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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by PaigeB » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:29 pm

Tasman1 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:15 pm
I’ve been sober a week too!

I’ve been in and out of AA for about 18 years, managed to get some months and years of sobriety. The last couple of years I have not been good to me. As predicted, each relapse has brought a new low. I am lucky as still have husband, house and job and have not been in trouble with the law.

It’s nice to be back on this forum, it is a good in between meetings/catch up with sponsor to remind me.

Thanks for still being here =biggrin
Welcome back Tas! (HUG)

We don't shoot our wounded so keep coming back - no matter what you might think others think! You sound alot like me... I know that when I found this Forum and came back every day to read and write in Daily Reflections, my LIFE changed. I was really thinking more about AA and the way my disease acted - throughout the day. That is how I drank, so that is how I work my program. I used to joke that I was the most prayer atheist anyone might meet! LOL, but seriously ~ I guess I became sort of a "contemplative" - like a lonely Poet. hahaha. But it became even more true as the years have gone on. And though I may not be "in prayer" like a monk, I have become quite practiced in meditation and in taking my own inventory. Heaven Knows that I spent most of my years blaming others all day everyday and the switch I have made to contemplating AA is a kinder gentler Me.

I hope you can find what I have found. :)
Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have - the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them. page 124 BB

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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by PaigeB » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:33 pm

January 26th
RIGOROUS HONESTY

Who wishes to be rigorously honest and tolerant?
Who wants to confess his faults to another and make restitution for harm done?
Who cares anything about a Higher Power, let alone meditation and prayer?
Who wants to sacrifice time and energy in trying to carry A.A.'s message to the next sufferer?
No, the average alcoholic, self-centered in the extreme, doesn't care for this prospect — unless he has to do these things in order to stay alive himself.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS. p. 24

I am an alcoholic. If I drink I will die.
My, what power, energy, and emotion this simple statement generates in me! But it's really all I need to know for today.
Am I willing to stay alive today?
Am I willing to stay sober today?
Am I willing to ask for help and am I willing to be a help to another suffering alcoholic today?
Have I discovered the fatal nature of my situation?
What must I do, today, to stay sober?

From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. Inc.
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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by Tasman1 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:23 pm

Thanks Paige!

12 days now =biggrin
Took me a while to log back in as I got locked in a circular password nightmare.

All good now, just off to a meeting

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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by Rafita » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:24 am

Tasman1 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:15 pm
I’ve been sober a week too!

I’ve been in and out of AA for about 18 years, managed to get some months and years of sobriety. The last couple of years I have not been good to me. As predicted, each relapse has brought a new low. I am lucky as still have husband, house and job and have not been in trouble with the law.

It’s nice to be back on this forum, it is a good in between meetings/catch up with sponsor to remind me.

Thanks for still being here =biggrin
Hi there Tasman! That’s amazing, and it’s great that you have a sponsor too! I’ve been around for about the same amount of time as you, and even if it’s difficult to get to a meeting in person it’s so good to know there is always support here. Lots of love to you and God bless!

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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by Rafita » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:26 am

Hi everyone =biggrin
I’m proud to announce that I picked up my one month chip last night at the meeting! 32 days today!!!

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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by Jojo2 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:07 am

Rafita wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:26 am
Hi everyone =biggrin
I’m proud to announce that I picked up my one month chip last night at the meeting! 32 days today!!!

Well done, Rachel.

That's brilliant news.

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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by Spirit Flower » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:31 am

Yay Rachel!
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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by Mike O » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:09 am

Well done, Rachel.

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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by JQuick72 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:40 pm

Day 8 today for me !

I got through my first weekend, which I knew was gonna be the hardest test and am glad to say I’m 8 days sober .

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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by avaneesh912 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:44 pm

Welcome back. Hope you are getting all the support to help you in the recovery.
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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by PaigeB » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:09 pm

JQuick72 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Day 8 today for me !

I got through my first weekend, which I knew was gonna be the hardest test and am glad to say I’m 8 days sober .
Congrats on getting that behind you! You never have to do it again - unless you have other plans! :mrgreen:
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Re: One Week Sober Today!

Post by Lavender » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:22 am

Wow what an achievement. Every day without alcohol for an alcoholic is a good day.
I remember when I was just getting sober. I was scared shirtless and I think it was that fear that I might fail again which kept me going until I worked the steps and made a deeper connection with my Creator.
Good luck and well done. Keep doing what you are doing as it's clearly working.
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