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Tipping the scales: when sobriety outweighs being drunk

Old 04-01-2015, 01:54 PM
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Big you deserve every gift your sobriety brings you.
It is so inspiring and so lovely to see you living the life you deserve!
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:55 PM
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Amen BigS, that's the truth right there ! Couldn't have said it any better, plainer or more inspirational !
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Just a big fat thankyou...x
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Originally Posted by bigsombrero View Post

Achieving all the benefits of sobriety is a marathon. Okay, maybe a half-marathon. But it's not a sprint. I didn't get a box of prizes in my mailbox each morning (I checked)...but what I did receive was a series of small rewards that slowly built up. NOW, a lifetime of sobriety certainly outweighs a few hours of being drunk. It didn't happen overnight, but it didn't take forever, either. Stick with it folks. These early days and months are so hard, but little by little your life will become a lot more exciting and worthwhile.

Thank you, Big Sombrero. Your posts are always wise and encouraging. This is one of your finest and an encouraging message for all of us, wherever we are on this journey.
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Great post, thank you.
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Thank you so much for the inspiring post, bigsombrero. You said it well and it's all so true. In sobriety, anything is possible.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:34 PM
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Great post, and very inspiring, bigsombrero!
Congrats on your progress!
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:56 PM
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Wonderful post, thank you!

P.S. Already did the volcano thingy. :p
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:01 AM
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Big thanks from me for that post, I needed to read that today. I'm just over 50 days sober, my second longest period, and was starting to feel in the doldrums a bit. Your post moved me out of it.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:35 AM
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Thank you, Big Sombrero! That was a really useful and helpful post for me.

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Reading your post was a great way to start my day, BigS! Thank you for giving us newcomers hope!
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:07 AM
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Thank you, BigSombrero. Very well written!
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:42 AM
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Inspiring!
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Best.post.ever.
Thank you for writing it!
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:53 AM
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Love the post! Thanks.

3 months sober and it's getting better.

Slowly finding out who I am, getting back to things I love: music, singing, the outdoors--those things are like therapy for me and just keep me going one day at a time :-)
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:00 PM
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Wow. Just wow.
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:48 AM
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This is exactly the kind of post I needed to read. Thank you.
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Fantastic, motivating post! Thanks for sharing.
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