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Old 09-14-2014, 10:37 AM
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If I look for it ...

There is a message in everything that happens ... if I look for it. In order to be able to look for it, I must be aware and present. I must look beyond my own self-interests, get out of myself and my own head, and allow myself to learn. I had a relapse three weeks ago, after 88 days of sobriety; after a while of beating myself up, self-hatred and self-pity, I cast those feelings aside and really looked it as a learning experience. Ironically, one night of drunkenness served as a foundation on which to move forward. I never want to go back there ... I guess I needed one more reminder. Now, back at three weeks, I am much stronger in my sobriety than I was before that slip. I am committed to changing my life and to do whatever I must in order to live a happy, sober life. S#!t happens and I can either learn from it and take steps forward, or I can allow it to drag me back to a place that I don't want to be. That part is up to me. I choose life, I choose sobriety. It's not easy, but it sure is simple. One day at a time ...
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I am much stronger in my sobriety than I was before that slip. I am committed to changing my life and to do whatever I must in order to live a happy, sober life. S#!t happens and I can either learn from it and take steps forward, or I can allow it to drag me back to a place that I don't want to be. That part is up to me. I choose life, I choose sobriety. It's not easy, but it sure is simple. One day at a time ...
I hear you Holly. I understand that determination. You rise up after being knocked down...and it's crystal clear.

Eye of the Tiger. I hear the Rocky music somewhere : )

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Excellent outlook! Onward and upward!
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Fantastic stuff Holly!!
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Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger - YouTube

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There is a saying in far east that loosely translates as "If I fall seven times, I come back on my eighth." That's the spirit hokey!
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Katy Perry - Roar (Official) - YouTube

I find this inspirational as well ... who'd have thunk? LOL
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Ya..that guy in the jaunty beret looks badazz! lol

Like Apollo says "ya gotta get that look back, ya gotta go back to the beginning .."

Rocky 3 - The Eye of the Tiger - YouTube
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