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Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

If I keep a green bough in my heart the singing bird will come.
- Chinese proverb
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Why I Drank

I drank for joy and became miserable.

I drank to be outgoing and became self centered.

I drank to be sociable and became lonely.

I drank for friendship and made enemies.

I drank to soften sorrow and wallowed in self-pity.

I drank for sleep and awakened without rest.

I drank for strength and felt weak.

I drank for relaxation and got the shakes.

I drank for confidence and felt unsure

I drank for courage and became afraid

I drank for assurance and became doubtful

I drank to forget thoughts and had blackouts

I drank for conversation and tied my tongue

I drank to be in heaven and I came to know hell

I drank to forget and became haunted

I drank for freedom and became a slave (of alcohol)

I drank to ease problems and saw them multiply

I drank to cope with life and invited death.

I drank because I had the 'right' to and everything turned out wrong.

Said this fellow, 'It must have taken a bunch of booze to get you in this shape?

I said, 'Just one. For me one is too many and a thousand isn't enough.'
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... well a couple of years ago actually but it has stuck in my mind. Different addiction but I think there is a message for us.

"Every gambler knows
That to lose
Is what you're really there for"

U2 - Every Breaking Wave
An Inuit story. An old man is talking to his grandson: 'Inside me are two dogs fighting: a black one and a white one.` `Which one will win?' asks the boy. 'The one I feed'

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Great quote Sunny, and I love your Larkin signature line ;)?

"Stepping out of my comfort zone, I step into my potential"
- Holly Whittaker
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Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober.
- Jamie Lee Curtis
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I'm sure I saw that Jamie Lee Curtis quote ,from the 16 February ,on the abstinence thread ,too !
' Normal ' is just a setting on the washing machine .

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"This month's decisions are next month's body"
"Alcohol is the thief of time"
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Saw this on fb.

You are free to choose
But you are Not free from the consequences
Of your choice .
Says it all really .
Sobriety is never owned ; it's rented
And rent is due Every day.

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Knocked down 7 times: get up 8.
"Alcohol is the thief of time"
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Those last three quotes are fab, simple and yet say so much, thanks for posting ;)?
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

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"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."
Stephen R Covey.
"Alcohol is the thief of time"
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A quote about addiction and thinking about changes...

The normal question is:
“Is this bad enough for me to have to change?”

The question we should be asking is:
“Is this good enough for me to stay the same?”

And the real question underneath it all is:
“AM I FREE?”

– Laura McKowen
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:lol: :lol: :lol: (::)
"There is no 'us' and 'them'; it's an illusion. We are all human beings, and we all have a responsibilty to support one another." Roger Waters

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Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to - alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person - you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain.

- Eckhart Tolle
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Very true, so many people have told me they drink, use drugs, or have serial relationships/co dependent relationships to 'escape' or make themselves feel better (initially). Certainly true in my case with alcohol x
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

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Look reality in the face, know it well, understand it and seek roads to take together, using the method of collaboration and dialogue, living closeness in order to bring hope. Never cloud hope! Do not confuse it with optimism — which merely implies a psychological attitude — or with other things. Hope is creative, it can create a future.
- Pope Francis

It's best to not confuse optimism with hope. Optimism is a psychological attitude toward life. Hope goes further. It is an anchor that one hurls toward the future, it's what lets you pull on the line and reach what you're aiming for.
- Pope Francis
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We can't control events, but we can choose what to focus on, we can choose what things mean and we can choose what to do. Those three choices - those three decisions - really control our life.
- Tony Robbins

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.
- Wu Men, 13th Century

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