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Old 04-01-2014, 09:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A year sober


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A year ago i was beat. Close friends were talking of not if but when i would be the next casualty of this insidious condition called alcoholism.
I had run out of answers and i had run out of booze.
In a moment of clarity, i realized that i didn't want to be remembered as that nice hopeless drunk that never quite 'got it'.
That i had more than that to offer and things that i had not yet tried.
People had begged me to make changes, go to ANY lengths, take advice and cultivate some gratitude. My arrogance and rebellion always won the day.
My alcoholism and my pride walked hand in hand and i was following wherever they led.
I decided that my survival depended upon my having the humility to take direction, make changes and help others.
Thank you S/R for being instrumental in my recovery and D for nudging (perhaps that's elbowing!) me back on track when i needed it.
To newcomers.
WE are all worth it and can be the people that we dream of being.
Just never give up trying and one day...just stay.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks, Gary, for the story and the inspiration. And congratulations.
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Amazing!!! congratulations on a whole year wow!!!!! very inspirational post.
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