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Old 08-15-2012, 11:34 PM
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Because I am sober today I am able to work twelve hour shifts and not go into withdrawal.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:59 PM
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Because I am sober today, I am free to plan for a happy,.healthy future. Wow.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:07 PM
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Because I was sober tonite, I was able to drive to a concert tonite and drive home after, late, and never have a thought or worry about it. Not one. And I had lots of fun, too.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:09 PM
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Because i am sober i am free to call my family without having to worry if they thought i was drunk. or trying to pretend i had remembered what i last said to them
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Because I am sober, today I am free to not have to choose between taking care of myself and doing other things that need to be done after work.

Tonight I had time to go to a debate after work. I still had time to get a 45 minute walk and eat a short dinner before starting to wind down for the overnight hours.

I never would have been able to do all of those things a few months ago. In fact, I likely wouldn't have done any of those things. I probably was drinking instead.

I am so thankful that those days wasted, those wasted days, are over.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:42 PM
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Because I am sober I was free to drive ninety mins home from a dinner party stone sober with NO worries.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:13 PM
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Because I am sober, I am free to know that the plans I am making for tomorrow will not be canceled by me because of a drinking related hangover, migraine, helplessness, or shame.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:41 PM
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Because I'm sober, I am free to...

1. Not have those dark raccoon circles under my eyes when I wake up.
2. Be hydrated from water (never used the bathroom this much when I was drinking) LOL
3. Get a good night's rest without having the fan on because I was suffering through hot flashes from withdrawal
4. See that there is still money in the bank
5. Most important - have my daughter say 'mommy I trust you'
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:06 PM
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Wake up feeling good.
Not throw up white foam.
Go outside and greet neighbors.
Get my daughter out to wait for the bus early instead of late then blame the driver.
Cook breakfast.
Do the laundry. Hang on the line and take it down on the same day.
Talk to an addict friend on the phone and be really glad about it.
Take a shower without feeling like I'll fall over if I don't get out and sit down.
Look at myself in the mirror without cringing.
Cook dinner and eat as a family.
Help someone out because I am not so burnt out I, "just can't deal with it".
Tickle my daughter , make her laugh.

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:36 PM
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Because I am sober today, I am free to make plans for a future that I can now believe in.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:55 PM
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Because I am sober today, I can maintain the routine of my life! (work, car, laundry, bills...).

When I was drinking, the only one of those I kept up with, was work, and even then I called out for bad hangovers.

The rest of those things were a total mess, at best.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:04 PM
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Because I was sober today, I was free to clean up the glass I broke safely.
If I was drunk I wouldve cut myself or just decided not to clean it up at all till I was sober! Just ridiculous.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:43 PM
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Because I am sober, today I was free to have people in my home, without feeling terrified or ashamed. And I was free to take an afternoon nap today, not because I had to, but hecause I could! It was great!
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:54 PM
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Drive to work and not get a DUI or even worry about it!
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:32 AM
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Because I am sober I am free to: appreciate every little thing that I took for granted before. Like my dog's soft belly. He gets a lot more belly rubs now.
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Because I am sober today, I am free to feel and express anger, especially when it comes unexpectedly.

I don't have to drink anger away. Just because I have a very strong urge to drink, it doesn't mean I am bad.

It just means I have hit a very uncomfortable spot.

If I don't drink, then I will be forced to handle these feelings.

I refuse to turn my anger at someone else on to myself and hurt myself by drinking. That's a start.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:54 PM
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I am free to be the daughter and mother I was meant to be.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:07 PM
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Because I am sober today, I am free from worry. At least for the moment.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:53 PM
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I am free to stay up late! Even though I won't, and Ian free to drive whenever wherever I want. I am also free to remember conversations And free to think before I speak.
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Today I am free to pray to the God of my understanding and not be too ashamed to talk to her.
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