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Old 06-06-2013, 12:33 AM
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I notice how giving pople are, and how self centered drinking made me.
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A lot of young sober people have a lot more wisdom then I do and I learn from them even though I'm much older.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:10 PM
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I take better care of my belongings such as my laptop and phone. I don't drop them constantly and wake up to find them outside.
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My one day bender was not the bliss or quick escape I thought it would be.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:20 PM
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i notice the present moment. (although it's not a little thing).
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:25 PM
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I notice that I really do have the ability to think something through before acting.
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when I got into recovery, I would be sittin at a meeting staring out the window. did that for quite a while.
when someone approached me concerned about it, I said,"nothing wrong. its just that ive loved the outdoors my whole life and never noticed all the shades of green out there and im in awe every time I look."

today I was able to get out and take a nice 80 mile ride on my bike.
all them shades of green still amaze me.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by EternalQ View Post
So many LITTLE things make me so happy now.
Today I noticed....

Today I noticed how soft my dog's belly is!

You? What little thing have you noticed?

Today I noticed I can be a leader, without my anxiety or self doubt holding me back like it used to when I drank. I have come a long way, and I feel very proud and thankful that I got another chance at a real life. I dont plan on ever taking it for granted!!! Nice thread, great idea.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:09 PM
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How much better I feel getting behind the wheel since sobriety.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:28 PM
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My father.

Before deciding to quit, I resented him sooo bad. He's someone I've always feared, but looked up to. I knew I had to keep him at a distance from my drinking, simply because I knew if it came down to it, I'd never speak to him again if my drinking came into discussion.

Now that I'm sober (which I haven't exactly told him yet), I've started to notice that the man isn't the d***head I always had him pegged as... And that yes, he actually does respect me and my opinions, even if we rarely see eye-to-eye. And it's something that I really look forward to: Getting to actually know the man, rather than keeping him at arm's length.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:05 PM
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Ive noticed I actually sleep the whole night through. Cant remember how long its been..
Ive noticed no more anxiety attacks in public & I want to be outside
Ive noticed far less levels of emotional turmoil
Ive noticed still hands
Ive noticed people say Im looking well
Ive noticed I can be funny sober
Ive noticed I like to cook
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:48 PM
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Spending more time with my kids
I dont have a feeling of dread or health concerns all day
I havent felt irregular heartbeat since I quit
my hands and feet are not puffy
My eyes have been newly opened.. I noticed today how beautiful it is outside right now
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:22 PM
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I notice what a difference it makes to wash your face before going to bed. I used to pass out on the couch and stumble into bed without doing it. My skin already looks better. I notice how lucky I am to have a loving husband--who even cooks. I notice how impatient and childish I am when learning something new (cooking) and want to change that. I notice how much better my face looks after only one week sober. I notice that people usually do mean the best.

I notice a strange feeling at first I couldn't identify. It is calmness. I can't remember the last time I felt this centered.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:39 PM
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I notice everyone has problems... not just me!
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:11 PM
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I like being more calm now happy that the anxiety is gone.
Going to the gym who new that I like it so much...
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:26 PM
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The anxiety everyday, depression and constantly thinking. Felt like I was crazy..I enjoy my mental peace now, I smile a lot and I am being nicer to people..
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:57 PM
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The little things for me are the meetings I attend where people speak the exact things I need to hear... it just amazes me because I can feel down about something, and one person will tell the story I need to hear to cheer me up and or answer my concerns.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:39 PM
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I remember at first I noticed not everyone was out to get me lol
then I noticed not everyone hated me
and then I noticed some people like me
and then I noticed I like people!
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I noticed that I really don't need my glasses as much as I thought I did. My vision is pretty clear now that I'm sober.
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