Friday, May 27, 2011

No Bad Days

A very close friend of mine watched me get sober, watched me heal, watched the program I stay sober in safe my life. He got a front seat of what a recovery program can do. He has much respect for it.

I am hoping that when and if he hits bottom that he will find his way through the doors. For now he's trying to get it through osmosis...yes, I have informed him chances are slim)

Yesterday we were talking on the phone and he was reading the bumper stickers in front of him..."One day at a Time" and "Easy does it" He knew where they were from and what they meant. Then he asked me what "There are no bad days" meant I giggled and told him that one was a lie, I also think that "Think, think, think" is a pretty stupid one too, but that's just my opinion.

Then last night I was sharing at a meeting and in my share I said "I haven't had a day in sobriety that was as bad as it was when I was out drinking. It dawned on me what "There are no bad days" means. No matter how bad it sucks, it never sucks as bad as it was when my mind was consumed with the thought of drinking.


  1. That is the truth!! So days itcan be so painful, draining, and just plain hard to get through, but when your sober it makes it just a bit better. I have been having a hard time lately and I think that the statement, "there are no bad days" is what I am holding onto now, thanks Emily!

    It is better sober, it just doesn't take away all the painful things, but it allows us to cope and get by, which then allows us to make better life choices.

  2. I saw you on Dr Phil last week (a bit delayed here in NZ) and I have been doing a lot of soul searching since.. Thank you for the inspiration...Lill