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Good evening friends. It is important for me, whether it be in a meeting or working with someone to never give advice or suggestions. You never know how one will take what you say, or how their mind works. Instead, all I can offer is my experience, as it happened to me. And if I can't offer that, I shut up so someone who can help gets that chance. You truly never know how you will handle anything until you're face to face with that situation. I heard in a meeting tonite, a gentlemen speak of his first year of sobriety being the "honeymoon stage" and he rode that pink cloud... I couldn't help but laugh to myself, and share that that WAS NOT my experience. It took every ounce of my being to not pick up the first few months. Then it took all I had to not break down mentally and emotionally. People generally love or hate what I speak/write about. None of that is my concern. I only hope they hear something that will help them, or help them in the future. My experience has been a rough, bumpy, weird, and fucked up one. But here I am. Sober. Alive. Living life on lifes terms, one long ass day at a time. Instead of focusing on what has happened to me, I focus on what I've accomplished. What I've learned. How my experiences may benefit others, and that it was my HP and the helping hands of recovery that got me this far in my journey. I've had to make some hard life changing decisions... And then live with them. And with grace. Pride, ego, and fear are ALWAYS an obstacle in my path, and if I'm not constantly on guard, "sooner or later" they may be my downfall and take my life away. I wasn't promised a happy ending, a big house, a bunch of cool friends, or any of that other shit. I was promised to live a happy life one day at a time IF I was willing to go to any length for it. That means doing things i don't want to. Making tough decisions and then accepting the outcome. Things werent handed to me on a silver platter. I had to work for them, in addiction AND in recovery. I worked hard at destroying everything in my path for that drink and drug. So I sure didn't expect to not have to work just as hard to clean it up and get my shit straight. We are guaranteed a daily reprieve based on the maintenance of our spiritual condition... Which tells me that its constant work, everyday, and only for One day. And how we live that day will absolutely affect our tmrw. I cannot stay sober today on yesterdays recovery. I may have learned something yesterday that will help me today, IF I apply what I learned yesterday to what I'm facing today. SIMPLE PROGRAM FOR COMPLICATED PEOPLE, LOL ;-) So think positive. Plan on doing things you don't want to do. DON'T give up. Or plan on having Ur next drink/drug . Sounds pretty simple to me. The day will be what you make it. I wish you all a happy, joyous, and free, next 24. And you'll have that IF you work for it. Happy Monday friends, have a great night :-) I'm out.

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