Getting up everyday and reminding myself there is a God and it ain't me. And trying to be a Part of instead of Better Than has brought me to place somewhere between. F**k, Fight.or go for your Gun and Find God ,Clean House, and Help Others.I'm sure not a saint but I've been happy enough with who I am so that I haven't had to use for 17 yrs today. Thanks to y,all for being there when I needed ya. Frank
sober well i worked hard at it 19 years and just like everyone else i'm only human i'm starting over someone may say after all that time i wouldnt have f-k up well it can happen i hope it dont like i said i'm only human but good job to all of you and your step's keep it up hugs to all of ya
WELL MY STORY IS KINDA LIKE A ROLLER COASTER I DID DRUGS FOR YEARS AND NEVER GOT TO ENJOY THE REAL FUN IN LIFE TILL I GAVE THEM UP. THAT WAS OVER 6 YEARS AGO. NEVER WAS A DRINKER UNTIL A FEW MONTHS AGO AND STARTED THAT JUST SOCIALLY AND GOT A LITTLE OUT OF CONTROL EVEN RODE MY BIKE KINDA DRUNK A FEW TIMES BUT HAVE STOPPED THAT IN DEC. NOW I ONLY DRINK A FEW WHEN OUT WITH FRIENDS AND NEVER NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE. I LOVE MY FREEDOM AND MY BIKE TO MUCH TO LET DRINKING COME BETWEEN THEM SO NOW I AM FREE TO HAVE A BIKE AND THE FUN THINGS LIFE HAS TO OFFER AND WILL NEVER LET AN ADDICTION COME BETWEEN ANY OF THEM. A BEER NOW AND THEN IS OK IF AND I DO SAY IF YOU CAN STOP AT THAT AND NOT HAVE AN ATTITUDE WHEN YOU DO DRINK BUT IF YOU CAN'T DON'T DO IT AT ALL. DRUGS WERE MY DOWN FALL SO I DON'T TIOUCH THEM OR HANG OUT AROUND PEOPLE THAT DO CAUSE I KNOW WHERE MY WEEKNESS LIE. WISH I HAD KNOW ABOUT THE METTING IN NYC I WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE WITH YOU GUYS. JUST FOUND THIS THREAD TODAY WILL CHECK BACK HERE MORE OFTEN LATER MAMA
Today is the actual Day, huh Tree!!! Again many congrats, love to share our experience, strength, and hope!!! There is a midnight meeting on Friday but what time are you getting there tree? Let's just take it one minute at a time. Have a great B-Day today!!!!
We can certainly have our own meeting and I'm looking forward to it. When are you arriving LadyKat? I should be at the hotel by 3:00pm Friday afternoon. I'm going to call the hotline when I get there for any meetings within walking distance of the hotel and times. but again, there will be enough of us to have our own and my room will be available if need be. Happy 5th Tree, love my sober brothers and sisters!
I got some snow and ice last night. Wanna come down and throw down some salt for me...lol. Hey I WILL be going to NYC again. So if you and Babygirl are there and there is talk of a mtg or inpromptu gathering of us sober types be sure to let me know. If you or baby girl use my handle and give me a yell at that site I will give my cell number for purposes of mtg.
Way to go Tree!!!
I'd like to share my one of my favorites...
Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power...
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
Ladykat610 write: thanks for sharing that story with us Foxy. Tree way to go. The amends we make in life are not necessarily to those that injured us. Just changing the way we act to all is a far greater amends. Good job! Kat
Yeah its about amends , and gratitude!
Congats! 2 mor days and I celebrate 5 years...!!!! That is a miracle!
And that is what the gratitude is about~
I have been sober for over 4 years and during this time I have come to appreciate life. I was actually homeless living on the street over 4 years ago. I just wanted to come into a shelter just to get inside that was warm. Then a transformation happened and I am where I am today, closer to my higher power, living life sober, have a thriving business and putting on one of the largest rallies in Texas.
It hasn't been easy but its worth it. Living life sober sures reduces stress, complications and repossessions (lol). It increases my quality of life and makes me more considerate and appreciative of everything and everyone around me. It has not been easy at times but my faith (which has grown in this program) has walked me through each adversity.
I will state with certainty, this life is better than anything I have experienced prior. I wish everyone could have what I have but until we are ready we will only receive what we are openminded enough to receive. Peace.
thanks for sharing that story with us Foxy. Tree way to go. The amends we make in life are not necessarily to those that injured us. Just changing the way we act to all is a far greater amends. Good job!