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Old 08-19-2017, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The little things...

It really it the little things that I'm finding so nice in sobriety...

This morning I went out for a pre-dawn run, and the star-lit sky was so unusually beautiful that it made me stop and pause. A Cheshire cat grinning crescent moon, with Venus overhead, and beautiful, almost otherworldly clouds swirling. I had to acknowledge the simple fact that a year ago this would have been lost on me, because I would have been passed out on the couch.

I'm in the process of moving to a new house, and unlike moves in the past (I move a lot...nomad feelings in my blood), I am not reeling with anxiety and frustration. I can attack the move with plans in place, and a calm conviction. Because I'm sober.

The list goes on and on, as I'm sure it does for many of you as well. Just wanted to share to my sober community.
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Old 08-19-2017, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like you have a lot of gratitude.

Good luck with your move!
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

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Old 08-19-2017, 06:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It really is the little things in life that give me such delight. Like watching my dogs sniff a scent on our walks. The drinking me was always too drunk or too sick to walk the dogs. Not any more! They get regular walks and the exercise and fresh air and sunshine do us all a world of good.
I'd rather live in my car with my dogs than live in a castle without them.

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Old 08-19-2017, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing that tnek - have a good weekend.

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