger and resentment I have towards my brother. When I reflected on this, I realise I was suffering from the delusion of ego and pride; that I was deflecting from reality in that I am no one special. By stepping away from the self and focusing on being of love and compassion to others, I know that by attending my mother's function I will make her happy; by attending I will have a chance to show compassion and equanimity towards my brother. As importantly, it brings relief to my mind and my heart as I know this is the right thing to do. When I reach the end of the road, I only wish to have loving memories of my family; no bitterness; no regrets; no anger. Rant over

Another 24 hours of gratitude, wisdom and sobriety pls ! Its 8:26am here !

I agree, Kaneda, except for the part where you say that you are no one special; you are, indeed, very special.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:18 PM
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Really glad to see you back neo.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:20 PM
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Morning all!!! Day 25! 6.20am Perth WA

24 more sober hours for me please!!!
Hope everyone had a wonderful day xxx
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:34 PM
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2:35, forgot to sign in this morning, but here I am, in for 24 hours more sober.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:40 PM
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Erfra thank you for your message can't reply because not enough posts...
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:46 PM
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Neo - went from worried to relieved catching up on here. Very thankful you returned - and yes you DO deserve the warm welcome backs.

NGB - thinking of you - we've all been there & we understand.

I'll be needing another 24 in New York please.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:50 PM
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SoberDave999 View Post
11:02pm in Ohio. Nighttime Dave checking in for another 24. Daytime Dave gets the easy shift...
Great to see you have a good sense of humour.
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Oops, I forgot to thank everyone for all their loving support here. So, thank you all !
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by venuscat View Post
February 3, 2016


SoberDave999 ~ 1 week!
Jemma44 ~ 2 weeks!
courage2 ~ 2 years!!




Rocking Congratulations!!! You 3 are showing us it Works!!! Walk on!
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by erfra7 View Post
ngb neonew. hugs and love .

I think I will be posting twice a day is that's ok, I woke up with anxiety and hope and reassurance that I'm healing, for the past few days my rollercoaster is daily, but I love being sober .
willingness, acceptance, patience, letting go.

24 hrs. for this so confuse inactive alcoholic.
...................and Hope and Faith........................
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Originally Posted by letitgo View Post
24 more

grapevine quote of the day

"aa has taught me that i'm the architect of my own success or happiness. The quality of my sobriety is up to me - it will be what i want it to be."
keego harbor, mich., june 1998
from: "paradoxes of sobriety"
beginner's book
bump!
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Originally Posted by Babs1234 View Post
in for another 24
Congratulations to you Courage you should be proud. We are very proud of you.
I won't be posting till next week as I'm leaving town for
a couple of days and won't have my computer.
Be safe everyone
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Safe travels Babs! You're still walking with us......................
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Hi V.,
Your Woot Woot made me think of Ardy. Have I just missed her signing in??
VW, hang in there....our son is 24 and I'm still finding the usual ink pens, money, etc. Geez...
Bobbi
Yes, missing Ardy too.
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Originally Posted by Kaneda8888 View Post
Congrats to some fantastic milestoners today ! Well done to all whether it be 1 week, 2 weeks or 2 years, they are all achievements which require commitment and effort, 24 hours at a time ! Gain satisfaction from this and move forward, together !

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Another 24 hours of gratitude, wisdom and sobriety pls ! Its 8:26am here !
We're all healing, Kaneda. Kudos on your decision. You're right sized. Awesome, too.
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Kaneda, I'm glad to read your post. I have a brother whom I resent, maybe with justification. For most of the last year when he was going through some significant problems, I obstinately refused to communicate or even feel compassion for him. But recently I've accepted that it doesn't help either one of us for me to hold on to the resentment. A forgiving attitude towards him may not satisfy my grudging nature, but it nourishes my sanity and may, just possibly, comfort him. So I'm pleased to see you reach a similar conclusion.
May we all realize it's not just about us. Not anymore. I have a brother, too. Uh, lol.
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Great post let!!

Super congrats to all you milestones out there!! Courage2, 2 years wooowwww!

Wehav here, I'm in for another 24 hours.
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Originally Posted by Goat View Post
So many things I wanna say to Neo and NGB... But I'll sum it up with: You're one of us, whether you're on the wagon or off. The people here know what you're going through because we have been through it, are going through it, or really don't wanna go through it again.

On another note, I wrote half of a really solid song tonight. If the second half is as good as the first I might have a winner.
I agree with Goat, totally. This place is exactly where a person needs to be if drinking. We care. And it's happened to all of us. There is strength in numbers and especially in love. Give it all up to the group, either sober or drunk. Please pardon me for giving unsolicited advice but I care.

Also, congrats on the song, sounds like your groovin, (sorry, I'm a product of the 60's)
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