Discussion in 'General Off Topic Forums' started by johnny_fever, Feb 15, 2007.
Congratulations, good friend!
Congratulations, Raj! Keep it up!
31 years and counting, only counting one day at a time.
Great work! God bless.
Nice string of days. Keep em going!
Thirty years ago today, I encountered a group of random individuals who assured me life could be pretty good if I would follow a few simple instructions. Several of them had been around varying numbers of years, but I seriously doubted my ability to do what they had done. Then a young man shared that he had been clean and sober for 30 days thanks to doing what these folks suggested. In that moment I found genuine hope and started down a new path that only had to be traveled one day at a time. Many thanks to all the people I've encountered along the way. Life certainly is pretty good.
Congrats on the thirty years, stish!
I now have a support group of friends, some with 30+ years and most in the 20 year range. What I have found is that above all, they are content and serene, which is something I needed and wanted. They accepted me for who I am and have kept me in the middle of the herd giving me a new sense of purpose in life. And for that I will forever be grateful.
I think you nailed it! "keeping me in the middle of the herd giving me a new sense of purpose in life"
Me too! Always the exception, always the scared outsider, always cynical, then I hit my bottom.
Now a part of, not apart from, now able to accept myself and others, for the first time in my life, a true member of a community.
Herd? Sometimes I call AA my tribe. And what a wonderful herd/tribe we be!
Tonight I picked up the coin that had twice eluded me since my first meeting in 09. Great lead as well. When I went to take the pic, this CD case just happened to be sitting out. Thanks for helping me out, life is much better and easier since I quit drinking. Keep on keepin on and thoughts and prayers to those who are still suffering.
216 days. Took me way too long. Easily the smartest thing I've ever done, except for marrying my wife.
Way to go guys. I just made 6 years. I look back and a regret I have is that I waited so long to do the right thing.
My marriage is extraordinary, but getting sober was more important. They don't call it the first step for nothing!
Without sobriety, nothing in my life would have integrity.
Without my wife, and daughter, there's an excellent chance I wouldn't have gotten sober. And a decent chance I'd be dead. I needed inspiration, and getting sober for me alone was not getting it done.
I get it!
Take what you want and leave the rest. Whatever works works.
I made past the 7 year mark on August 10...forgot to update the thread.
I'm back to smoking cigarettes, though....damn it anyway.
13 years... one day at a time.
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