Jul 11 2009

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Celebrating My Sobriety Today!

icon not text smaller article intro iconAs I come to close of July 11, 2009, I have had a blessed day and I’m full of gratitude today! I just made 6 yrs. clean and sober! That doesn’t sound like much, but for a woman like me it is something I once never thought would be possible. My life today is absolutely wonderful.

The gift of sobriety is by far the most precious gift I have accepted in my  life. Before sobriety, I had nothing, I lost everything that mattered…today with sobriety I have everything I could have dreamed and hoped for in my life and more. Living sober is not always easy, life still happens. I’ve learned so much and have so much more to learn. I’m so excited about my life and living today.

Today, I experience change, and personal growth because that is my current path and chosen direction for my life. I have a spiritual life that is so glorious. I have changed many old beliefs, accepted life, and learned that I’m responsible for everything that happens in my life today. I know that I can change my thoughts about situations and events and they surely will change. I know that all change is for the best, even if it doesn’t appear to be at that time. I heard a little quote “It’s all good!” It really is!

I know that all the power and answers are there within me. I know today that I must be diligent of where my thoughts and focus are. So long as I stay true and honest with me and come from love in all my efforts…I am never disappointed with the outcome. In my recovery thus far, learning patience and tolerance have been the biggest challenges. Learning and accepting that all is exactly the way it should be at this very moment in time has saved my bottom countless times from reacting to situations that I find unacceptable.

So as I continue on this journey of life, I learn as much I can every single day. I work at staying in the moment and being in each moment in my life instead of “doing” all of the time. I strive for that balance. I know that I must do the required footwork, the results depend on my intentions, my attitude and how clear I am with my direction and purpose. I actually love the paradox of life: It is was I make it, it is what I choose, it is what I need, and it is life. When I’m spiritually fit and connected…life is beyond my expectations…so grand it is!

I am full of gratitude for my family and friends that have stood by me, loved me and supported all of my efforts. I know how to love today…for those of you that read this and can feel my heart and soul through these words…I thank you for being part of my life today. I may not know you…I’d like to. I send you my warmest wishes full of love to you. Thank you for reading my experience, strength and hope for today!

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  2. David Molnaron 02 Sep 2015 at 1:11 pm 2

    Way to go Kathi! I totally agree with you. Have 24-1-/2 years of “One Day At A Time” under my belt. Have Bipolar II disorder and have often been tempted to drink it away but it will only, and inevitably, make it worse. Keep on going!

    Dave M

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