Reminds me of the promises of AA
Originally Posted by gettingsmarter
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.
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.