Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sobriety Sunday

Someone asked...What is a pink cloud? Everyone kind of has their own idea of what it means to be on a "pink cloud" or whether or not it's a good thing. I see it as God's grace helping us through the tuff times in recovery. There have been many times in my sobriety that I was almost floating...I guess that's what they mean by being on a "pink cloud." I have also heard people with strong passion for their program of recovery sometimes referred to as being on a pink cloud...I refer to it as having the light go on or seeing the light, but that's me.

What happens when the pink cloud disappears? It's sometimes painful and scary and you hope you have enough God, program and tools to stay sober. I did, thank God.

Please share your experience with your pink cloud...


  1. I've not heard of the "pink cloud" theory. It seems to have a
    negative tone, as if the person in recovery is somehow in denial but, that's me. When I got sober (the last time), I think
    I had a pink cloud experience. I was very crabby the first two
    weeks and then it was clear sailing. In fact, I was on my way
    to a favorite woman's meeting the morning of September 11,
    it was my two month anniversary. I was so sad for what had
    happened, yet had no desire to drink. Fast forward six months and my husband wanted a divorce, even though I
    had quit drinking as he had requested. Since then I've been
    sober for very brief periods of time. I have in the past few
    months been wanting to be sober, one day at a time, for the rest of my life. I also am a cancer survivor, three years now, and just found out last week that my cancer has decided to return, this time in my right lung. I'm very hopeful of surviving the cancer journey, not so much about
    the drinking. If anyone has experienced something similar,
    please share. Like Emily, I too, believe it's helpful to our
    recovery. Thanks for listening. Peace to all.

  2. Someone who caresAugust 1, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    Hi, Anonymous --

    I am sorry that your cancer returned. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Big, big hug your way...

    Someone who cares

  3. Love and hugs to you!

  4. Hi, Emily --

    Can you talk a bit about the "tools" you refer to that a person hopes they have when the pink cloud disappears?

    Thanks --