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Old 06-10-2012, 09:50 PM
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Today I am free to spend time with my family instead of nursing a hangover.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:26 PM
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:48 PM
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Because I am sober today, I free from my alcohol obsession, and with that removed, I am free to see all the wonder and joy in my life, mirrored in my Grandson's and daughter's faces.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:24 PM
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Because I am sober today, I can be around family members and not have that constant sensation that I am holding back a secret. I can now give myself 100% to the person or task at hand.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:28 PM
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Today, because I am sober, I am free to have had a day where the thought of alcohol did not cross my mind... Free to plan my day around my true needs and wants, and not around my addictions needs and wants....
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:39 PM
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:50 AM
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Today, because I am sober, I am free to go to an outdoor music festival tonight, and not secretly predrink hard liquor at home first, so that I can just drink beer at the festival and not get the shakes or other withdrawal symptoms. I can be free to enjoy the music, instead of secretly monitoring how many beers I am drinking compared to those around me.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:32 AM
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Today, because I am sober, I am free to coonect with the flow of my spiritual life, instead of seeking spirit in a bottle.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:01 PM
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:31 PM
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Today because I am sober I am free to not have to stop at the liquor store after work, or worse yet, ROTATE liquor stores out of shame.
There were at least four I rotated between, near the end there. (5 months ago)
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:19 PM
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Today because I am sober, I am free to save about $250.00 a month (that I would have spent on vodka.)

After five months now, that is about $1,250. That is QUITE a return!! : )
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Today,because i am sober,i am free to punish myself at the gym....
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:19 PM
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I am free of guilt and i am free of feeling conquered and hopeless due to my addiction , today I win! Its a wonderful feeling!
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:18 PM
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Today because I am sober, I am free to make plans for tomorrow knowing that I will wake up refreshed not exhausted and depressed.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:22 PM
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:55 PM
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Today I was free to accompany my wife to a great art festival. To have fun with her, laugh, be playful and joke around. To be able to relax and have fun, without chaining us to a beer garden like I have in years past. I was free to come home, and continue to enjoy my wife's company without obsessing over my next drink, or pouring myself into bed at 6pm.

I'm 48 days sober, what a gift my recovery has been...
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Today I was free to enjoy both my morning and evening. So wonderful to sip coffee in the morning feeling sharp and rested, and enjoy a lovely evening walk with my husband....stopping to talk with neighbors.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:30 PM
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Today because I was sober I was able to drive to lakes and run (well, mostly run) six miles. Felt pretty good, I was a little out of gas from lifting earlier and not eating much in the morning. Hot out there, too. I was literally wringing sweat from my shirt (sorry, kind of a gross thought).

Went to see friends yesterday, hung out at the bar with them. I did some unhealthy drinking--had a non-diet coke Later we played some guitars, which (perhaps not surprisingly) I can do much, much better when I am sober.

And I could drive home from my buddy's place in the country to my house at 11:30 PM with a sound mind, a clear conscience, and no fear in my heart!

Feels good man

40 days dry tomorrow
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:55 PM
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Today, because I was sober I was free to get up early with my littlest one, take my kids to church, clean up a little around the house, play & talk with my kids and drive (at 7pm in the evening) to a meeting where before I was grounded at home pretty much after 6pm every single day because I wouldn't have been in the right state to drive. Now i'm enjoying a sparkling water with fruit and am going to go & catch up on some email so i can have a good start to my workday tomorrow. Then early to bed (11pm IS early for me)!
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