Being Sober is Great

Help for alcohol abuse addiction alcoholics who want to stay sober
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Postby DakotaTX » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:23 am

Dallas, 14 Nov '86 ... you are an inspiration!

Sparklek, thank you for the welcome.

I am learning so much from this forum. And, it helps me during the wee, dark hours of winter to have sunshine coming from you through my computer screen.


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Postby dimples12562 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:17 pm

Sober today!!

I can look my girls in the eyes and see respect :D

If I get pulled over, no worries about bein hauled off to jail (just give me my ticket :roll: and yes I promise to slow down) lol :lol:

I fall asleep and I wake up!! No more blacking out an coming to :cry:

I can MAKE plans!! 8)

I can pay my bills :shock:

I have true, honest to God friends who love me!! 8)

I am not plotting to get something out of those friends!! :P

So much more but lunch is over and time to work!!


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Postby Camel » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:26 pm

My tonque, or my fingers, cannot put into words the vast amount of gratitude I have for sobriety. So many things come to mind I couldn't even begin to mention them all. First and foremost, I thank God every day for Dr. Bob, and Bill Wilson, that's a given, but more so for the other Alcohoilcs that made a committment to sobriety, and carried this thing forward. Not just the ones back then, but the ones we have right now. If not for them, I would be dead.
God blessed, and continues to bless, Alcoholics Anonymous.


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Postby Dallas » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:56 am

Just recently, (on a different website, for non-alcoholics) I posted three videos, of a Harvard Professor, giving a lecture on: "The Science of Happiness". They are officially teaching college level, graduate classes, in Universities like Harvard... "The Psychology of Happiness."

The Harvard Professor, in front of a huge audience, with Power Point presentations, etc., is demonstrating his research and scientific findings, on Happiness! :lol:

During his lecture, he's not only explaining the significant discoveries he's made -- by studying Happy People in comparison to studying Unhappy and Depressed People -- but, he's sharing some of his major scientific discoveries of "what they did" to be so happy.

One of the key elements that he shared was: A Gratitude List. And, he said, that if a person will just take the time -- to start their day with listing 5 things that they are grateful for -- in five days they will be feeling the impact. And, that if they do it for 21 days in a row -- the effects can be felt for six months! (Which is part of our Step 10).

Then, another element that the Professor teaches, that Happy People do, is: Prayer & Meditation. :lol: (Which his part of our Step 11).

Then, he goes on to explain -- the "Principle of Contribution" -- of how Happy People achieve fulfillment in their lives -- by contributing to the happiness of others! (Part of our Step 12?)

Just imagine -- how much happier all those college professors and students would be by now -- had they started studying "what we do in AA" -- many years, before now? :lol: :lol:

They'd have enough PhD's in the Science of Happiness... to have at least one... in every school in the world! :wink:

For those who have contempt for AA, the 12 Steps, the Big Book, and say "Oh! That's out-dated stuff!" it must not be so out-dated, if Harvard Professors are just now discovering what AA has been teaching since 1935. :lol:

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Postby Toast » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:16 pm

Here here :lol:

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Re: Being Sober is Great

Postby Dallas » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:47 am

Thanks for sharing, Keith.
My best wishes for you and your family!

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Re: Being Sober is Great

Postby Toast » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:17 pm

Good share Keith,

Heart warming stuff!

Be well

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