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Old 11-25-2012, 08:21 AM
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I used to drag myself out of bed and hate the morning.

Now I wake up make a nice cup of tea and notice how pretty it is outside early in the morning.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:02 AM
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No matter how tired I am, no matter how little sleep I've had...I can spring right out of bed without any problem when my alarm goes off!
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:33 PM
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I notice that I have more space to choose how I react to people and situations.
And that my choices in those moments are healthier ones.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:11 PM
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I actually get excited about tomorrow!!! When i'm drinking i dread tomorrow. I always knew that a brutal hangover was assured, and i would do nothing all day but lay in an emotional nightmare. Now anything is possible! The future is exciting!!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:21 PM
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I notice how kind and loving my sisters want to be with me.
When I was drinking I wouldn't let them close enough to notice.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:50 PM
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I little thing I notice on a daily basis is that I'm not ashamed to look in the mirror.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:29 PM
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The things that made me soooo angry are really not worth bothering about nor those that made me angry - my life now is my choice :-)
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:42 PM
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It's really nice to be able to get in the car at any time of night or day, whether for an errand or an emergency, and not have to even think about "Am I legal to drive".
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:58 AM
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I noticed what a despicable person I was/am.

Which isn't a good thing to feel, but isn't a bad thing to know.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:43 AM
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Today I woke up at 8:30 am on a Sunday, feeling refreshed. That would never happen while drinking.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:53 AM
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I noticed how much more productive I am now I'm not falling asleep for hours and wasting the day away.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:34 PM
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:09 AM
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Last night I wrapped a few Christmas gifts and they were all neat and tidy and pretty, other years I've wrapped them with a bottle of wine at hand and they looked like something that had been wrapped by a 2 yr old.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:10 PM
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When I took the dog out the last time for the night, I noticed it was cold enough to see my breath. First time this year. So I sang the song "The First Noelle" out in the yard.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:44 PM
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I can't sleep and the dog wanted to go out. So when I took him out about 2 am, the air was completely still, and the cloud cover which we've had for a week, had lifted, revealing a spectacular night sky. There were so many stars twinkling. They looked like glowing Christmas balls, suspended in different lengths from a rich indigo cathedral ceiling. We stayed out a long time.

This would not have been noticed if I'd been drinking. I was never in the present moment, never content, never felt the inner abundance that I do now. I never felt I had as much of a place on the planet as anyone else. I do now. There is a place for me here, now.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:42 PM
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I am MUCH more patient with my Grandson.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:50 PM
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I saw a field of snow geese today on the drive to my daughters.
I loved the big fluffy snowflakes hitting the windshield.
I took the dog out at 1:15 am and there was a flock of geese in the sky, honking.
I loved the sparkling ice on the bush's branches.
Life is beautiful, sober.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:43 AM
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Is it weird that this thread made me teary? I am still in day one so maybe I am just overly emotional, but reading this has made me even more regretful of all I've missed drinking and afraid I'll never have it again. Part of me fears I will always feel like I do today.

I'm really glad for all of you and your success.
Day One SUCKS. Day Two SUCKS. It gets better. IT GETS BETTER. HANG IN THERE!!!!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:04 PM
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I notice I can see my breath in the cold air at night.
I notice nobody cares that I do not drink.
I notice others are in worse pain then I am.
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I notice that often things are not the way I thought they were.
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