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Old 11-21-2013, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It's been a cool ride


Coming up on 5 months...the last month has flown. Sobriety is like throwing a bunch of seed down on fresh soil in the spring....every day I wake up and something else is starting to peek up and come to life. Today I was just washing dishes and I realized "I am happy". It's so much the little things, but there are so many of them, and I have so much gratitude. I am grateful that I stayed the course, that I waited to see what was around the corner. I couldn't believe that I could live without it...how could I watch tv, enjoy a weekend, see a season change, look forward to a holiday..never, never, never. I can't believe it, everything people here told me to believe in happened. I am sleeping, I feel better, I look better, I am starting to trust that this is real because it is. I can see that those seeds that I scattered tentatively not too long ago are beginning to put down roots and stretch for the sun. Just wanted to thank everyone here so much for the amazing support and honesty and strength, I have been so helped and inspired by everyone here !
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats on the up coming 5 mo! I really like your post, I'm feeling the same.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats Jaynie :-)

I echo your sentiments lovely . I'm right behind you at 5 months on Thursday .
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Congrats on 5 months that is mammoth. Just keep on rolling!!!
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Jaynie, your post is so inspiring! I'm off to scatter some seeds...
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Firstly, congratulations Jaynie! It's so nice to start to LIVE again.
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Jaynie Appleseed? I like it

Congrats on 5 months

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Old 11-21-2013, 11:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Congratulations Jaynie...what a lovely post. So pleased you're starting to really feel the benefits of sobriety x
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Awesome, congrats indeed ! Well done Jaynie !
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Congrats at 5 months Jaynie I am so happy for you! I can definately relate to how you are feeling, when I first started out I didn't think I would ever feel that way.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Congrats on five months!

It does feel good. I know that, "I am happy", feeling. I remember the first time I was watching TV and I full out belly laughed. I sort of shocked myself. Like wow, that felt good...lol

Now I am laughing and smiling all the time. I guess more than I even know as people always comment on how much I smile and laugh. I guess I really am a jolly person. I have a quick wit with some sarcastic humor through in that causes others to laugh with me which in turn makes me even more happy...lol

Keep on, keeping on!
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thank you, Jaynie. I loved this post!!!
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What a beautiful post jaynie!!!! For me everything fell into place at 5 months. You're about to start reaping your rewards for all that hard work. Very proud of you. If you were a Ben and Jerry's flavor you'd be, "saney jaynie's sober sorbet"
Congrats my friend
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Congratulations Jaynie - you deserve this! I am inspired by you. Thanks!
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Sobriety is like throwing a bunch of seed down on fresh soil in the spring....every day I wake up and something else is starting to peek up and come to life . . . those seeds that I scattered tentatively not too long ago are beginning to put down roots and stretch for the sun
Amazing . . . great stuff!!
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Congrats Jaynie! Doesn't sobriety rock? The more you stick with it the more that becomes apparent.

You've helped a lot of people here too, including me

I love this place, that's what it's all about!
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Congrats my friend, and thank you for the lovely post!

Yes, yes, yes...the first time you realize that you are really, organically, happy.

Way, way better than any high that booze or drugs can give you. And the best part is that it sticks around all on its own.

Big hugs and congrats to you!!
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:35 AM   #19 (permalink)
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You worked damn hard for this. Relish every bliss filled moment.

You are an inspiration Lucy.

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Congratulations! What an achievement. Your post is beautifully written and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your strength and giving me hope x
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