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Old 04-19-2019, 09:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by gettingsmarter View Post
I can handle my problems now instead of piling them up in front of me with another drink.

I'm not hungover everyday. Life is such a freaking drudge when hungover. Any responsibility no matter how small felt like a huge undertaking to get done or even started for that matter.

I enjoy so many things now. Alcohol was so powerful that I ended up giving up everything that I enjoyed. I am still refinding these things 4 years later.

People trust that I am going to do what I say.

I could write a book about all the positive ways my life has gotten better.

Quitting was by far the best thing I could have ever done.
Reminds me of the promises of AA

Promise 1: We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness

Promise 2: We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

Promise 3: We will comprehend the word serenity.

Promise 4: We will know peace.

Promise 5: No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

Promise 6: The feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.

Promise 7: We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

Promise 8: Self-seeking will slip away.

Promise 9: Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

Promise 10: Fear of people and economic insecurity will leave us.

Promise 11: We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

Promise 12: We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

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