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Old 12-22-2010, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am 41 days into sobriety and by no means have this licked, but I just wanted to share how I feel today.

I thought being sober through the holidays was going to be maddening. A couple of weeks ago I was filled with angst not knowing how I would get through it.

But today I sit here and I am at peace. I am looking forward to this holiday season because of the fact that I know I will not take a drink. There will be no regrets, no hangovers, and no embarrassing recollections. I will enjoy every second of it with my wife and kids. To know that my schedule will not revolve around getting drunk is a great feeling. I am just going to go with the flow and take in everything that I can. For the first time in a long time I am truly going to be present.

Hoping everyone has a great time over the holidays this year. Thanks to each and everyone of you, this site has been the greatest gift I could have ever received.

Peace!
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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COOP1, I have exactly the same feelings!! Enjoy
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Congrats on 41 days! Hope you have a happy holiday season.
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What a beautiful post, coop - I almost got a little choked up. What we imagine is going to be horrible (having to quit drinking) actually turns out to be a blessing. I love the title "Peace on Earth" - really what more can we ask for? Thanks again.....
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Thanks artsoul....I can't think of anything else that I would even want to ask for.
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I'm proud of you, coop. We got this!!!
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