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Old 03-08-2010, 05:18 AM
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Five little words

I remember the feeling of dread that overwhelmed me on June 22, 2009, when the doctor told me I was "probably" an alcoholic. Deep down I knew he was right, but I never wanted to admit it to myself. It was the hardest thing in the world to think that I could NEVER have another beer again. For almost 30 years that beer was my crutch, my escape, my best friend when nobody else was there for me. How could I possibly abandon the one constant in my life since I was 14 years old???

Five words kept ringing through my head...five words that would turn my life around...five words that would help me deal with life with a sober mind and a clear conscience.

Today is the 260th straight "one day at a time". I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but if I start it with just five little words ("I will not drink today"), I know I can face any problem that may arise.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:27 AM
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"my best friend when nobody else was there for me. How could I possibly abandon the one constant in my life since I was 14 years old???"

That was me! I'm so grateful that I never have to feel that way again.
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Funny how I felt as though my life was ending, in reality it did end & I came into a new life......... A life I lived instead of existed in trying to escape it!

When I surrendered to the fact that I could not go on living if I continued to drink, yet I could not stop drinking I felt totally hopeless. My life was over!!! Not in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined that I would find a new solution for my life that would result in joys that I never imagined possible.

Surrender combined with 12 steps led me to a HP and a beautiful life. No not a bed full of roses, but one that allows me to like myself & to be of maximum benefit to those I can be of help to.
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Today is the 260th straight "one day at a time". I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but if I start it with just five little words ("I will not drink today"), I know I can face any problem that may arise.
Congrats on your sober time, all brought about by taking it one day at a time!
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Congrats! I'm new at this, but already "One Day At A Time" is my new motto. You're doing awesome!
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:19 AM
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Nice on 260 days sober!!

'One day at a time' indeed. 'just for today I will not drink or take drugs'


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FormerBeerLover, congratulations and good for you for recognizing that you needed to change your life.
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Former, I live by that also. Some days it's just getting through a few minutes. Some days are definitely a struggle but I know that every day will bring new light to the situation or the situation will work out. They are definitely words to live daily by. AMEN!!!!
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Former, that is truly amazing and powerful stuff. Congratulations on 260 days! That number makes my head spin, it is so freakin' awesome. Thanks for the insightful post.
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Congrats on the 260 days! That's awesome!
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