Thank you Lord for seeing me through this wonderful year of sobriety! Thank you for showing me the way to your narrow path of peace and off the wide path of destruction! Your peace and love that is beyond all understanding fills my soul and guides my spirit to your amazing truth. Jesus is Lord! I am his willing vessel and am grateful for the salve that has been placed on my eyes so that I can truly see Him!!!
Celebrating one year clean and sober today!!! Only by the grace of God am I able to say, “I am free, finally free!”. ~ Sobriety Matters
Sobriety = Freedom
Free from the obsession, free from the pain, free to enjoy the rainbow and the rain!
Yes!! 6 months sober today! Woohoo! I love sobriety so much. I’ve saved so much money not drinking I am going out and buying a memory foam bed today! Yes, it is important to reward yourself for your accomplishments. Also, now I get to start dreaming about the next reward on that comfortable bed (I’ve been sleeping on an air mattress)! Life IS good!
If you have just one glitter-sized speck of hope and want help…you will find it!
~ Sobriety Matters
Thanks for following, I wanted to send you a note but you don’t have that activated yet. Your road to recovery will be a journey full of discovery. I drank for 38 years and have been sober almost 6 months. I started this blog 8 days after I got sober. It helps a lot!
Things do get easier, like you said, surround yourself with sober, positive people. It is amazing how small, subtle changes in your life with turn things in a hugely different direction!
I am really proud of you for choosing to get sober. It is a life full of gifts and wonderful adventures. Sure, life still happens. I am just better equipped to handle it now. For me, every 24-hours is a full and wonderful life. I love it this way!
Welcome aboard and keep coming back!
~ Sobriety Matters
So, it is a brand new day in a brand new month and soon I will be celebrating 6 months of sobriety! That is quite an achievement for someone who dedicated 38 years to pouring poison down her throat.
Life is ever so much better now. Yeah, sometimes I get pissed because I can’t be like “normal” people and drink once in a while. I just can’t, I’m an alcoholic. I have a disease that tells me I don’t have a disease and I am completely defenseless over taking that FIRST drink. I don’t stay mad about it because life is so much better without alcohol and its destructive qualities.
Gladly, I live my life in 24-hr. segments and just for today, I promise myself that I won’t drink. I don’t listen to the little lie in the back of my head that tells me, “Oh, just one little glass of wine won’t hurt you!”.
One little glass of wine turns to a bottle of wine that turns to a 12-pack of beer, that turns to a fifth of whiskey that turns to weeks, then years, of insanity. We all know that the definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. I’m pretty sure if I ever drink again, it will kill me.
Today, I am doing things differently. I am living my life fully (not just existing with the obsession of that “next drink”). So many gifts have come my way and I don’t mean material things.
I have deeper relationships, mostly. So many things are getting accomplished. When I drank I used to be bored to tears and depressed (alcohol is a depressant, imagine that!). I don’t have to worry about hiding the fact that I am drinking too much, I have lots more money (because I am not wasting it on poison). I don’t stink all the time! The list goes on and on…there are way more benefits to staying sober than to caving in to a disease that kills.
The best part of being in recovery is my spiritual life. Alcoholism is as much a spiritual disease as it is a physical addiction. We try to fill that hole in our soul with something called a “spirit”. And it is not a Godly spirit, I can assure you. Name one time that you can remember someone shouting, “Hey, isn’t this great, look how much I have accomplished, and I owe it all to alcohol!”.
Day by day, I am seeing things more clearly. And you know what, I wouldn’t trade this life for any other!
Thanks for letting me share!