Every Minute of every hour of every day my friend.
So Agree my irish friend!hug those dogs 4 us!:)
Though some days are hard... I thank God every day that I am clean and sober. Congrats...Ibizan!! You are an inspiration to us all!!!
Thank u so much.......each hour,, each day ,,has been worth the difficulty....and the time has gone fast!i say to ppl who've been drinking/drugging for years....has the time gone fast?Invariably they say yes...and i reply if u do nothing @urself and remain as u r w/this...the next number of years will go even quicker!hmmmmm eh?:)
I too am grateful every second of the day to be sober, to have choices, to have met such wonderful friends here, to have my 4 legged babies snoring beside me, to feel things again, even the sorrow in losing my beloved boy, my children and the other loves of my life, my grandbabies, I am so grateful to be really living now, not just existing~~
This also reminds me of a night i was working and this guy comes in that i used to party with. He was going on and on to this other guy about how noone could drink whiskey like i could. I stood there for a bit and butted in and said that girl doesnt live here anymore. Years back that would of been the ultimate compliment but i dont want to be remembered for that anymore. I plan on making a difference in this world~~~
I'm so Grateful to not be drinking, every morning I wake up and feel well I'm Grateful. I do not think I would be where I'm at right now in dealing with the passing of sam if I was drinking.. I'm Grateful I have not diminished her memory in this way.. I do not miss being embarrassed in front of my children our husband for something I barely if at all remember the night before..I'm Grateful I stopped.. lesa
WOW!Way cool!love to read the gratitude here...and sarah years ago i used to be quite proud of the fact that i could drink anyone under the table and outsmoke them w/the pot.....WHEW!We Do Recover!!!!!:)
How awesome! I had a similar experience at my boyfriend's brothers wedding a few weekends ago. One girl was throwing things, hitting people and just basically exhibiting the exact awful behaviors that I used to when I was drunk. Luckily for her, people around her took it in stride and everyone stayed safe that night. But I was so grateful to God that at least for that happy weekend, it wasn't me being the "bad" drunk. Glad to hear the same happened to you! I never used to be grateful, I actually used to be envious of people who were able to drink. But today I know I am just not wired the same way.
This has been the best part of my life!!!
Sarah my friend, you have made a big difference in this world, in my world and many many others. Thank you for all you do!
Such a fine group of recovering bro and sisters here....bro being our FozzyPoohbear!:)
I know the difference you make in my life everyday Sara.. If your objective is to help just one you have succeeded Thank you ! But I know for a fact you have helped so many more then just 1 It seems my compassionate Friend You have and Are making a difference for so many !! sending my love and admiration for 1 Beautiful Lady !! lesa
20,937 posts!!! I think it's safe to say you have touched the lives of many! Awesome work!
Kinda makes my 938 look teenie tiny! ha ha
I am working on 15 years.
I am thankful each and every day that I quit. I too have seen people acting stupid while falling down drunk, I am thankful every single day that I don't do that anymore. My family is grateful as well.
When I was drinking I could not seem to go anywhere without having a drink or taking some with me or cutting things short so I could go get a shot.
Quiting was the hardest thing I have ever done, also one of the smartest.
Quitting was a challenge indeed.........the first two years were the most rollercoastish......the real WORK is staying stopped!Thx for posting....hope 2 c more of u here:)!
Nice to see you on here!
You have always been one of my biggest supporters and i thank you~~