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Old 11-11-2017, 09:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Amends are scary

Amends are freeing.

Today I made an incredible, scary amends. It could have opened risk of personal reputation, risk to my marriage, my job, legal trouble.

But I reached out and did it regardless and...

I was given forgiveness.

It brings tears to my eyes and a weight off my heart.

Amends can be terrifying. The scarier, the more freeing.

Happy sober Saturday everyone.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well done. I found them scary but then liberating too.

Big weights off us. Onwards with a light heart.
Gratefully sober since June 2010.
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:52 AM   #3 (permalink)

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Well done freeowl, I'm on the making amends journey myself so I can relate to it being scary. I've done a few now, and I find each time I do one I gain and grow. It's about clearing away the wreckage of our past. It's truly a humbling experience and I think we gain in some humility. It's a step that needs to be done.
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like a thousand pounds just fell off you.
I second the "Well done freeowl"
"There's almost as many terms and gradations for drinkers like us as there are stars in the sky.

All the study in the world - and all the subjective hierarchies - won't get people sober. . .

Only action can do that."

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