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Mine was...."it is none of your business what other people thing about you"
Mine was & still is....."there is hope....you DO NOT have to do this alone".
"In the light of eternity, just how important is it?"
Don't drink no matter what.This is the best advice for me right now. My mother passed away tonight and I have been sober for over 9 months, and I still am. I have had to deal with people drinking heavily over the last week and I STILL did not drink!! You can stay sober no matter what, I have so far.I also called my sponsor, Always call your sponsor!!!
Never be afraid to ask for help....and if someone judges you for it, then cut them out of your life.
Doggie Lover, I am so sorry for your loss. I am very proud of you for staying sober through such a difficult time of your life. I lost my mom 4 years ago rather suddenly to meningitis (she was in a coma for 8 days before passing). While I thought I was handling it well, for the next few months I had several severe physical issues appear, all due to stress per my doctor. Take especially good care of yourself now.As for me, I'm on Day 6 now and the best advice I received is something I've read here: the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting different results.
This too shall pass. The hard times pass and even the good times pass. Never fear the hard times and embrace the good times.
Anon - Day 6....that is totally awesome girl! So proud of you. And I like the definition of insanity too....when I feel the need to drink, I repeat that definition over and over in my head until it passes....some say the serenity prayer - I do the insanity definition....didn't start doing that until my most recent 3 relapses....it works for me and I hope it continues to work for you....you're in my prayers daily!Doggielover - I'm so sorry for your loss sweetie...I sent you a more personal e-mail - hang in there and hold onto your sobriety babe....this too shall pass.
Put one foot in front of the other.I cannot do this under my own power.there IS hope~As I face strep throat and a hysterectomy next week I feel a little like my life is spiraling out of control....I just need to keep doing the next right thing.....
Doggielover, lots of light & love!My best advice ever was: The first thing to do, no matter what, is not to start drinking!It helped me not to feel powerless in any kind of situation because I could make a choice.I worried a lot about Egypt, I have been there many times, and I saw my mistake. Putting trust in them to achieve a better life is a positive energy that benefits them and myself.The egyptian people don't drink because of their religion which gives them this power.The definition of insanity is one to remember!Today is already a good day because I am sober!